Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.

She was a gentle spirit who sang her prayers, but even the saintly have limits.  She was an artist, a singer, a storyteller.   She was a mother, a daughter, a wounded healer sought out by her neighbors for comfort and answers.  She was my hero, my teacher, my friend.   She was crafts and science projects … Continue reading Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.

The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse from Aesop’s Fables

Letter C (A to Z April 2019 Challenge) I am using two books for comparison as I share opinions or impressions of Aesop’s Fables.  The first is Aesop’s Favorite Fables Children’s Classic Collection, illustrated by Milo Winter and was first published in 1919.  The illustrations and moral teachings are certainly consistent with that era. The … Continue reading The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse from Aesop’s Fables

Belling the Cat from Aesop’s Fables

Letter B ( A to Z Challenge April 2019) Through the years, the story of Belling the Cat like many of Aesop’s fables has been re-written and adapted to different cultures and social norms of the moment.  It is a simple story of a community of mice coming together to solve a common problem, a … Continue reading Belling the Cat from Aesop’s Fables

Another year with A to Z Challenge

Aesop’s Fables for Our Times. the grasshopper and the ant (clipart) A year ago I participated in the A to Z April 2018 writing challenge.  I had read about it on a blog that I follow, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity for me to commit to writing every day.   I was too late … Continue reading Another year with A to Z Challenge

Sixty-Three

He would have 63 years old today; instead, he died at 23. It is ironic that a quiet, shy and gentle young man that did not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol would have his life end this way — an innocent victim of a senseless act of violence by an angry man with a gun, … Continue reading Sixty-Three

A Spirit of Christmas Past

Alternate title: Ugly Sweater in the eye of the beholder Lonnie Delopas rummaged through her carry-on looking for the earbuds she threw in there at the last minute. She would listen to music instead of trying to read.  She had been on edge since she woke up this morning.  She felt a difference in the … Continue reading A Spirit of Christmas Past