Thoughts About April Fools Day

Do you observe April Fool’s Day? And by observe I mean, play pranks on others or pretend it’s funny when others play a trick on you? I’ve honestly never gotten the humor in this holiday. I can’t see it ever being highlighted in yellow on my calendar. To me, Arbor Day is more exciting… enoughContinue Reading

Independence Day

Independence Day

As I scroll through my Facebook, I see flags and Thank-you’s to our military. I see families cooking out and enjoying the day together. I see lots of water. Tonight, I expect there will be lots of fireworks. I’m home today. My husband is working. I’ve spent the day in silence. A couple of phoneContinue Reading

In The Zone

In The Zone

Many times I  have a “bad” day and I shake it off.  I’m one of those people that will audibly say, “Shake it off” and shake my shoulders, then set my mind on something else.  Today, there is no ability to verbalize or physically shake. Today, I seriously feel like this is a top dayContinue Reading

Yesterday…I was The Bug!

Yesterday…I was The Bug!

                       Anyone remember this song from a few years back? (I tried to get the ad out of the link…couldn’t make it work..sorry!)I had an extraordinarily awful afternoon yesterday.Well, I guess it started the night before.I was scheduled to work, so didn’t take my usualContinue Reading

“Hello Clarice”

“Hello Clarice”

So, I’ve not posted for a few days..several days.Actually, I have five posts I’ve not published yet because they are…in a word…depressing.This surgery took me to a really dark place.My mood goes from elated to traumatized so quickly that I can’t keep a handle on it.I’m a month post-op and I actually feel amazing-my emotionsContinue Reading

It Shouldn’t Have Happened To Her

It shouldn’t have happened to her or them or him or even— to me.  My eyes open to the gift of life each morning with hope and expectation.  The hope of a good day at work and the automatic expectation that the day will result in a return trip home, crawling into bed and drifting…

Notes from Writing Class

Last night in class, our instructor had us write letters to ourselves from our persistence and from our inspiration. Great writing prompts. We had three minutes to write each one.  I thought I would share just for fun.  Maybe you need encouragement to press on towards a goal.  Write a quick letter to yourself! The…

Musings about Love from An Essay of Transformation

The more I learn about love, about simply loving- the more I am endeared to it, permeated by it and transformed into a vessel of it.  Love mystifies me. Love is a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, an exclamation, a question, a name, a sin, a choice, an antonym for hate, it is…

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