SoCS: Breathing Seasons

Breathe in Breathe out Lungs cauterized by winter’s frozen retort Stark trees bare their darkened soul Breathe in Breathe out Lungs refreshed by spring’s unprocessed reply White birch bare their newborn green Breathe in Breathe out Lungs parched by summer’s brazen song Limbs bare their sultry, layered bark Breathe in Breathe out Lungs clear and crisp by autumn’s chameleon chatter Leaves bare their red and golden hues Breathe in Breathe out Lungs expand and collapse by pages on the calendarRead more

His Momma Left Him

“To me, country music tells a story about, and deals with, the way people live their lives and what they do.” ~Randy Travis~ I’m not a huge fan of country music. I cherry-pick at it, depending on the lyrics and music. Sometimes I do country music simply because Keith Urban is on the TV with a guitar. That being said, blogging friend Dan over at No Facilities loves country music and decided it applies to cats as well as people.Read more

Joy on the Mountain

This is it. The fifth and final week of the Christmas Carol one-liners. I’m ending the series with two songs and not many words. There are links to the lyrics (click on the title of the song) and a short blurb of its origin from Wikipedia. Feel free to read as much or as little as you desire…or simply enjoy the Christmas music because you know that it will soon be gone from radio and TV, and either the coldRead more

Oh Night Divine

“Truly He taught us to love one another” It’s the holiday season and I’m dedicating this One-Liner Wednesday post and the subsequent four to the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus, in song. I love the classics that sing of my Savior’s birth (although Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will always hold a special place in my heart). Mom and dad preferred these songs and they are what I grew up singing in church, at home and anywhere elseRead more

Hope for This Season

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I have a season of hope for you. I hope that you always have a roof over your head. I hope that you always have food in your mouth. I hope that someone is watching over you. I hope your friends are numerous. I hope your family is always supportive I hope you find a piece of joy every day of your life. I hope you always have a happy song in your heart.Read more

Al’s Lonely Goatherd

“High on a hill was a lonely goatherd” Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo (from the movie “The Sound of Music”) One cannot spend time in Door County, Wisconsin, without passing the iconic Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant. They are noted for their Swedish pancakes and goats on a grassy roof. Al Johnson’s has been around for over 65 years, which means that theRead more

SOCs: Spell my Name

Spell my name, spell my name If a noun is around you Say baby I love a place or thing If you ain’t down with the letters… Spell my name, spell my name You spellin’ kinda shady Mary is not spelled baby Why can’t you get it right? Spell my name, spell my name If a verb  is around you Say baby I love the action But if you ain’t bustin’ a move… Spell my name, spell my name You spellin’ kinda shady Mary is not spelled babyRead more

Low Expectations

“I have high hopes for later this week.” That’s what a co-worker stated in an email two weeks ago, believing that she would wrap up all of her loose ends by that Friday. It would be her last day before moving on to a new job. Just what makes that little old ant Think she’ll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant, can’t Move a rubber tree plant But she’s got high hopes, she’s got high hopes She’sRead 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

That’s Christmas

“I’ve got this Christmas song in my heart I’ve got the candles glowing in the dark I’m hanging all the stockings by the Christmas tree Oh, why? ‘Cause that’s Christmas to me”   ~Pentatonix~ What is Christmas to you? Is it a holiday? A frame of mind? A spirit of peace? A love that we all find? What is Christmas to you? Time with family? Parties at work? Drinks with friends? Potlucks at church? What is Christmas to you? Blinking lights? BrightRead more

Daytime Walker

Well, I’ve got to walk to keep from sittin’, And I’m bound to keep on going’. And I’ve got one more mile to finish But I’m not gonna let ’em catch me, no, Not gonna let ’em catch the Daytime Walker.   And way too many clothes I’m wearing And the path goes on forever I’ve got one more mile to finish But I’m not gonna let them catch me, no Not gonna let ’em catch the Daytime Walker   And I’ve gone by the pointRead more

Never a Cloudy Day

“Ba de ya – say do you remember Ba de ya – dancing in September Ba de ya – never was a cloudy day” A karaoke voice was singing the chorus loudly on a return trip from mom’s. I had been busy this morning, purging junk from a closet (smashed gift bows, crinkled tissue paper), before taking a Saturday drive to say “hello”, pay mom’s bills and deliver a spring jacket purchased for her earlier in the week. It began toRead more