DDD-challenge

A-Z Archive
Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had the “CCC”-challenge, so this week we’ll take “D” – I’m sure you’ll also find a story or a music title tagged with “D”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “D”!!! Myself I’ll feature “Dubrovnik”:

DUBROVNIK

Immersion unto the unknown by Michal Sleczek
Immersion unto the unknown, a photo by Michal Sleczek on Flickr.

we had our honeymoon weeks in Dubrovnik 50 years ago – and we still can’t forget this wonderful feeling while walking on the top of these walls. It’s a vibrant city: Not only the colors there are vibrant. The people, the music, the architecture, the ocean, the food, the friendliness: too!

and what about music, tagged “D”?
I tried to finger out on my acoustic guitar the old spiritual with the lyrics “Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel – and why not every man? He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den, and Jonah from the belly of the whale …”

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About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

67 responses to “DDD-challenge

  1. I have to visit this town one day. It looks beautiful!

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  2. hi Frizz, this is one place Bob and i wish to see someday … would love to walk its walls (like you did) and its cobblestone pathways. i guess it is as enchanting as Brugges in a bigger sense! even if it is not your anniversary, i would like to extend our greetings for your 50 years of being together … such a beautiful feat!

    and here’s my entry for the week: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/frizz-d-deafening-silence/

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    • thank you so much for
      continuing your oxymoron phrase series!
      An interesting example for
      “deafening silence”:
      “…In the deeper recesses,
      we even hear the voice of conscience
      either being convicted or applauded…”

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  3. Hi there Frizz, it’s my first time to hear about Dubrovnik, sounds like a beautiful and colorful city indeed. Here’s my contribution this week:
    D is for Devin Castle from Slovakia.
    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/photo-journala-z-photo-challenge-d-is-for-devin-castle-in-slovakia/

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    • hi Myra,
      thank you again for your stunning quotes:
      “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers
      within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka
      + your stunning castle details
      + you made me smile,
      watching the portraits of you + your
      travel buddy, Professor Tuting Hernandez
      “Often a photo is like a key to unknown chambers
      within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Frizz

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  4. Double Life

    Mrs Brown had not seen her husband for ages. He was an agent for life insurance and spent his time travelling from one town to the other.
    Sometimes he didn’t get home for the weekend as he was too far away to get home.
    She felt very lonely, but she had the children to tend to, their meals to prepare and clothes to wash. She also made clothes for the children as she was a good dressmaker and the baby was only six months old.
    All these things kept her busy, but late at night after she had finished all her chores and relaxed, she felt very alone. She wished h?e would phone – just to talk to him would be good. He said the phone calls were too expensive and he said ‘what would she talk about? Only about the kids, shopping, and housework. He didn’t want to pay for such drivel’
    Sometimes she had her doubts about him, as he seemed so cruel and selfish at times, but at other times she could only see his good points and wanted only to be with him .
    She never went out at night, but this night a very good friend had asked her to a party for her fortieth birthday.
    She was able to find a baby sitter and she readied herself to go. She felt a little bit guilty at going out without her hubby. Never mind she needed to go to support her friend.
    The night was wonderful, she met many interesting people and chatted and even danced for hours. Suddenly she saw the clock and realised she was running late for her baby sitter. She needed to be home NOW!

    NEXT INSTALLMENT LATER

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  5. Here is mine. Ducks, Ducks and more Ducks. http://wp.me/p23TG1-30n

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    • you made me smile, Francine!
      my favorite:
      Q: Why do ducks watch the news?
      A: For the feather forecast!
      P.S.:
      I love your photo illustration:
      the duck, head in water,
      is looking down to the
      bottom of the pool.

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  6. Okay, I’ll get to work!

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      • you make me speechless. And it is not D-cumulation-nonsense: there are always ironic highlights with interesting subtle messages, for example “Grandmother’s delft dishes, damask drapes, and framed decoupage. Declining dessert, they accepted her offer of demitasse, and made desultory chit chat to defuse any defensiveness…”

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        • I so appreciate your response, as I do work hard on these “homework assignments”–as I like to call them. I LOVE words, so I start by making “the list”–as I do that, a story begins to form (accept for “C”–that was a different deal/week). All in all, it takes several days to complete. I’m probably making the challenge more difficult than it needs to be, but–it keeps me off the streets! God bless you.

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          • dear Bennetta,
            you made me smile with
            “…it takes several days to complete. I’m probably making the challenge more difficult than it needs to be, but–it keeps me off the streets!”
            P.S.: of course I know, that it must be a lot of work, to construct such interesting novels under the silly rule of one letter in focus. But your results are surprising, exciting! They are more than a response to a challenge. They are standing alone – and timeless! Maybe you publish a little book with your experiments from A to Z! And even if no one would buy the book: for sure you would enjoy to hold it in your hands – like me: holding in my hands daily my little blurb book, which was only bought by three: me and two friends in USA 🙂
            fragments and feedbacks, June-2013 by frizztext – US $12.10

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    • thank you Bumba, Stephen,
      you inspired me to write my next post:
      https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/psychology/
      +
      your mood is like the saying:
      “Psychology is the one disease that purports to cure…”
      – but for me: psychology developed a very good
      describing language with focus on terms,
      we missed the words for…
      P.S.:
      I hate countries, where philosophy and psychology,
      social sciences and art are oppressed
      (but religions are supported)…

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  7. Reblogged this on Born Into This and commented:
    Very nice Style.

