FOWC with Fandango — Sweep

FOWC

It’s January 23, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “sweep.”

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.

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26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Sweep

  1. Rall January 23, 2023 / 12:27 am

    i sweep the balcony every morning
    water the palms and herbs
    say hello to the currawongs
    the best part of my day

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    • Fandango January 23, 2023 / 5:25 pm

      The art of rationalization! 😉

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  2. Marleen January 25, 2023 / 3:27 am

    There’s sweeping change with Democrats,

    except Joe Biden, and Delaware

    Senators… Chris Coons

    and Tom Carper

    Jan. 24, 2023 | National Prayer Breakfast
    Scaled Back, largely due to TYT investigates

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    • Marleen January 26, 2023 / 4:11 pm

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/national-prayer-breakfast-breaks-from-the-family-with-new-organization/ar-AA16Kfgj

      Unlike past versions of the breakfast, which were hosted in a sprawling hotel ballroom with hundreds of attendees from all over the world, the new version of the gathering will only include members of Congress “plus one’s spouse, family member, or constituent guest,” wrote Pryor.

      In a Wednesday (Jan. 25) interview with Religion News Service, Pryor, board president of the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, said the breakfast is the new organization’s sole event. He anticipates the expected 200 to 300 participants will bring a spouse, significant other or “their pastor or priest from home.” He added that the breakfast will not be a sit-down affair as it has been in the past. Attendees will be offered bagels, coffee and tea before they take their seats in an auditorium at the Capitol Visitor Center in the U.S. Capitol.

      “That’s what Congress wants, they want to take it back to its origins and in the early days it really was just the Congress and the president,” said Pryor, who expects President Joe Biden to attend and called the plans “a little bit of a back-to-basics movement.”

      RELATED: Sen. Chris Coons: This year’s National Prayer Breakfast is a ‘reset’

      The International Foundation plans to hold a separate assembly at the same time as the prayer breakfast called “The Gathering.” The event appears to resemble older versions of the prayer breakfast, with attendees observing the National Prayer Breakfast via video as part of a two-day convention with what organizers expect will feature “significant international participation.”

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      • Marleen January 26, 2023 / 4:41 pm

        The Young Turks were the first to reveal the changes to the event on Tuesday.

        Representatives for Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, who helped coordinate previous iterations of the prayer breakfast, confirmed the leadership change to RNS on Tuesday. Last year, Coons similarly cast the 2022 prayer breakfast, which was also scaled down and took place at the Capitol, as a kind of “reset” for the event.

        The changes follow years of controversy surrounding the prayer breakfast, whose origins date back to President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration.

        The breakfast first came under widespread[*] scrutiny in 2009 after journalist Jeff Sharlet published the book “The Family,” detailing his experience with the organization that runs the event. The event was hit with scandal in 2018, when the Department of Justice charged Russian national Maria Butina with attempting to exploit the National Prayer Breakfast as part of a larger “conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation.”

        [* Scrutiny was significantly present previously (including coming from me) but Sharlet reached a wider audience.]

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    • Marleen January 26, 2023 / 10:01 pm

      A-list Celeb-backed Time’s Up Announces Closure
      After Being Exposed for Protecting … Abusers

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