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One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 15th, 2020 – A Door

When one door closes, another opens. Just don’t be standing in front of it. It’s a heavy door.

(Part of the above is a quote from Alexander Graham Bell. The rest is all mine.)


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure.

Here are the simple JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

2 a) The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

3. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

6. The prompts will appear every day that’s neither a Wednesday nor a Saturday–Saturday’s JusJoJan prompt will be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You’ll find the list of prompts below as they come in, which means I’ll be updating this post. Remember, you don’t have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you. NOTE: If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

7. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

8. Have fun!


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Quite Quaint – #ThursdayDoors

Compared to the blog post of Norm Frampton, founder of Thursday Doors, my post with one little picture is teensy. I have yet to fully appreciate his awesome entry this week, which features one of the most famous landmarks in Toronto history, so what do you say we both go there after we get to the end of this post? There’ll be a link.

My Thursday Door is a tiny Thursday Door, on a little lending library I found whilst out wandering. Of course, I put my book in and took another.

It really is quite quaint.

Here’s Norm’s link. Don’t miss it! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/thursday-doors-april-19-2018/


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#ThursdayDoors – What the …

Just a quickie for Norm Frampton’s photo prompt, Thursday Doors. I’m looking for suggestions on what this might be all about. It’s been there for weeks.

It’s empty apart from the clear liquid – the darkness inside is just a reflection.

Guesses?

To join us in Thursday Doors, click on the following link. There you’ll find links to all the other participants and the rules to participate yourself! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/thursday-doors-august-24-2017/

 


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#ThursdayDoors – Museum pieces

My son, Christopher, and I went on our yearly excursion to Toronto to the Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday. The outside of the building is under renovation, but luckily I got pictures of the actual museum doors last year ( click here to see them). This year, I decided to take photos of some of the doors on display inside. It seems doors are interesting enough to keep …

Click on the photos for a larger image:

There were more doors in the museum, but these were all I managed to capture this time around.

The Thursday Doors prompt is brought to you by Norm Frampton. Click on his post and join in today! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/thursday-doors-august-3-2017/


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#ThursdayDoors – Doors ‘n’ Cats

Walking around my neighbourhood, I’ve seen a curious trend; the combination of doors and cats. I’d like to share with you my findings to date.

Enjoy.
(Click the pictures to enlarge.)

Well-camouflaged and snoozin’

Checking me out.

Waiting to get in.

Enjoying the fresh air.

Watching a squirrel and wishing he was outside.

This post is brought to you by the Thursday Doors prompt from the great Canadian photographer, Norm Frampton. Please visit his post here https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/thursday-doors-july-13-2017/ and you, too, can join in the doorish fun!

 


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#ThursdayDoors – I May Have Found a Soulmate

I was walking around my neighbourhood a couple of weeks ago when I came across this.

Someone with a fixation on coming and going? Enchanted doors to another world, perhaps? Whatever it is, I’m assuming they love doors.

Here’s some more that are actually attached to a house.

I do love my neighbourhood.

This post is inspired by the great Norm Frampton. You can find his original Thursday Doors post here: https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/thursday-doors-june-29-2017/ Join in – it’s fun!

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Ominous-Looking Door for #ThursdayDoors

I live in a lovely old section of town. Now that the weather’s getting nicer, I’m able to get out and take some pictures of doors. Here’s what I came up with this week.

I haven’t been able to find any history on this house, but it’s obviously old. I’d love to know what kind of house it is. I plan to do more research on it.

The front door has been updated, by the looks of it. I love the thickness of the wall.

This photo was taken at sunset, whereas the others were taken this morning. Note the way the sun at the top corner of the house makes the photo appear aged.  Also, note the door on the right side of the house.

It’s hard to tell what it’s made of, but it looks metal. Was the place a jail?

There was some major hardware on it once upon a time…

Thursday Doors is brought to us all by Norm Frampton. Check his awesome photos and join in! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/thursday-doors-may-4-2017/