Perpetual Thanks

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” ~Henry David Thoreau~ Truth. This is Thanksgiving week in the United States and November 23rd is Thanksgiving Day. I’m leaving town on Wednesday to spend two thankful days with friends; to receive the generosity of my hosts; and to feel the perpetual grace that God gives to my life in so many extraordinary ways. I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, if you celebrate. (EatRead more

SoCS: Hey You!

Psst!! Hey!! Yes, I’m still here. Psst!! Ahem!! And I need a beer. Or more sleep. Psst!! Beep!! It’s been a long week. Psst!! Snap!! Yeah, the beer I seek. Or retirement. Psst!! Toot!! It’s over now, I can relax. Psst!! Hey you!! Enjoy the weekend to the max. And do nothing. Psst!! Gurgle!! You should do same. Psst!! Snort!! This poetry is lame. Time for a beer. Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the “poetry” from author Linda G. Hill.Read more

Yoga Nuts

For those of you scratching your head because you know nothing of yoga… In yoga practice, we say, “Namaste,” sometimes followed by, “May the divine in me honor the divine in you.” Namaste – Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “I bow to you.” The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soulRead more

Extra! Extra! Hijinks in a Basket!

Cat has More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys! Thursday, November 9, 2017 It was reported by an unknown source that feline Gibbs, owner of Mary J Melange, took to a laundry basket for several minutes, on a recent Thursday afternoon, to extol the virtues of hijinks and having fun. An excessive amount of rolling around and cat gurgling ensued without the benefit of human encouragement or catnip. Gibbs only used his feline ways and the fire that stoked hisRead more

Pile of Junk

What’s the definition of “junk,” Mr. Edison? You know one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. Art can be formed from junk or junk can pile up in a kitchen drawer. Junk can live in a city dump or in the dark recesses of a basement. Dust can be covered by junk or junk can be covered by dust. Junk can be in the trunk or anywhere else it wants to be. But what exactly is junk? Is it metalRead more

Creative Inspiration

I bought a new book on Saturday. My good sense told me that I already have enough books that are either half read or never read and I shouldn’t waste my money. But then that horned guy made me do it. He stuck his pitchfork in me until I reached in my wallet and handed over the loot. That’s my excuse. Good sense rolled her eyeballs and laughed. But I digress. I bought a new book on Saturday. It’s aRead more

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge and Pets

I rarely, if ever, engage in Cee’s photo challenges. No offense to Cee and her beautiful photography, it’s more a matter of little time and non-opportunity than being unwilling to participate. However, I couldn’t pass up this one. Black and White Pets…are you kidding me? I’m not sure how many photos I’ve taken of the felines, Gibbs and Ziva, but a few are in black and white. Just a few. So, without further ado, I give you the black andRead more

Yeah, Why Don’t We?

I was having a conversation with girlfriend Natasha this past weekend while we were running errands, grocery shopping and sitting at the laundromat. She asked the question, “How come we never sit home on a Saturday and watch TV all day?” The answer was something like, “Well…because both of us work full time, so we only have the weekends to get our stuff done – shopping, food prep, laundry. I have church and go visit mom every Sunday and youRead more

SoCS: Which is True?

Which is true? That you love me or I love you? This is true… I love the color blue. Which is true? That He created all or it’s a scientific fact? This is true… I don’t own a witch’s black hat. Which is true? Snow is pretty or heat is ugly? This is true… I always try to be friendly. Which is true? Friends are forever or a passing fancy? This is true… I have a dear friend Nancy. WhichRead more

#WATWB: Snowballs and Hospice

From Wikipedia: Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. In Western society, the concept of hospice has been evolving in Europe since the 11th century. The modern concept of hospice includes palliative care for the incurably ill given in such institutions as hospitals or nursing homes, but also care provided toRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: Speed

“The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness.” “Good thing we have other people to help us remember.” ~Vera Nazarian~ And pens and post-it notes. And Outlook calendars. And Google calendars. And appointment cards. And the part of our brains that once-in-awhile remembers stuff. This was not the one-liner I intended to use today. I had an outstanding idea for One-Liner Wednesday on Sunday morning while fixing the bed-head, faux mohawk that was myRead more

Gone

Gone are the flowers of summer. Burgundy, pink and white. They lived forever, it seems. Through rain and blazing sun bright. Gone are the hues of precious petals. The colors that swathed the porch. They lived forever, it seems. And held nature’s beautiful torch. Gone are the leaves that climbed and spread. The vine as it followed its trail. They could have lived forever, it seems. Impatiens under the guise of frail. Gone are the flowers, into an empty field.Read more