This Week at Gatewood: August 16–22, 2015

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by Frasier MacKenzie

Hello, and thanks for stopping in!

The kids are back to school here, summer’s winding down a bit, and we’re starting to see the squirrels very industriously gathering and hiding nuts among the trees. Most of us here look forward to fall; we know winter’s not far behind, but for now, we look forward to that very brief time of the cooler temperatures and that certain stillness in the air. Unless you’re a squirrel, and then it’s really all about the nuts.

Here are our features for the week of August 16–22:

Monday:Appalachian Postcard,” art by Zengael

Tuesday:Arcade Funeral,” poetry by R. Kane

Wednesday:Bathroom Crucifix” photography by Nez

Thursday:The Duckling Says…,” some humorous short fiction of the supernatural variety by Patrick Redding

Friday:Sea Walls,” photography by P.L. Miller with a quote from psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison

Remember, the Friday photo can be downloaded for free as a meditation card for your phone, tablet or computer. Share, print, ponder… enjoy!

Be sure to follow @docnicholas on Twitter for daily updates on Journal posts as well as humor, thoughts on books, animal pics and rescues, and all your behind-the-scenes Journal action (or lack thereof). It’s like getting all the extras that come with a DVD, plus cat hair!

Did you know you can subscribe to Gatewood Journal and receive a monthly newsletter with all our features for the month? Like a weekly wrap-up, only monthly, so your e-mail box won’t get cluttered. Like a magazine, only digital, because we love trees.

That’s it for the Gatewood Weekend Wrap-Up for the week of August 16–22, 2015. Enjoy your weekend, and visit us again soon!


Header photo via Pixabay.

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Bathroom Crucifix

Bathroom Crucifix by NEZ

Photograph © Copyright 1999 by NEZ. All rights reserved. Shown here by permission of the artist.

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This Week at Gatewood: July 26–August 1, 2015

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by Frasier MacKenzie

Hello, and thanks for stopping in!

Here are our features for the week of July 26–August 1:

Monday:Dead Roses,” black and white photography by Nez

Tuesday:That Awkward Ride Home,” poetry by Erin Abernethy

Wednesday:Fogged Doorway” photography by K.C. Collins

Thursday:Not Coming to TV This Fall,” humor from Johanna Rigby

Friday:Human Nature & Society,” photography by P.L. Miller with a quote from psychologist Abraham Maslow

Remember, the Friday photo can be downloaded for free as a meditation card for your phone, tablet or computer. Share, print, ponder… enjoy!

Be sure to follow @docnicholas on Twitter for daily updates on Journal posts as well as puzzled commentary on current events, animal pics and rescues, cartoons, and all your behind-the-scenes Journal nonsense.

Did you know you can subscribe to Gatewood Journal and receive a monthly newsletter with all our features for the month? Like a weekly wrap-up, only monthly, so your e-mail box won’t get cluttered. Like a magazine, only digital, because we love trees.

That’s it for the Gatewood Weekend Wrap-Up for the week of July 26–August 1, 2015. Enjoy your weekend, and visit us again soon!


Photo by Alain Audet via Pixabay.

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Dead Roses

Dead Roses by NEZ

Photo © Copyright 2001 by NEZ. All rights reserved. Shown here by permission of the artist.

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This Week at Gatewood: May 17-23, 2015

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Photo via MorgueFile.

by Dr. Nicholas

Hi, everyone! It’s time for our Weekend Wrap-Up, so let’s get right to it.

Here are our features for the week of May 17-23:

Monday:Morning Fog,” photography by Nez. This is a beautiful shot that’s been in our gallery for awhile, but we just found a larger, higher-resolution file, and wanted to share it with you. It was shot in North Carolina, and I really like those colors in the mist.

Tuesday:Cartoons (A Few Words from the Artist),” poetry by R. Kane. This is an old piece from a box of archived papers. It was written back in 1990, but as you can see, still very relevant twenty-five years later. This is the first time it’s been published.

Wednesday:Mama Earlenes Business Proposition,” by Patrick Redding. This was something Patrick wrote while he was having a sort of “writer’s block” period on a couple of his more serious pieces. It’s a short, funny piece that goes along with the “Mama Earlene” Christmas letters he does from time to time, but you don’t have to be familiar with those to enjoy it. I like that line about Mama Earlene’s brothers becoming “entrepreneurs” because they aren’t good at anything useful.

Friday:Magic in the World,” photography by P.L. Miller and quote from Roald Dahl. Here’s an interesting fish-eye shot from a nearby forest, and a whimsical, thought-provoking quote about magic from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, among other things.

As you probably know, our Friday photo can be downloaded for free as a meditation card for your phone, tablet or computer. Share, print, ponder… enjoy!

At this point, the person who does our Weekend Wrap-Up usually posts some funny pictures I’ve shared recently, but I thought I’d do something a bit different this week. I really want to thank some folks who have been helping to spread the word by retweeting on Twitter, sharing articles, and generally helping widen the audience for our writers and artists. We greatly appreciate it!

Many thanks to:

Robin Sinclair and The Ghost of Mary at Robin Sinclair Books

Rick Dove at A Streaming of Consciousness

Mary Clark at Mary Clark, Writer

Tara Sparling at Tara Sparling Writes

Susan Mary Malone at SusanMaryMalone.com

Robert Hookey at You’ve Been Hooked!

Jeannette Harris at A Country Rag

Give their websites a visit, and say hello from us!

Now, not everyone has a website, so if you happen to be on Twitter, check out these fine folks who’ve also been helping to spread the word:

@DavidHinn, @sc_mo, @HeloisedArgente, @spiggitzfan, @annalapointe, @Ghost_Of_Mary, and @kwikxand.

For daily updates on Journal posts, you can follow me, @docnicholas, on Twitter.

I understand it’s a holiday weekend in some parts of the world, so you’ve got some extra reading time. Sounds like a great time to check out some other things on our site, and share them with friends! Our creators would certainly appreciate it, and you know it beats cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, or whatever is on your to-do list, doesn’t it? Of course it does.

That’s it for the Gatewood Weekend Wrap-Up for May 17-23. Enjoy your weekend, go easy on the ‘nip, and visit us again soon!

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Morning Fog

Morning Fog by NEZ

© Copyright 2001 by NEZ. Shown here by permission of the artist.

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This Week at Gatewood: March 15-21, 2015

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Photo via Pixabay.

by Frasier MacKenzie

Hello, and thanks for stopping in! Here are our features for the week of March 15-21:

Monday:Lollipillar,” photography by NEZ

Tuesday:Vessels,” poetry by Xavier

Wednesday:Art and Suffering,” essay by Rob Colfax

Friday:Emptiness,” photography by P.L. Miller and quote from Lao Tzu

Remember, the Friday photo can be downloaded for free as a meditation card for your phone, tablet or computer. Share, print, ponder… enjoy!

Special Assistant Doc Nicholas brought us some chuckles this week:

Follow @docnicholas on Twitter for daily updates on Journal posts as well as cat shenanigans and other tidbits of interest.

That’s it for our Gatewood Weekend Wrap-Up. Enjoy your weekend, and check in to visit us again soon!

 

 

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