I’m a wife to a wonderful husband of 12-years, a mother of beautiful twin girls age 4, and a 6-year old boy. By 5:00 am, I’m enjoying my first cup of coffee and, I sit in silence to a quite home and I’m looking forward to the twins afternoon nap and mommy time. I have taken mommy time, on the rear deck, in the backyard … Continue reading Cling

“The Outsiders”

WordPress Daily Post Prompt Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. During the summer of 1968, at age 10, I was allowed to ride my bicycle down the sidewalk and around the block to a friends house. My only rule was to be home before the street lights are activated. If the front and back … Continue reading “The Outsiders”

“The Great Pretender”

WordPress Daily Posts, “The Great Pretender.” Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? The imposter syndrome describes a feeling of inadequacy, & intellectual fraudulence, yet having the skills and knowledge indicating the opposite is true. I have experienced the imposter syndrome feeling many times throughout my previous career and currently as a writer, blogger, poet, and photographer. Although, I … Continue reading “The Great Pretender”

“Million-Dollar Question”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Million-Dollar Question.” Why do you blog? This is a great question and my only response is, I love writing and the creative process expressing my thoughts and ideas. Now, based on the daily prompts, they evoke ideas of my experiences bringing forth what is seen in my posting. However, today my response to the daily prompt is … Continue reading “Million-Dollar Question”

“Fright Night”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fright Night.” What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it? There are not too many things or issues in life that I’m fearful of because I am more cautious than fearful. The extreme sport of  skydiving and bungee jumping are two items on my bucket list. I … Continue reading “Fright Night”

“Pride & Joy”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pride and Joy.” What’s your most prized possession? The daily post prompt “Pride & Joy” cause me to remanence about a song of the same name sung my Marvin Gaye & Stevie Ray Vaughn. Both versions are classics. Although both singer have died some years ago, their Pride and Joy songs will live on forever. My health … Continue reading “Pride & Joy”

“Frequently Asked Questions”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “FAQ.” Interview someone — a friend, another blogger, your mother, the mail carrier — and write a post based on their responses. I interviewed the Pre-Published Independent Author, and he is excited about his current National Novel Writing Month preparation also known as NaNoWriMo. The month-long event starts November 1, 2015, at 12:01 am. The excitement is … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions”

“Seven Wonders”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seven Wonders.” Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be? In order to allow someone to understand what is being stated. My experience with the following seven words has been extremely helpful with whatever, word, words, phrase or comment isn’t heard, or … Continue reading “Seven Wonders”

“Express Yourself”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Express Yourself!.” Do you love to dance, sing, write, sculpt, paint, or debate? What’s your favorite way to express yourself, creatively? Using words I create is my favorite form of expression and passion. My words are rooted in my past responsibilities & its emotions. I express myself with a peaceful calm heart and soulful spirit. With my … Continue reading “Express Yourself”

Day 3: Skin, Prose Poem, Internal Rhyme

Our skin often announces (correctly or not) our age and ethnicity, tells stories of injuries, operations, and accidents, and conveys to our brain everything from the pain of a slap to the warmth of a hug. Prose poetry at a glance: A prose poem is any piece of verse written using the normal typography of prose, while style maintaining elements of poetry, like rhythm, imagery, … Continue reading Day 3: Skin, Prose Poem, Internal Rhyme

A Storybook Day

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Storybook Day.” You have to spend one day as or with your favorite fictional character. Which one would it be and what would you do? My storybook day began before sunrise when I decided to ride my bicycle to the park to take some morning photos of the sunrise. Twenty minutes later, after setting up my tripod, … Continue reading A Storybook Day

Worlds Colliding

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Worlds Colliding.” Take two main characters from two different books (either fiction or nonfiction) and introduce them to, or have them meet, each other. What would happen next? I believe the Saturday morning television worlds of “H & R Puff N Stuff” colliding with the family comedy shows of “The Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family” would … Continue reading Worlds Colliding

“No, Thank You”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.” If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why? In honor of my mother, my English teachers during my elementary, middle, and high school years, I would permanently banned the word “ain’t.” The word “ain’t” was the first word I was told to not use as a … Continue reading “No, Thank You”

“That Stings”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “That Stings!.” Franz Kafka said, “we ought to read only books that bite and sting us.” What’s the last thing you read that bit and stung you? Earlier this year I read a book titled Ruby, and I just could not stop until I finished. The author Cynthia Bond’s eloquent prose is poetry to read as she wove … Continue reading “That Stings”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet.” Experiment with your angle: stand as you snap your picture or get close to the floor. You don’t need to include your feet, as I’ve done in the photo above. Consider all kinds of settings and surfaces, from interesting textures and patterns to sidewalk or exhibition art. Think about the details you will include … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

“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, planned, dreamed and fantasized about this period, of my life. … Continue reading “All About Me”

“Idyllic Beach”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Idyllic beach.” What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share? My ideal community would look like the beaches of a tropical Caribbean Island, with clear blue waters, air temperatures 75 – 85 degrees, and a warm breeze constantly blowing between 5 – … Continue reading “Idyllic Beach”