Discover Prompts: And the winner is . . .

As I mentioned in my post Joke/No Joke, I’m proud to say that we successfully posted 30 interpretations of the Discover Prompts in 30 days! And, thanks to you, our readers, we have the top five, most-viewed posts to share with you. As always, we love your comments, links, and likes. 5th Place: Discover Prompt […]

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Discover Prompt 1: Joke/No Joke

When Discover Prompts were first introduced on April 1st, 2020, I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t have a joke to tell, or even an old April Fool’s joke that I used to play on my Dad each year — yes, the ol’ cardboard-in-a-gum-wrapper trick! So, I’ve saved my Joke post ’til last. And then a […]

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Discover Prompt 30: Grateful

The final day for writing based on the one-word Discover Prompts is finally here! And I must say, I’ve enjoyed the exercise of daily writing and trying to find photos to match the themes. Today’s word is Grateful, so here goes. I’m grateful that . . . Elton John has rescheduled his Knoxville concert originally […]

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Discover Prompt 29: List

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey Are you a list-maker? A list-follower? Or a little bit of both? During this time of sheltering in place, we’re slowly but surely (well, sort of) checking off a list of things to do. To complete. To put to […]

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Discover Prompt 28: Focus

Instead of focusing on circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.” Joy Page When I heard we’d be sheltering in place in Knoxville for a couple of weeks (or more), I remembered a project, stored in a back bedroom closet, that needed attention: a hand-painted needlepoint […]

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Discover Prompt 27: Team

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford For more than fifteen years, we’ve been part of a team — a Habitat Global Village team — that builds houses in international locations. It’s work, of course, but it’s also a rush — working together with people from the […]

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Discover Prompt 24: Elixir

There are moments when the elixir of life rises to such over−brimming splendor that the soul spills over. Henry Miller I used to sleep in on our vacations to the beach, a luxury for a working mother of two. But that was before I discovered what really happens on beaches before dawn. Nowadays, I need […]

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Discover Prompt 20: Music

Just the mention of fall in Knoxville brings to mind football with the Vols and the music of the Pride of the Southland Band. We can hear that music now — strains of the unofficial fight song, “Rocky Top,” being played as the band marches through campus into Neyland Stadium . . . or as […]

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Discover Prompt 11: Biting into Morocco

If you’d told me I’d be taking a bite of homemade bread made by me and baked in a wood-fired oven in Morocco, I would have thought you were a dreamer, for sure. But that’s exactly what happened during a one-day excursion to the Ourika Valley near Marrakech with Chef Joanne Weir, author of numerous […]

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Discover Prompt 19: Three

The writer has three sources: imagination, observation, and experience. William Faulkner Perhaps good things do come in threes, but you don’t usually plan for three-some photos. They just happen. In fact, you most often don’t realize you’ve photographed three of anything until you look back at the pictures and find — to your amazement — […]

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