Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Becoming is Superior to Being

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Arches Panorama (1 of 1)-3 Balance Rock blogBalanced Rock, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah (June 12, 2014) — Images by kenne

Located just off the main road in Arches National Park, Balanced Rock is an easy walk for a closer view.

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Model Writing Postcards — Carl Larsson

Canine portraits: “painting” Berto

Somewhere Beyond The Sea.

Subatomic Tourism

The edge of the Mediterranean. The edge of the Mediterranean.

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Daily Prompt: Sudden Shifts – Just like weather in Russia

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hale starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.

If you need visual inspiration, this happened last week in Russia

The Garden Frog

“Looks like rain.”

“No, never: the sun is shining, bright blue sky and a perfect day for the beach. Who said that anyhow?”

“I did, the frog in the garden. Weather frogs know everything. We feel it in our slime.”

“You are not a real frog, just a replica of a frog, no slime.”

“There are days when I can be just as real as you humans. I was born as a weather frog, but a wicked Russian fairy with a WordPress t-shirt transformed me into a statue. I am now here to rescue you from the fate of being…

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O’Reilly, Avs destined for Wednesday arbitration hearing


It looks like the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly are going to spend Wednesday in a Toronto courtroom.

When the Avalanche decided to take O’Reilly to arbitration, there was hope the two sides could get something done before heading to court. As Adrian Dater of The Denver Post writes, that doesn’t seem likely now and the relationship between the player and team seems even more fractured.

O’Reilly can decide to take a one or two-year reward in arbitration, should it get there and it likely will, and Dater says it’s likely he’ll go for a one-year reward. The reason for that is it’ll ensure that he’ll get a qualifying offer of around $6 million next summer should the Avalanche wind up going down this road with him one more time.

As for how things got to this point between the two sides, last year’s acrimony…

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