FOWC with Fandango — Dough

FOWCWelcome to May 2, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “dough.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Dough

  1. pensitivity101 May 2, 2020 / 6:02 am

    One good thing about bread dough is all the kneading makes your hands soft!

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  4. Marleen May 2, 2020 / 4:48 pm

    …just a thought.

    Think it’s an app.

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  5. Marleen May 3, 2020 / 12:11 pm

    I would skip in, four minutes; so start at 1:02:23 (questions at the ’end’)

    Astra Taylor on Why Democracy Needs Socialism (Stay-at-Home #30)

    I have come to this conclusion myself, but she’s written a book and film

    Shorty after -56:23:23, she says she doesn’t see democracy as something we had and lost. This can make sense, in general, as she’s describing it… there is never “perfect” democracy that you “have” — democracy is always in process or activity. However, I’m pretty sure it can be lost. This happens, at least as one example, when too much wealth (what is used to get anything done including influence people and open or close the polls and buy papers or stations) is shifted to the relatively few and away from too many people. We are there. How do we fix it? Can we? I do agree with her that Donald Trump wasn’t the loss. He is a glaring illustration of the loss. Another way to lose it is not seeing it as activity, seeing it as simply “there” and taking it for granted.

    {One other note: she makes mention, about halfway through the question session, of leaving water in the desert being illegal. This may be so, but a fairly recent court decision (the Supreme Court if I’m not mistaken) said leaving water can be considered a religious belief and protected. But why should you have to claim a religion* in order to be allowed to give water to people? Of course, she’s not arguing one ought to have to belong to a religion; she referenced the basic illegality.

    * I believe the people internally driven to do this were Unitarian, so they are at ease hanging around with (or being) atheists. But Unitarianism has roots in Christianity.}


    • Marleen May 4, 2020 / 8:57 am

      {I probably could’ve and should’ve left off the second explication on that, since the reason for the post was dough or money (and not water, church, or the United States court system… except, that system has to be part of our democracy). And it concerned the question section. I have to admit it interests me Barak Obama had some upbringing in Unitarian Christianity [apparently both in Hawaii and Kansas]; I read this in Dreams of My Father (by the way, the audiobook is great — I have both that and the print version… and the book about his mother, not written by him). From Wikipedia: Obama is a Protestant Christian whose religious views developed in his adult life.[92] He wrote in The Audacity of Hope that he “was not raised in a religious household.” He described his mother, raised by non-religious parents, as being detached from religion, yet “in many ways the most spiritually awakened person … I have ever known,” and “a lonely witness for secular humanism”. …. Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand “the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.”[93] … In January 2008, Obama told Christianity Today: “I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life.”[94] On September 27, 2010, Obama released a statement commenting on his religious views saying, “I’m a Christian by choice. My family didn’t—frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week. And my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t raise me in the church. So I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead—being my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, treating others as they would treat me.”[95][96]}

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