“Muse”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Muse.” What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse. Photographing sunrises and sunsets in Key West Florida is my muse, along with the writers an especially an exceptional painter Pam Hobbs who has open my eyes to the creative arts community of Key West.… More “Muse”

“Celebrate Good Times”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Celebrate Good Times.” You receive some wonderful, improbable, hoped-for good news. How do you celebrate? Celebrating good times is a very useful prompt because today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating on the wonderfully warm island in Key West Florida. Birthdays are universally celebrated identifying the day,… More “Celebrate Good Times”

“Love Patches”


Love Patches Friendship forms the foundation allowing love to grow sturdy and strong. Love is a thread binding the patches of memories spent together, during a lifetime. Love is the warm quilt, patched together, covering two people with memories of their lifetime.                          … More “Love Patches”

“Toy Story”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Toy Story.” What was your favorite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now, and your favorite childhood toy?    Long before famous automobile video games like Grand Theft Auto, Formula 1 Racing, and The Need for Speed, my memory easily recalls… More “Toy Story”

“All About Me”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.” Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. The journey and metamorphosis of my blog title from its beginnings as “Retirement Lifestyle, ” which was to document the incredible life change and challenges adjusting to retirement. Although, I researched,… More “All About Me”

Photo101; Day Ten: Mystery & Lighting Effects: “Silhouette”


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Silhouette.” Day Ten: Mystery & Lighting Effects. I share an image that creates a sense of mystery. I manipulated the sunset light to create a particular effect to cast shadows and highlights to create a moody image. Photography 101: The Quality of Light Photo101 Day Ten, Mystery… More Photo101; Day Ten: Mystery & Lighting Effects: “Silhouette”

“Moved To Tears”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Moved to Tears.” Describe the last time you were moved to tears by something beautiful. Several tours of US national Parks have stirred my emotions to tears while viewing the sights the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park’s Going to Sun Road, and my… More “Moved To Tears”

“Hear No Evil”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Hear No Evil.” Tell us about a conversation you couldn’t help but overhear and wish you hadn’t. I usually use Southwest Airlines from the Washington DC area to fly west, and they’er connecting hub is located at Chicago’s Midway Airport and I always had at least an… More “Hear No Evil”

“Ingredients”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ingredients.” What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why? First and foremost a talented cook, will never begin cooking without a sauté pan, paring knife, and cutting board… More “Ingredients”

Photo101/Day Five: Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds”


We’re excited about today’s theme, solitude. In addition to thinking about what it means to you, also consider the placement of the subject in your shot. How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place?   The solitude of a single sail boat anchored off shore in the calm… More Photo101/Day Five: Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds”

“Super Sensitive”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Super Sensitive.” If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose? Having no choice but to lose one of my five senses to lose as a choice, I chose my sense of smell. I know my remaining… More “Super Sensitive”

“Smell You Later; A Cinnamon Raisin Bagel”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Smell You Later.” Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. Scented Memories can instantly transport thoughts of pleasant happy times. As I sit typing this blog post, I smell the aroma of a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel at The Coffee… More “Smell You Later; A Cinnamon Raisin Bagel”

“Dear Leader”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Leader.” If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing this year, what would you like that to be? Most politicians debate the issues for years while the needs of their constituents wait for the ruling and decisions, while these debates, discussions, and lobbying for all… More “Dear Leader”

“Truth or Dare”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth or Dare.” Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy? The question of telling the truth has always mystified me. All major religions have incorporated the belief that telling a lie is being dishonest and morally it is considered a… More “Truth or Dare”

“Do Not Disturb”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do Not Disturb.” How do you manage your online privacy? Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online? Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway? Online Privacy management is the individual’s responsibility. However, as WordPress bloggers, most… More “Do Not Disturb”

“180 Degrees”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “180 Degrees.” Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t. My immediate family loves strawberries and during strawberry season, they would drag me along to a local farm where… More “180 Degrees”

“Baggage Check”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Baggage Check.” We all have complicated histories. When was the last time your past experiences informed a major decision you’ve made?  With so many decisions of my past, I always recall my past to assist in my decisions for today and into my future. My most… More “Baggage Check”

“Forces of Nature”


In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.” This week, share a force of nature from your corner of the world. I took my first hundred or so photos with my new camera and these three photos identify “Forces in Nature,” in nearby Lakes Regional Park, in Fort Myers Florida. The… More “Forces of Nature”

“Nightmares?”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Nightmares.” Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant? I cannot recollect the last time I had a nightmare before or since I retired. There are instances in my waking life that seemed like nightmares I wanted to wake from. My years… More “Nightmares?”

“Fill in the Blank”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fill In the Blank.” Three people walk into a bar______________. Three executives board members of the Acme Widget’s Company, walked into a dance bar on Bourbon Street, in New Orleans Louisiana. They were in town attending the companies yearly convention and corporate board meeting, beginning the following morning.… More “Fill in the Blank”

“Mix Tape”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mix Tape.” Put together a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails. The mix tape of my life is covers various genre’s of music of the past 100 plus years. My early exposure to classical music, performing in the… More “Mix Tape”

“The Zone”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.” Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in “the zone”? I easily find myself in the Twilight Zone of walking, bicycling, or typing. During my walks or… More “The Zone”

“Worldly Encounters”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Worldly Encounters.” The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick? If I meet an extraterrestrial outside my home asking me to recommend one… More “Worldly Encounters”

“Linger”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Linger.” Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? Why do you wish you could linger forever? As a young child, the word “linger” was used by… More “Linger”

“Placebo Effect”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Placebo Effect.” If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why? If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why? The placebo pill I would create will be the… More “Placebo Effect”