WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ENDURANCE

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La Coruña is an ancient city founded by Hercules,  

so the locals in this lively urban port tell me.  CIMG3694

The 180-foot Tower of Hercules is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Spain. It’s the oldest Roman/European lighthouse in the world which, since the end of the 1st century, continues to guide ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean. CIMG3696The tower stands on a rocky hillock, dominating the northern end of the peninsula in La Coruña. The story the locals like to tell is that Hercules slew the giant tyrant Geryon after three days and three nights of continuous battle. At the end of the battle, Hercules buried the giant’s head and decreed that a town be built on that spot. 

The tower endures. So does the myth.

Toni 9/21/14  

DID SOMEONE SAY #TBT?

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Scan 35My dorm room boasted cinderblock, exposed pipes, linoleum,

and friends of the first magnitude.   

Can you tell it’s S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT ?

Toni 9/18/14

Parsley and Putin. Sage and Ceasefires. Useful Know How and Ukraine, Rosemary and Russia, Thyme and Terror. (a 420 character, 9-line poem inspired by my herbs and heavy setbacks in the peace in our time department)

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Little things I know: Parsley.

Hold bunch at an angle, run knife down side of stems, rotate and repeat.

Rosemary. Grip top of sprig with one hand and pinch stem with other.

Drag fingers down top to bottom & leaves pop off.

But I lack know-how w/ sage and thyme.

As does Putin:

Not sage enough to know how much t(hy)ime

he’s got to be reckless and unpredictable w/out all hell breaking loose.

NOT a little thing. I know.

PATTY

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