One-Liner Wednesday: This Day Found

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche~ (Make sure you watch to the feathery end.) This post has been brought to you by Facebook friend Joan, dude with a guitar and bird that can dance. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every Wednesday is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds of any kind are notRead more

All the People

“And the world will live as one.” John Lennon imagined. He dreamed. Nothing to kill or die for. No need for greed or hunger. All the people. Living life in peace. This post has been brought to you by John Lennon’s imagination, Pentatonix and Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. Click HERE to see additional one-liners in the comment section. Feel free to play along by posting your own one-liner and linking your post to Linda’s.   I’m adding a plug forRead more

A Heartfelt Legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ~Shannon L. Alder~ Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was Sa British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport (German for “children transportation”). Winton found homes for the children and arranged forRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: Breakage

“Save the pieces!” It’s a phrase I use when something breaks: I rarely use it on myself. When I am the culprit, it’s most likely “damnitall” or “sh*t” “shoot.” Anyhow, if the term sounds familiar, you may be reliving the 2006 release of “Leave the Pieces,” by The Wreckers. That was a #1 song on Billboard and successful album from the duo of Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp. Unfortunately, even with the success of this album, they went back toRead more

Landscape: Sister Bay & Fall Festival

Last October, four girlfriends and I spent the weekend in Door County, Wisconsin. It was a sunny, albeit cool, weekend, but the lack of rain made for a great day at Sister Bay’s 70th Fall Festival. The fall festival is considered to be the “granddaddy” of all festivals in Door County.  What began as a celebration and reward for the Door County tourist workers after a busy summer season has evolved into one of the largest weekend celebrations on theRead more

Seasons: The Music of Impending Spring

Weekly Photo Challenge: Share an image evocative of the weather… Spring is singing a new song today, called “I’m coming soon!” Through early afternoon, the skies were blue and the stiff wind was warm. Since then, the clouds have taken over, rain is falling and winds are predicted to gust up to 45 m.p.h. Temperatures today and Saturday will be in the 40’s, which is warm for this neck of the woods in February. I was considered overdressed today with theRead more

The Picard Maneuver and Wine

Girlfriend Natasha and I are Star Trek nerds. Some of you already know this. We’re not the full-blown “know-every-word-to-every-episode-and-attend-every-Star-Trek-convention” kind of nerd, nor have we ever adorned the Christmas tree in mini versions of the Enterprise and its shuttlecraft, but nerds all the same. Our personalities are opposite in many ways, yet Natasha and I have found common ground in clean eating (not counting last Tuesday’s chocolate donuts), exercising and watching Star Trek episodes on Netflix. The almost nightly exerciseRead more

A Few Me-Me’s for You, for Me!

The local radio station has been playing the classic John Denver/Muppets version of The 12 Days of Christmas in steady rotation. I’ve had Miss Piggy’s “Ba-da Bump Bump” rolling around in my head for two days. I’m trying to decide through the giggles if it’s a bit much. So tonight, in order to effectively kill the “Ba-da Bump Bump’s” from being on repeat, I went in search of additional Muppet videos. Christmas or otherwise. I found the three Muppets thatRead more

In the Bleak Late Fall

In the bleak late fall, warmish wind made moan,  Earth stood spongey black mud, water drips from stone;  Rain had fallen, rain on rain, rain on rain,  In the bleak late fall, snow is gone.  I don’t believe there will be a white Christmas in Wisconsin this year. The forecast is not promising. If the rain of yesterday and today had been snow, we would be buried in a blanket of white. If the warmth of these days had beenRead more

Two Words

Several years ago, the organization I work for embraced Evidence-Based Practices, with the goal of lifelong success for our clients. As part and parcel, all employees received initial training in Motivational Interviewing and continued training has been ongoing since M.I.’s inception into the workplace. As one who handles administrative tasks and is not directly involved in our client base, I receive occasional M.I. training, enough to make me think about how I converse with and respond to others. Before I continueRead more

Sadness at the Hands of the Authorities

Wednesday afternoon will be a tough one for Gibbs and Ziva. Their annual trip to the vet begins around 3:30 pm, dependent on the human’s agile ability to get them into their pet carrier. During this trip, the two will sing the song of their people and stress over the odor of unknown feline and dog butt. The authorities will poke, probe, and weigh the chubby Queen and her svelte court jester. Both will bear the humility of a needle shoved intoRead more

Another Year Washed Ashore

This started out as a Wordless Wednesday post. I was going to title it Wordless Waving Wednesday or Wordless Wednesday Waving Goodbye. Something like that. It would have included this video… Did you like that? Repeat several times if you’re stressed. If you were drinking a lot of water before you watched the video, my apologies. Anyhow, as you can see, the post is titled differently from my original intent and I’m typing words. This is my birthday week. On Saturday, I say goodbyeRead more