Christmas at Rock City

My son called when he was about 40 miles away and said they were going to visit Rock City and wanted me to go with them. I had made plans to go shopping with a friend already but the rainy weather caused me to decline the offer.  He called again, I decided to go.  I…

The Magic of Belle Isle 

One of the most enjoyable movies I’ve watched in a while, as usual Morgan Freeman captivates and delivers a spellbinding performance. Others agree who have watched it on Netflix, this movie has a 5 out of 5 star rating.  He and the other members of the cast pull you into the magic and make you…

Up to the Mountains, Down on the Farm

A spur-of-the-moment trip was made to the Blue Ridge Mountains to visit my son.  On the way up I stopped to snap some pictures of Mother Nature, she was smiling as you can see. Below: Highway 64 is winding and cliffs  come within inches of the road along the Ocoee River route.  Scrape marks on…

200+ Depression Posts in 24 Hours/ Laughter and Love

Reading blogs with a #depression tag is something I have done often for several reasons. I want to know what is helping individuals overcome, deal with and avoid depression. Many of the authors are talented writers and artists that could easily be envied by others and I enjoy reading/viewing their work.  I also try to…

Air Brushing: Hazards and Happiness

Airbrushing is something I haven’t done in a while. Living in an apartment makes it difficult to get motivated and drag the equipment out. It would require setting up a canopy, tables, air compressor, and much more, then break it all down and bring it back inside that evening.  It’s rough to get past the…

Veggie Soup, Potato Cornbread, and the Tomato Aliens

Working long hours doesn’t leave much time for blogging or anything else. Cooking is something I rarely do on workdays, no cooking/no dirty dishes :-), but it’s Saturday and I’m making vegetable soup.  A trip into town is needed to buy veggies I don’t have on hand. On my way out I stop and glance…

I Yelled at God, He said: FLY

One evening a long time ago I yelled at God: I hate myself! When you’re not religious you will do things like yell at God. It had been a rough day and I was angry; it wasn’t done in disrespect, but from an injured spirit. People who have had healthy and loving childhood environments usually…

Fade

Be the sinner they think you are You’ll burn out like a falling star Blaze then fade Drink away Make it fade Some memories are better left alone, Smile, say I’m fine, soon they’ll be gone, Walk away They’ll fade But People never come close to letting you forget Might as well play along, take…

Obsessive Editing, Tortillas and Thankfulness

Obsessive Editing, Tortillas and Thankfulness Editing I’ve read somewhere in the past week Stephen King dislikes using adverbs and adjectives. Of course this made me question if adverbs were overly  relied upon in my writing. After reading a snippet of another article I was informed warned: really, very, stuff, things, was, is, are, am,  should not be used frequently.The terms: I…

Famous, in a Weird Kind of Way

Is having some weirdness or a few odd habits normal? Yes, according to history, and this website . People love out-of-the-ordinary. Faithfulness and having strong friendships isn’t weird, but such traits displayed in a Sasquatch named Chewbacca is. I loved the performance of Peter Mayhew as this beloved character, applause. Some unusual habits of famous people…

Eden’s Sanctuary

This audience of one His eyes follow me In silence Touching my heart Cradled in my arms This gift, Small and fragile My child so Safe from the storm He is Wrapped in my love Eden’s sanctuary-   This poem can be read either forward or in reverse order. A small gift for the newest…

Happy Endings

When my grandson was very young, he was intrigued by everything in nature. I traveled a lot and always brought back things I knew he would enjoy. He had a collection of petrified wood from Arizona, brown and red fox tails from Cherokee, North Carolina and many other boyish things. One day he was playing…