A Finish Unknown

One of Sherlock Holmes’ many observations was this one:
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

The words were, of course, those of a fictional Sherlock Holmes, the super sleuth created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). Sir Arthur had Holmes give that advice in Chapter 6 of his work entitled “The Sign of Four”, published in 1890.

Improbable as it may seem during the living of it, life itself does glide steadily toward a finish line known to none. We truly are without a clue.

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Scan of the VHS cover of “Without A Clue”, Orion Home Video, 1988, ITC Entertainment Group, from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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Bless the Farmer

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Come on, Spring, and the art of farming!

Paul Harvey, the talented radio host, once said: “God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’

“So God made a farmer.”

I’m a farmer’s daughter who still loves the land for all it can provide for the created human race!

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

See my Amazon Author’s Page:
http://www.amazon.com/author/bahelberg3-sp-a_17

Words to Think On

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Consider the Power of Words:

Albert Einstein once observed:
“I know not with what weapons World World III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Comedian Robin Williams painted a darker picture yet, quoting a PENTAGON OFFICIAL who said to him: “…the people who would actually push the button probably have never seen a person die…the only hope (a strange thought in itself) is if they placed the button to launch the nuclear war behind a man’s heart. The President, then, with a rusty knife, would be required to cut out the man’s heart, kill(ing) the man, to get to the button.”

These dark thoughts shared may be an enlightening warning to the living!

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First Photo (moon with clouds) from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
Second Photo (hands) courtesy of pixabay.com

Ten Photographic Awards At —

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I was looking for my 10th Photographic Award at Pixoto.com and here he is, as of
this morning’s notification.

My little squirrelly friend, photographed in 2016 in the backyard of our apartment building, provided that award with a photo image rating of over 500 in his first day as an uploaded photo.

He finished in the Top 20% Best of the Day for January 14 in the category of Animals.

See him and other award-winning photos in my collections at
http://www.pixoto.com/barbaraannehelberg
and at
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/1375249/

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Forty Percent Wasted

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Recent statistics about food consumption in the United States of America, the capital of world wealth, reveal Americans waste forty percent of the food purchased in this country!

Forty percent waste! While portions of Americans and the world’s people starve, a statistic of forty percent waste of food is…

Shameful.

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Listening Closely to Destruct or Contruct…

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(Photo: A Female Cardinal listens positively for the next click of my camera, perhaps expecting a mate to appear.)

What do we expect to hear, or ascertain, when we listen closely at the workplace?

Is it gossip we seek, or some piece of constructive advice? Do we listen with positivity, or negativity? Is it some band wagon we want to jump on just to be part of the crowd that drives us to listen to whatever topic is being discussed?

Statistics show that co-workers everywhere may have to spend as much as 33% of their time listening to other employees complain about each other.

After collaborating these past two months with many other writers to help produce a scary anthology edited by Dan Alatorre and released at Amazon.com, I spent 0% of my time listening to discord. Even if a writer wasn’t particularly fond of one of the included stories, his focus remained on getting the whole into print, for the benefit of all.

It was a very positive, collective effort that produced “The Box Under the Bed”.

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Our Scary Anthology

 

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It is a rewarding experience to meet new writers and find people in every corner of the world, via the Internet, who share the joy of writing!

Because of this wonderful networking capability, our scary anthology titled “The Box Under the Bed”, edited by the prolific talents of Dan Alatorre —

http://www.danalatorre.com/2017/09/02/34540/

https://www.danalatorre.com/2017/09/18/check-this-out/

— has gotten notice from Ellen Datlow. Ellen is the recipient of numerous Horror Fiction awards, including the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association in 2011 !

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

It Will Not Be Long

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It won’t be long, now, before author Dan Alatorre’s anthology titled “The Box Under the Bed” makes its debut on Amazon. Dan is a prolific WordPress blogger and one of Amazon’s bestselling authors to boot.

You can see more of his work and get more information about the upcoming anthology at:

http://www.danalatorre.com/2017-09-01/cover-reveal-the-scary-anthology

The anthology, which Dan edited, will feature scary stories from 20, or more, authors, including yours truly, and many of whom are also otherwise published.

It’s scary… !!

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg