Following Mr. King’s Advice

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King When I took part in a poetry class at the local University Extension back in April and May, the instructor told us a number of times to read poetry more often than write poetry. For the reason that teacher and Stephen King stated – having the tools to write – I decided to make it a missionRead 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

Tall, Striped Hat

What is life in the eyes of a cat? Does he ponder his existence? Does he yearn for a tall, striped hat?   What is life as she veers toward the sun? Does she wonder about this simple life? Does she yearn for more food and fun?   What is life as the sun creeps on one gray paw? Is it about testing the warmth? Or is soaking up rays part of mandatory cat law?   What is life asRead more

Feet in my Shoes, Mary I Am

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose. ~Dr. Seuss~ Yes I can, Mary I am! If you have ever gone to the “About” page on this site (or you can go now)(take your time, I’ll wait)……the first sentence reads: “I am not a professional writer, I have not taken creative writing classes, I do not have best.blogger.ever expectations.” It’s all true, even the lack of best blogger expectation. I’mRead more