Each Day the Sun Rises

Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Virginia Satir  http://www.brainyquote.com The ocean’s waves came up, splashed around her and sprayed her face as she sat there waiting.  She smiled.  It was a good omen, she thought, like when the … Continue reading Each Day the Sun Rises

Weeds and Flowers in our Life

  As I mentioned the other day, I am doing an editing course right here on WordPress called “Writing: Shaping Your Story.”  I have re-worked one of my most recent stories looking for an angle to develop a unique voice in telling stories of ordinary life.   Enjoy. Love who you are and what you are … Continue reading Weeds and Flowers in our Life

Why Is It So Hard To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At Border?

I don't begrudge this administration for getting tough on securing borders or irregular immigration (new buzzword from State Department). You will find most of us can agree on that, but I think all points of entry should be secure, not just the Southern Border.  I also oppose the spirit of the policies implemented to "uphold" … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At Border?

DJT and the KGB

I had a few busy and fun packed days this month. I apologize that I didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and schedule posts for the time I would be away.  Still learning, lesson learned.  Now and then I had a few minutes of quiet while the kids were playing outside and I would … Continue reading DJT and the KGB

Fireflies and Fantasy on the Fourth of July

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as … Continue reading Fireflies and Fantasy on the Fourth of July

The lovers, the dreamers and me

I was visiting my grandchildren in a “Biblebelt” state and it’s usually is a bit of a culture shock. It takes me a few days for my ears to adjust to the accent and for my brain to remember I’m in “polite company” in a very Red section of a Purple state. I wish I could say I was totally disconnected from the news and social media, but that’s not who I am. Despite spending days having fun with my granddaughters and their parents, it seems that the only thing my muse wants to talk about is politics, but I’m feeling like I need a Rainbow Connection instead. This is one of the first posts as I started writing this year. A blogger that I follow wrote a post that reminded me.

Lindi Roze is SELF CENSORED

For this assignment, I try to conjure up a visual of who will read my blog- my audience. I’ve spent the past couple of days visiting other writers, looking at style and content while trying to imagine their respective audience. I find that there are some fabulous sites out there and I try not to be intimidated by the talent or expertise that I see. I know that I tend to enjoy sites that have a personal component even though it may be a business page. I decided to focus on MY passion – why am I writing? I’m writing to tell a story – simple as that.

Someday I may publish these writings for my granddaughters. However, I am envisioning my reader today, and that person looks something like me – in my soul. Regardless of gender, it will be someone who understands that there are great treasures in…

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