SoCS: Work and Junk

Liquid That was my brain this week Cognitive overload mush Liquor The substance I needed this week A brandy old-fashioned lush Liquorish Lustful over the potluck this week So much food, so little time Liquate Wanting to separate myself from work this week And do nothing but rhyme Liquidate What I wanted to purge from my office this week God, the papers and junk Liquescent Waiting for the grounds to turn into coffee this week So I could escape theRead more

Giving Love

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  ~Mother Teresa~ As you run around the next 19 days, finishing your Christmas shopping and running up the credit card…remember the words of Mother Teresa. Put love in your giving instead of a price tag or the goal of a perfect gift. Your loved one may prefer a fuzzy, warm red heart rather than another electrical appliance, navy blue tie or Santa coffee mug. This postRead more

Praise the New Day

“Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing Praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world” ~Cat Stevens~ Although I appreciate summer’s morning sun at 6:00 am, it does not compare to the spectacular sunrises that guide me to work during certain times of the year. The photo above was taken in October, when everywhere I looked, the sky was multiple shades of pink and red.Read more

Flewn Time

I often look for the answer to the question… “How did it get so late so soon?” Does anyone know? It’s almost December, three weeks and five days before Christmas. We haven’t seen much snow. Why do the days go by so fast? Does anyone see? Until January 1st, when time seems to stop around here. Most northerners will agree. Why does Saturday suddenly turn to Monday? Does anyone care? We need another weekend day to finish what we started.Read more

Nothing and Everything

It’s 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon and I have nothing. Nothing in the “inspiration to write something cute and funny” department. Nothing in the “I have a story for you!” department. Nothing in the “here’s another poem or cat photo” department. And, yet… I have everything. I have everything in a job that affords time off during the holidays. I have everything in friends who invite me into their lovely home for Thanksgiving and present a royal feast of turkey, stuffingRead more

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