Tuesday Chatter Weekly – December 18, 2018


Visit us each Tuesday at the cafe, and share your creative side! Post a photo, quote, poem or story that shows off your creativity. Let us know what woke up your creative senses and how you’re going to weave your new ideas into your daily routine.


Write a piece on your own blog relating to your topic. Leave a comment, linking back to your post using the link Tuesday Chatter. Or add a Tuesday Chatter tag and pingback to this post. We look forward to learning about what sparks your creativity.

And while we’re at the cafe, why not introduce yourself –

John Kraft

Down the Hall and on Your Left



An unstrung saga…


Colleen Chesebro – The Fairy Whisperer

YA Fantasy Novelist, Poet, & Visual Word Artist

Highlights – The year 2010

In General

The financial crisis continues in the US and Europe; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is signed into law by President Obama; The Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building, officially opens in Dubai at 829.8 m (2,722 ft)


 Flip-flops, ballerina flats, and Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes were the latest trend in shoes; Keds was worn by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande; also popular were colored jeans, skinny jeans, capri pants, ankle length pants, and leggings; maxi and midi skirts were common with hemlines the longest since The Great Depression.  Layer shirts and T-shirts, graphic hoodies, and neon colors were the current styles for men and women. Fashion in 2010 was a mix of yesteryear and alternative fashions.


David Cameron becomes the Prime Minister of the UK; Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement.


Apple debuts the iPhone 4 but with issues; Apple debuts the iPad taking the touch screen technology to new levels; Android phones begin to outsell Apple phones.

Music and Culture

Simon Cowell leaves American Idol; 44th CMT Awards won by Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Miranda Lambert.


Quake hits Haiti devasting the capital Port-au-Prince – approximately 160,000 fatalities.

Word of the week

kaleidoscope (noun) a scene, situation, or experience that keeps changing and has many different aspects; a toy that shows changing patterns, consisting of a tube with colored pieces inside.

Words that rhyme or almost rhyme with kaleidoscope: devote, antidote, hygroscope, widest hope, horoscope, telescope, pious hopes, divided vote, guidance note.

Oh! Tweedledee and Tweedledum

A horoscope is like a kaleidoscope

 Changing situations that muddle mindsets

Experiences that have unlike aspects

Don’t let a tube with colored pieces inside

Determine the day the music died

Note fractals are never-ending patterns

  Whether a left turn, right turn or U-turns

Let the randomness of life unravel

Map out journies that razzle-dazzle

If you don’t use your time wisely

At least keep it blithely tidy


Be sure to visit my other blog, dedicated to poetry – ThusNSuch


sign off 23




  17 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly – December 18, 2018

  1. 12/18/2017 at 12:03 pm

    Merry Christmas! 🎄😊

    Liked by 2 people

  2. 12/18/2017 at 2:05 pm

    Very good observation: “Be kind to one another because what happens here doesn’t stay here.”

    Liked by 2 people

  3. 12/18/2017 at 2:39 pm

    May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the festive season brings. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

    Liked by 2 people

    • 12/18/2017 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. 12/18/2017 at 6:16 pm

    Merry Christmas, nice post

    Liked by 2 people

  5. 12/19/2017 at 11:10 am


    Thanks for dropping by for a bit of Christmas cheer with today’s featured artists’ holiday album. I remember getting my first iPhone in 2010 and I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it but I’m totally hooked on Apple products. I’m lovin’ my iPhone 8! Ain’t technology cool? Have a very Merry little Christmas! 😉

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    • 12/19/2017 at 12:21 pm

      I love technology too, Cathy! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  6. 12/19/2017 at 10:44 pm

    Seems a lot of 2010 fashion is repeating itself in 2017. Life is like a kaleidoscope…beautiful and ever-changing.


    • 12/20/2017 at 9:43 am

      Fashion does repeat itself. Some of it I like and some of it should be left in the past.


  7. Davy D
    12/20/2017 at 2:38 am

    Another interest packed Tuesday Chatter Eugenia. David Cameron becoming Prime Minister (oh how we danced in the streets) seemed like a lifetime ago. Loved the poem.


    • 12/20/2017 at 8:37 am

      I’m glad you liked it, Davy. I thought the bit about David Cameron would be of interest to my friends in the UK.

      Liked by 1 person

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