‘Doubt.”


Doubt is an emotion resting on the foundation of fear slowing the momentum to move forward on your initial decision. Doubt and hesitation are similar allowing fear to enter any decision. Yet, doubt is a part of the safety for oneself and others, and once assured, the initial decision should move forward. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading ‘Doubt.”

“Hesitate.”


Hesitate, and the moment passes. Hesitate, and you miss the opportunity. Hesitate, and you will become regretful. Hesitate, and your dreams will not become real. Hesitation is a consideration as you continue through life. Hesitation is a fear while remaining confident knowing the experiences to overcome life’s hesitations builds character and knowledge. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Hesitate.”

“Mythical.”


Some things in life can become mythical within my thoughts. My hiking experiences encompass several decades as a Boy Scout, hiking trails in middle and southern Missouri. To becoming a Scout Leader hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail and many other forested trails in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virgina. Nothing prepared me for my first short hike in the Saguaro National Parks East … Continue reading “Mythical.”

“Percolate.”


Life’s easiest options are breathing, and waking up to a new day. The hardest options are focusing on what to do, and finding the discipline to do what we imagined or dreamed of doing. Life is boring when you don’t look for activities to become involved to enhance your soul. WordPress daily word prompt. Continue reading “Percolate.”

“Boy Scout, Spelunking.”


When I was a Boy Scout, I loved camping, hiking and everything associated with being a Boy Scout and I was exposed to the word “spelunking,” which is the exploration of caves. Missouri has more than 6,200 caves—second only to Tennessee—and is known as the Cave State. More caves are discovered every year. Karst is the geologic term referring to locations with underground caves, sinkholes … Continue reading “Boy Scout, Spelunking.”

“Subdued worry.”


It’s been twelve hours, and usually, they are home by now. Something is wrong, I feel it, and I sense it. The neighbor’s German shepherd, Felix is barking happy barks, so the neighbors are home. I’m worried. Something has happened to them because I’m usually smelling food cooking on the stove by now. If they don’t return home soon, who do I call? Who do … Continue reading “Subdued worry.”

“Borders & Birds.”


Welcome to WBN, your only destination for bird news worldwide. The year was 2011 when the World Bird Federation met for the first time since the 1966 DDT scare. Ever since the last meeting many bird organizations like the City Pigeons Association, Finches World Wide, and the formidable World Predatory Bird Association have met individually but never as a single bird alliance. One of the … Continue reading “Borders & Birds.”

Value & Loss


Everyone on this planet places a value on land, i.e., property along with inanimate items like homes, cars, furniture, electronics, food, and money. Are all of these valued item’s used to sustain a daily life? When there is a threatening possibility of loss of any of these valued items will the value be appreciated? Life and health are never recognized, understood, and most importantly “Valued” … Continue reading Value & Loss

“Panic.”


Panic is an extream emotional state of fear, anxiety, causing wildly unthinking behavior. Panic is what I felt. Panic is what I saw in my daughter’s eyes. Panic’s uncontrollable fear and agitation caused me to destroy some furniture when I opened a box marked maple syrup to find a twelve-foot anaconda snake coiled up inside. Panic is what my daughter eyes displays, when, she realized … Continue reading “Panic.”

Radical Moose Encounter


What would be the radical experiences to capture morning photos of the sunrise at a place called Silver Lake at Brighton Utah, 8000 feet above sea level? I never thought the term wildlife and landscape photographer would describe me but after an encounter with a young bull moose. I can say it applies. As I stood with a jacket, cap, long pants, hiking boots and … Continue reading Radical Moose Encounter

Ghost away


Ok, if you are a follower of this site, you know that I have begun traveling and reporting on my locations with photos. So, this is a very personal blog posting revealing a deep fear I have kept secret from you all. My fear of traveling this summer is the cold weather. Yes, the COLD! Any temperature below 55-degrees, I am afraid to experience. Because … Continue reading Ghost away

Surface versus Fear


The surface of life is easily visible to the human eye. Fear prevents verbal interaction which would build discoveries. Our surface is what we project. Fear of self-reflection to discover what is beneath and within. Honest self-reflection is the journey to overcome the fear of revealing what’s beneath the surface. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Surface versus Fear

Realizations of a Travel Writer.


Several days ago, I wrote separate responses for WordPress daily word prompts for the words “stubborn,” “praise,” “muse,” “crave,” “profound,” and “apology.” As I formulated my thoughts, I recognized the calm, peaceful, and relaxed feeling of absolute happiness within me that had me reflect upon and contemplate why? As a child, my parents, teachers, and friends told me, I was hyperactive, I needed to slow … Continue reading Realizations of a Travel Writer.

Depth


Depth is the measurement from the furthest point to another. The depths of your love for another can never be measured, and love can last forever. The depths of hate is measurable and revealed by its horrors are seen every day. The depths of your faith cannot be measured, and with a loving soul, hate will be conquered.   WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Depth

“Prophecy”


  Those who have the ability of prophecy have an enormously incredible talent, and for centuries many have claimed this unique ability. Their predictions have included everything from the religious end of days to human encounters with aliens. I understand why prophets make a prediction. However, many people have predicted the outcome of a sporting event. If a prophet predicted the lottery numbers or the … Continue reading “Prophecy”

“Struggle?”


The struggle is a word repeatedly used to describe or defines an individual or team endeavor, of trying hard bending over backward, displaying their forcefulness, to produce a strong or possible violent effort to break away or the just doing everything possible in their attempt which hopefully is successful. Without struggle were would we all be? Without struggle, there is never any progress. So, suffer … Continue reading “Struggle?”

“Angry”


Angry shown to someone you love been eventually involves an apology. Angry is the emotion that eventually involves an apology. Angry can be useful yet; it ultimately means an excuse. Angry is an emotion that should never be verbalized or revealed because it will include an apology. Angry why? It takes moments of a precious life, so why angry? WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Angry”

“Denying or Justifying”


Looking into a mirror many humans see something they are not. Denying the color of thy eyes Denying the color of thy skin, Denying thy age Denying thy weight Denying or justifying instead of facing, or admitting, the truth of who you are. What do you deny or justify? WordPress Daily word prompt Continue reading “Denying or Justifying”