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  8. TBM

    Love listening to your music first thing in the morning with my cup of tea.

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  9. Hi Frizz!!!! I have my cup of coffee!!! 🙂 I am sure you had a great time in Dubrovnic….I always always wanted to go there…It was impossible, I was studying and I did not have money, and my mother was always saying: “Do not worry, it will always be there waiting for you”…And then the war came….And it was so destroyed…Sincé then, I always try to visit the places I like as soon as possible…
    See you later, with my entry…

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  10. It is beautiful indeed. Thankfully it survived the war reasonably well and is still there fr everyone to enjoy.

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  11. Well if Bumba can get away with mining his back-catalogue, I have a ‘D’ for you Frizz: Domestic Goddess. She was created by an artist friend of mine, Wren Miller, and I originally did the post with International Women’s Day in mind, but then that should be every day shouldn’t it. So here she is again:
    http://wp.me/pKVAM-4s

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    • hi Tish,
      you made me smile with
      this genial sculpture
      and your comment:
      +
      “…we generally consider
      doing housework an act of drudgery
      that makes us both ratty and resentful…”

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  12. Amy

    Thank you for the beautiful music, Frizz! What a treat in the morning 🙂

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  13. So, here is my entry to your challenge Frizz…
    http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/old-dragonfly/
    Hope you like it!

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  14. Hi, Frizz! Here’s my entry for DDD-Challenge! Enjoy!
    http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/ddd-challenge/

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    • hi Doris in Greece,
      a DAUGHTER can be a DOOR into a new DESIGN:
      ~ ~ ~
      my daughter is an architect and I learned a lot by her
      about design and not design …
      she thinks our home is old fashioned,
      looking like a museum of life –
      whereas she prefers white & empty rooms …

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  15. I’ve always regretted missing Dubrovnik on my trip many years ago …
    Here’s my entry for DDD http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/dilapidated-door-in-dinan/

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    • hi Lynne,
      I like your reply
      “In France even dilapidation
      has a certain je ne sais quoi…”
      “I do not know what” –
      ~ ~
      dear Lynne,
      maybe not only the door is dilapidated,
      but also the complete house –
      maybe certain parts
      of the great cities in France too …

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  16. Here is a link to my entry for this week: http://wp.me/p24idL-1zH

    Thanks for providing a place to share our photographs and be inspired by photographers from around the world. I would never have found these talented folks on my own.

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  17. Here’s my entry this week: http://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/ddd-challenge-driving-the-john-deere/

    The Dubrovnik photo is really nice. I would love to go there. What a nice place to honeymoon!

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    • DDD Challenge:
      Driving the John Deere
      =
      a dreen tractor,
      boy dressed with dreen T-shirt –
      with a dreen cap!
      +++
      sorry,
      my orthography control software
      gave me dree red lines 🙂
      I fear, I missed the
      DDD-triple award 😦

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  18. What a beautiful place to spend your honeymoon … it looks peaceful and very artistic. 50 years … you are blessed, Frizz … my congratulations to Barbara. Perhaps, you finger guitar playing keeps he fascinated.
    ~~~~ : – )
    It’s past midnight so I am posting a tad late but didn’t want to miss your challenge.
    Hope you enjoy …
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/double-duutch-jump-rope/

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    • I’ve heard about this new technology via television, you are really up to date, Amy!
      P.S.:
      I’m sure you’ll not order a pistol, which cannot be discovered by scanners on the airport…

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  19. Finally, I managed to write a post – http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/dragonflies/

    Thanks, Frizz. 🙂 Have a great day.

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  20. Dubrovnik, a friend of mine went there and brought back pictures that show such a beautiful place.
    I’ve had a wonderful several days of downtime and here I go again http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/d-is-for-2/

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  21. Hi,

    May I ask you about the challenge again? I recently noticed the A-Z Photo challenge badge on your post so I’m not sure whether I’ve done the suitable approaches from my participation in this challenge or not. Do you prefer getting the photo from the challengers for each letter?

    Sorry if I sounded confused but I’m afraid I misunderstand and will take a wrong approach till Z.

    Thank you.

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  22. Pat

    Join me at the local diner for my interpretation. http://imissmetoo.me/2013/07/27/ddd-diner/

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  23. hi Frizz, better late than never for your challenge! Here is a delicious dangerous dinosaur … we ate him yesterday for birthday lunch 🙂 http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/delightful-delicious-dinosaur/

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  24. Late but not forgotten, my last post on this side of the country! Please have a look at http://acrossthebored.com/2013/07/29/ddd-challenge/

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  25. vastlycurious.com

    Now there is 3 DDD’s ? http://wp.me/a2dwKf-PZ

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    • my special attention was driven to:
      “Desperate Drones without a pulse”
      – we have a critical drone dispute actually in German parliament:
      an US drone started in USA to find Germany via Canada, Greenland etc. – and was lost for a long period of the travel, but suddenly appeared in Germany searching for Germany. But the law forbids drone flights over Germany, because they are dangerous for civil air traffic – no warning systems installed in a drone. It was a typical ghost flight …

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