Member Profile for Ciel

Member Profile for Ciel

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December 31, 2004
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The Ciel Show - 1 day ago
Another morning, another photo shoot... - There were not a lot of grand or...
Journal - Popularity rank: 7 Info

Loosely Speaking - 1 day ago
Charlie wrote this about the net neutrality repeal: - It's not just about...
Everything Else - Popularity rank: 22 Info

Prompted by... - 1 day ago
Favorite video of the season - What's yours? Post the link... Here's mine:...
On Writing - Popularity rank: 42 Info

How the Universe looks from here - 19 hours ago
Conversation - It has been a while since I had a really interesting...
Religion & Spirituality - Popularity rank: 47 Info

Adventuring: A Travelblogue with Photos - 13 days ago
New photos of an old trip - Several years ago I made some driving trips...
Travel - Popularity rank: 83 Info

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LAYS OF MIDDLE-EARTH part one - Feb 16, 2008

by Ciel3,968 words, poem

a tribute to JRR Tolkien. A series of poems celebrating Tolkien's Middle-earth: its history, its peoples, and the land itself.. Notes on the poems give some basic clarification for readers not familiar with the works of Tolkien..

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Dance, dance, the night is singing!/ The stars in the sky like bells are ringing,/ like ice, like crystal, like light on the mountain--/ I am the dance and the singing fountain!/ The music falters, the night is broken--/ a word on the edge of the glade is spoken.../ A Man, the weight of long wars upon him/ gazes agape at beauty beyond him.// from The Ballade of Tinuviel

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SOUL IN THE WATERS - Dec 31, 2007

by Ciel332 words, poem

from a dolphin point of view. three linked poems. Imagining the world-view of the dolphin in the highly-sensory environment of the ocean.

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Dive, dive, / descending / into darkness, / cool, / and cold... / and feel the hold / of the Embrace / that presses ever closer / in the greater dark, / the deeper, deepest blue...

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Volcano Diary: Mount Saint Helens, 2004 by CL Redding - Dec 29, 2007

by Ciel2,140 words, article

journal entries w/ photos. Several days of close observation during a time of activity of Mt St Helens, a few miles from home.. When a volcano is going off in my back yard, I can't just sit in the house watching it on TV..

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I didn’t intend to sit here all night, but wanted to wait until it was quiet. Really quiet. Just in case there was something to hear. For a couple of hours, there was the constant ebb and flow of car traffic, about one vehicle coming into the area for every 5 or 6 going out, then one for every 3 or 4, and finally, hardly any traffic either way. From here, headlights show them coming either way for miles, and the hillsides contain and reflect the sounds. It was not until just after 8PM that I...

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THE MONEY SHOT - Dec 29, 2007

by Ciel2,207 words, short story

short short, magical realism. a photographer's dream: getting the million-dollar image!. But at the end of the world, what is it worth? This short short story emerged from a dream I actually had.

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When the moon came over the horizon, she came steadily, graciously, like a duchess gliding along a grand staircase. It was hardly an unexpected moment, it had been in the Farmer’s Almanac, this moonrise, since the asteroid that just missed Earth glanced off her and she began her slow elegant spiral inwards, the Duchess descending the stair...

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