“Carousel of Life.”


The carousel of life cycles through many stages hopefully surrounded by family, friends, culture, and an environment shaping your life forever. Along the way you develop desires, want’s and love’s, influenced by what you see and experience during your formative years. Sometimes, setting in place goals and expectations for the rest of your life. But, life’s carousel of marriage, children, death, divorce, new relationships, empty nesting, … Continue reading “Carousel of Life.”

“Dare-Devil Great Grandmother.”


Six months ago, I was with twenty-one of my family members to watch my youngest great-granddaughter tandem parachute from a plane 12000 feet above the airport to celebrate her 21st birthday and entry into the US Army. My son and his wife Corinna were not happy, to say the least about their daughter taking such a risk. However only because she was entering the US … Continue reading “Dare-Devil Great Grandmother.”

“Good Morning Foggy Haze.”


I awake with a foggy haze, covering my eyes, I stumble to my bathroom to begin my day. When I reach out for my toothbrush, I looked in the mirror my eyes opening to see my reflection in the mirror, and I smile when I remember, it is my day off. Still groggy but happy, I return to bed to find my haze of sleep. … Continue reading “Good Morning Foggy Haze.”

“Crisp proud parents.”


Julius and Doretha Jefferson drove seven hours from Pittsburgh PA to West Point NY, to attend parents day at the US Army’s Military Academy. After a night in the local hotel, they awoke early for breakfast and took the short drive to the campus. They walk into the stadium, to climb the stairs into the stands with several hundred parents to witness their children enter … Continue reading “Crisp proud parents.”

“Distances and Images.”


A tragedy brought us together, but serendipitous events spawned our meeting. My heart beats slowed in response to your beauty my eyes witnessed My voice stuttered as I introduce myself, yet I cannot remember anything else I said. But, I will forever remember your voice saying yes to meet for coffee after our work. We stole two hours of our sleep sharing a cup of … Continue reading “Distances and Images.”

” The Band; Brass, Drums, and Reeds.”


Every band member in the marching and orchestra bands maintains a solidarity based on the instrument they have played their entire lives. Those who play the Trumpet, French Horns, Trombones, Baritone Horns, and Tuba considered themselves the essential rhythmic soul of the band. The woodwinds considered themselves the projected voice of the band giving rhythmic voice to the words of music. TA percussion section is … Continue reading ” The Band; Brass, Drums, and Reeds.”

“Bitterly exposed, where is Edgar?”


Mother, I’m so upset and angry with Wilbur, this is the third time this month he has been naughty. What did he do? Well, when I returned home from work this evening I walked into the kitchen to see the trashcan on its side with this morning orange and grapefruit peels on the floor. I was bitterly upset with Wilbur’s actions that have exposed a … Continue reading “Bitterly exposed, where is Edgar?”

“Instinct.”


I’m no hero. I acted upon instinct pulling Mrs. Harris from her car after she collided with the fence. Everyone says I’m a hero, but I don’t fell like one. I just did what I was supposed to do. People call us heroes, but we know who we are. We are men & women who know we only did what was right. We keep the … Continue reading “Instinct.”

“Mirror.”


  Capturing photographs of reflections on a lake is what sprung my amateur photographers imagination. Since the early morning bicycle rides into Lakes Regional Park in Lee, Co, Fl. I have been successful capturing photos of incredible mirror reflections that once revealed on my computer screen overwhelm my eyes. Here are recent photos from Nebraska, and Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. WordPress photo challenge The quote is … Continue reading “Mirror.”

Melody yes, Sing No!


  Everyone may not be able to sing with the voice of their favorite or greatest singers, but everyone can hum the melodies. You know the melodies of your favorite songs, and sometimes you may not know the words, but you have the timing. With the invention of the karaoke machines, many wannabe singers discover the real lyrics when they are displayed on a screen … Continue reading Melody yes, Sing No!

“Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”


The city of St. Louis is home to the 19-Acre Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, it is home to the Gateway Arch, the site of The Dred Scott Trail, the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the city of my birth. Since 1968, I have toured The Museum of Westward Expansion more than a dozen times and I always imagine the millions of settlers … Continue reading “Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”

“My First photo competition and A New Beginning”


Last fall I entered the above photo in The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel photo contest, and my submission won! 🙂 On April 30th, 2016, I started my traveling lifestyle as a full-time RV’er travel blogger, freelance writer, photographer, and Geocacher. Several other activities / hobbies will be reveal as my travel journey continues. My excitement to leave was overwhelming, so, when my neighbor asked … Continue reading “My First photo competition and A New Beginning”

“Stairway”


I’m climbing the stairway northward along the interstate from southwest Florida peering into the rearview mirror I see my last morning sunrise of Fort Myers Florida. Excitement feeds my soul as I hurry along as I consider my future travels. I realize I should slow my pace to enjoy my journey. I shall not rush my travel blogger/nomadic adventurers. I take a deep breath slowing the pace … Continue reading “Stairway”

“Contrast”


Response to WordPress word prompt “Contrast,” The contrast of the seasons, rain, snow, summer or winter, is witnessed daily in nature around the world. Nature has performed consistently throughout time producing the beauty humanity views. These contrasting forms of nature relying on one another, yet, separate in their distinction  yet, essential in its performance without taking advantage of one another, allowing humanity to survive. Nature may … Continue reading “Contrast”

Purging for a New Journey


Viewing a sunrise can reveal how significant purging and decluttering provides the clarity to appreciate the importance of memories. It has been three weeks since my last blog post during which I began decluttering and purging the past thirty years of personal items. As the process continued many wonderful memories swirled in my mind as each item revealed my wonderfully rewarding life, filled with the … Continue reading Purging for a New Journey

“Handwriting”


My response to the daily word prompt “Handwriting,” is a revised and edited version I posted less than a month ago. Enjoy 🙂 My handwriting career began in a Headstart classroom, with crayons, chalk, and number a #2 pencil. My last semester of high school, I reluctantly took a typewriting class my mother made me take. Bless her heart. 🙂 As high school sports and … Continue reading “Handwriting”

“Object”


WordPress daily word prompt response to “Object.” My recent attendance at a sea shell show peaked my interest in these objects covering the shoreline during my morning beach walk. Many walks along the beach, the objects have never sparked my interest. Now when I walk, I can point out several varieties. When I notice a type within a small area a particular type, I wade … Continue reading “Object”

“Misstep”


WordPress daily one-word prompt “Misstep”  Stumbling to the ground because you failed to recognize your shoe is untied. Leaving a restroom, with toilet paper streaming from your clothing. Texting while driving and suddenly avoiding a bicyclist. Spilling coffee onto you lap at your work desk. Missteps in life are subtle reminders to slow down and focus on the primary task. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Misstep”