“Well, I Never”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….” Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do. The Well, I will never do again moments in life usually involve the combination of the following list. Alcohol consumption, the lack of thought, the failure to properly prepare… More “Well, I Never”

“Passions”


I recently visited and tour Key West Florida and attended events at The Studios of Key West a local art gallery with studios for the artists who live in town. I was truly impressed with every artist as they exhibited and expressed their passions while describing their particular craft or finished work. My interactions inspired my… More “Passions”

“Finite Creatures”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.” At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery? I was forty years old and with many years of military and law enforcement training, and I believed there was anything I could not accomplish. However, after putting… More “Finite Creatures”

“The Heat is On”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Heat is On.” Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, a day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best. Training… More “The Heat is On”

“Half & Half”


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.” This week, share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively. The close ups of the rain, the blades of grass, sidewalk and a spider sitting on top of the water. The impacting drops of rain, splashing up from the sidewalk… More “Half & Half”

“Grand Slam”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grand Slam.” In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.) I never dreamed of the “Grand Slam,” but, my dreams were of outdoor activities. Like, motorcycles and hiking… More “Grand Slam”

“Dear Mom”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Mom.” Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to. My mother died several years ago, but, yet I have two sisters and several aunts who have taken up the mantel of “Mother.” They checked in… More “Dear Mom”

“Well, I Never”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….” Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do. I spent some time narrowing down my list to the night I jumped out of a college dorm window. I raced several friends down my dorm stair-well to be… More “Well, I Never”

“Honorific”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Honorific.” If you could pick one person to be commemorated on a day dedicated to him/her alone, who would you choose? The word honorific is applied to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr birthday who has a US Federal holiday in his honor along with the Dr. Martin… More “Honorific”

“Symbol”


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.” This week, share a symbol with us, and tell us what it means to you. This Rooster is a symbol of Key West and any visitor who travels around town will work hard to avoid them as they dart out into the roadway. This particular… More “Symbol”

“Futures Past”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Futures Past.” As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision? As a very young child I watched a lot of cowboy movies and I often dreamed about riding a horse through small towns… More “Futures Past”

“Loves Presence”


“Appreciating the Presence of Love is a Blessing” Love’s presence encompasses, sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. However, to appreciate and be-aware of love’s presence, is a fortunate blessing. MJ Leake

“Thoughts”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “S/he Said.” Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about (call someone if you have to). Write a post based on it. I was seated with a friend when I read this prompt, and I immediately asked her what she was… More “Thoughts”

“Familial Feast”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Familial Feasts.” Many countries celebrate Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why? Personally each family should celebrate their ancestors in the form of “Ancestors Day.” I believe a national ancestors holiday… More “Familial Feast”

“Going Obsolete”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Going Obsolete.” Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most? There are a lot of technologies that have gone extinct in my lifetime, however, there are none from my past I miss. One of the earliest technologies… More “Going Obsolete”

“The Kindness of a Stranger & Honoring a Bet”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Kindness of Strangers.” When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened! Many times as I commute to work, I, like so many other commuters, eye contact is avoided and never made. Seated across from me… More “The Kindness of a Stranger & Honoring a Bet”

“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”

“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”

“Let it be”


(Daily Prompt) Write a post about something that should’ve been left untouched, but wasn’t. Why was the original better? One month before Christmas a divorced mother who is a screenwriter of several successful television shows and a dozen featured movies, asked her daughter what she wanted for Christmas? Her daughter aged seventeen has always displayed a… More “Let it be”