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Porch Stories: July 2017

• Kristin Taylor's own summary Porch Stories for the month of July convinces us Learning to Linger Longer is "so worth it" for many reasons.

• Railroads, railways, trolleys, subways, and trams fascinate most people. Current City has an extensive public transportation system comprised of I don't know how many discrete entities that all accept the stored value TAP card. I believe the Expo line is the newest; it's the latest I've enjoyed, all the way from South Central to idyllic Santa Monica. Please note Pico Branch Library's Rainwater Harvest System!

• A carpet of summer-bright flowers and my first ever West Coast Dunkin Donuts on the 3rd of July. The Coffee Coolatta was as delicious as I remember, and quite a bit less expensive than Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Ice Blended.

• Public Art sponsored by Slauson Donuts. I love Gianni Arone's art – #SmileSouthCentral!

• On Fourth of July Independence Day the fireworks came to us. Place where I'm staying had a front row seat to at least 3 or 4 hours. I didn't attempt to take a single picture; I used this one from via

• We've still been getting almost too many amazingly succulent local blueberries at almost too good a price! I can't wait for my morning cereal every day! Each blueberry is a very little thing; each blueberry represents God's endlessly generous and bountiful gifts from the ground. It's such a berry fruitful way to linger longer.

• I attended the sixth and last episode of the Reformation Road Trip our judicatory sponsored. No. 6 was a fairly long drive north to San Luis Obispo along the central coast of California that languidly stretches alongside the almost always placid Pacific Ocean. So excited that I got asked again to accompany the opening song, "We Eat the Bread of Teaching." I compiled a hymn medley for a prelude—but you already knew that! I captured most of the lecture slides, but included only two.

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• desert spirit's fire blogoversary rolls around {again} on the middle day of every July

• More milkweed at church

• We watched The Poseidon Adventure at the first ever movie night at church.

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• Every 24 July the state of Utah makes a huge deal of Pioneer Day with parades, BBQs and fireworks. Placeholder is a nudge to myself to design something.

• Just like desert spirit's fire's blogoversary, National Ice Cream Month rolls around every July, but for the entire month—not just a single day out of 31...

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Porch Stories: July 2017


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