The Wait is Over

“Good things come to those who wait.” a/k/a “Patience is a virtue.” I have been searching for a new cell phone for months. One that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg and half of my life savings. And, yet, I wanted a phone that wasn’t already two years old. I found said phone in a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Yes, I know the Note 9 was just released, but that’s why the Note 8 was reasonably priced. I alsoRead more

Poetic Subjectivity

“It’s all about people. It’s all about the subjectivity of what people love.” ~Joe Pantoliano~ A week ago, I finished a five-week poetry class at UW-Fox Valley. This class was definitely more subjective than it was technical. Rather than learn about different styles of poetry, pentameter or best use of the English language, we engaged in free-write exercises, read works of published poets, listened to short lectures, recited our homework (poetry) out loud, and listened to feedback from the restRead more

SoCS: All that is good

Dear Trail, You are the picture of life, of breath You lead me past spring mud and melting snow Into summer’s green and warmth Through autumn’s colorful splendor I adore you   You are the picture of happiness and joy Your path takes me on a pleasant journey Into forests of trees and places unknown Through bright sunlight and dancing shadows I admire you   You are the picture of all that is good You take me along the pathRead more

Sonnet of Dark Dulcitude

On February 13, 2015, I wrote a blog post titled Chocolate Chips: A Valentine Song. The chocolate chip song was a bit of a cheesy take on Journey’s Open Arms. It was a passable post, I suppose, but not the best writing I’ve ever done. Thirteen months later, a small group of bloggers were challenged gently encouraged by Dan at No Facilities to rewrite a former post…an offering we had published in the past that screamed do-overs! or a story thatRead more

Thank You for Holding!

Mom’s right-ear hearing aid broke a couple of weeks ago. I’ve since been trying to get it fixed and waiting for the audiologist to call me. The hearing aid needs a battery cover/holder that has to be ordered. Mom is down to one hearing aid and I’m sure that she and those that take care of her are struggling to have pleasant conversations. Wednesday, as I was on the highway, headed home from a meeting, the phone rang. Unfortunately, I didn’tRead 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

Journey on Two Wheels

 On the menu today: Journeys, limericks, and alliteration. They traveled far and wide, on a concrete road Past the mountains, along the coast, the beauty of an ode Two wheels under the seat Carried them in a forward feat Iron motor moving to the music of a rider’s adventure told (Today’s response to 201 Poetry is an homage to my former days as a biker chick. I miss the journeys.)Read more

Chocolate Chips: A Valentine Song

(Sung to Open Arms by Journey) (My apologies to Journey) Standing beside you Here with the dark Wanting your cocoa with wine Softly you whisper You’re so sublime How could our love be just mine? We left the store together Your pieces apart And there you are on my tongue   So now I covet you Oh Chocolate Chips Nothing to hide Believe what I say So there you are Oh Chocolate Chips Hoping you’ll be The loving sweet to me ChocolateRead more

The Note

Today has been a bright, sunny and COLD Sunday – a beautiful day. I awoke too early this morning, 6:30 am, with a slept-wrong headache that required acetominophen and caffeine. Stat. This could have turned ugly in the gurgle of a snoring cat, but I chose to seize the day. After a brief stint on Facebook (to allow the medication and coffee to kick in) and choosing Chris Tomlin and Eric Clapton on Pandora (I know, weird combination), out toRead more

The Book, The Bag and the Blogger

Walk through the wardrobe into the land of Mishmosh. It’s a land where information is thrown together, but none of it is connected. A world where the hodgepodge mind exists and the visitor’s attention is thrown around like a hot potato. Come and join me in this journey, won’t you? C’mon, I won’t bite. I promise that falling snow and cold is not involved in this post. I relished in the snow today as I traveled from store to storeRead more

Don’t Stop Your Shopping!

For this week’s (Weekly Writing) Challenge, let’s celebrate and use the online tools we have. The one requirement is to include at least three elements: 1) Text, 2) A minimum of one image, 3) A third media component. This is a holiday dedication to my all-time favorite rock band and shopping. If you’d like musical accompaniment to sing along to this post, click on the link. (Thanks to my friend Natasha for her assistance with this post.) Just a small town girl Shopping at Wally WorldRead more