I love the Summer Rain

I'm late in posting for Father's Day.   This is always one of my go-to happy memories. This is the original essay which was my tribute for Father’s Day a few years ago.  I condensed it for an assignment last week.  Please enjoy this version too. “I love the summer rain!” I shouted in my head … Continue reading I love the Summer Rain

A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

My heart quivers in anticipation   As a thousand butterflies do pirouettes in my belly  Inspiration: I'm awake and breathless with anticipation. Or is it my allergic asthma because of the old oak tree outside my open window? My belly quivers as if a million caterpillars crawl around trying on butterfly wings Or... was it the … Continue reading A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

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.

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

My color is Ecru Cream

Alternative title - A Roze by any other name is still a Roze I Have Been Weary The other day, Jill Dennison of Filosofa's Word posted “A SHARED OPINION …” in which she shared an article by Charles M. Blow of the NY Times, titled "You Have a Right to Weariness." As usual, Jill's comments to this … Continue reading My color is Ecru Cream

Left Behind after a Death

A social media post reminded me the other night that it was a year to the day since my cousin, Joe died.  I'm sad I didn't remember, I spoke to his mom earlier that day. We talked for an hour about all sorts of trivial things, but she didn’t mention him till we were wrapping … Continue reading Left Behind after a Death

There is no magic to forgive and forget

I read another sad post the other day about relationships and the conundrum/riddle of forgive and forget.  I believe one can forgive someone for hurting us and continue life without resentment or hold a grudge toward that person. Without going to any textbook explanation, but rather based on pure personal observation, I believe that not … Continue reading There is no magic to forgive and forget

Politics Anyone?

Primaries are done here in Florida, and my two favorite candidates did not move on to November’s general elections.  I suspected as much, but I was hoping that others would get on board after they got to know them and saw how hard they were working.  Don’t get me wrong, we had many qualified candidates … Continue reading Politics Anyone?

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

Cause to stumble?

This post is written with a sincere heart, but I realize it may be objectionable or even offensive to some.  For that, I apologize, but I did not have it in me to “self-censor” these thoughts.  The Bible is filled with warnings to Christians to be mindful of their actions so as not to cause … Continue reading Cause to stumble?