Cling


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

“Together.”


  Writing is an important aspect of my life, yet it is only a part of who I am. Reading has been a stalwart for my writing but as of late, reading has received less attention and feels neglected. I sorry, reading, so please accept my apology? Photography, hiking and bicycling has increased, becoming an active part of our life. So, individually, writing, reading, photography, … Continue reading “Together.”

“Sandwich.”


Since the 18th century the invention of the sandwich, named after English Aristocrat John Montauge the 4th Earl of Sandwich, humanity has made every type or variation of the sandwich. As a child growing up in the US Midwest, where the phrase anything between two pieces of bread is considered a sandwich, and I mean anything.:-) I remember days of eating mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, jelly, … Continue reading “Sandwich.”

“Elegant.”


Over the past 100-hundred years, clothing styles for male & females have changed with each generation. The word elegant has been used to describe clothing of our past and some individual instances elegant is used to describe clothing worn by celebrities at formal events. Elegant is the term I use when describing the clothing during the 70’s & the 80’s. However, the 70’s polyester leisure … Continue reading “Elegant.”

“Eclipse.”


Once upon a time in a far away city, I attended an NBA basketball game. Seated with a beer in my right hand and peanuts between my legs I was satisfied, happy and enjoying the game. Suddenly a basketball player known by millions of people all over the world walked past and stopped in front of my seat. Of course, I was impressed, with his … Continue reading “Eclipse.”

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!

“Shiver.”


During the winter month’s my mother always dressed me warmly with a thick heavy coat, gloves, knit cap and a pair of rubber boots for snow. On a cold winter snowy afternoon, my mom recognized I was playing in the snow with one rubber boot on my right foot. I didn’t recognize the missing left boot until she yelled from the rear deck for me … Continue reading “Shiver.”

“Fierce.”


Fierce is the adjective used to identify the individual or group entering battle, attacking insurmountable odds or challenges. Wars have produced fierce, violent attackers eager to fight or kill. When not being used to describe wars or battles, the adjective is applied to persons in a sporting event. The fierce golfer, of a final round to win a tournament handles the pressure to win. The … Continue reading “Fierce.”

“Vice.”


My evolution of the word “VICE.” As a child growing up, my father had a garage with a workbench with a vice similar to the one in the photo above. For me, the word “vice” has taken on many different meanings after the age of 21. On a rainy day, the vice was my indoor playground toy. I took great pleasure squeezing various items in … Continue reading “Vice.”

“Generational divide”


Over the past one hundred years, generational divides are usually a contentious issue within families. I suspect, during the period between 1920 and 1960, the debate between young adults and their parents when they wanted a car, from parents who grew up walking dreaming of riding a horse. Social media, cellular phones, and tablets are today’s generational divide I witnessed first hand when my children … Continue reading “Generational divide”

Maybe?


  Maybe is the word parents use with their second or third born child who asks, can they have a tiger or lion. Maybe is the word teenagers use when parents yelled or screamed begging them to move faster so they can visit a grandparent. Maybe is the word couples use when they are watching television, and the other wants something or their attention. Maybe … Continue reading Maybe?

“Glass”


The word glass has many definitions around the world, yet, its basic form, glass is a non-crystalline solid with enormously other uses. For me, the word glass immediately brings to mind my attempts to photograph a sunrise or sunset reflecting on a body of water that is smooth as glass. Although I should use the word mirror, I chose glass, because of the smooth texture, … Continue reading “Glass”

“Cowardice”


During a crisis, the coward utilizing their thoughts will dismantle and shirk their honor, duty, and responsibility to whomever or whatever the cause. Their cowardice Heart and Soul will unite their speech and actions as they walk or run away. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Cowardice”

“Burn”


The word burn can conjure up many ideas of the flame burning to cause injury or to warm feet around a fire. However, this single word contains so many meanings, literally and culturally. A burning flame can destroy life with its heat melting anything in its path causing smoke to choke the life from everything alive. When controlled and contained, a burning flame provides heat, … Continue reading “Burn”

“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”

“The South”


  Many locations in the US south like the above morning sunrise photo taken in Tavares Fl with morning temperatures in the mid 70’s are considered warm temperate zones, but, mother nature can bring a chill to certain parts of the US South. With hurried excitement, I recently left Southwest Florida to begin my travel blogging nomadic lifestyle when mothers-natures weather decision of cooler temperatures … Continue reading “The South”

“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”

“Flow”


WordPress daily one-word prompt “Flow.”  The one-word prompt “flow” brings to mind many provocative thoughts surrounding men of a certain age, and women before menopause. It can be used to identify the low-flow shower head, “Seinfeld” episode and plumbing issues in your home. In most sports, the word flow is used to describe football, basketball and hockey and baseball pitchers. In positive psychology, flow, … Continue reading “Flow”

“Sentimental”


Response to the one word prompt “Sentimental.” Most humans develop a sentimentality with inanimate objects, and I like many people have developed an attachment to my 1991 Ford Explorer. My car has become a fixture in my life and within a few weeks, my attachment to the longest relationship I have maintained outside of my family and friends will end. With 236,765.9 miles on the … Continue reading “Sentimental”

“Screens”


In response to the one-word prompt “Screen.”   The power of suggestion is shown in today’s prompt with the silhouette of a head in front of either a television or computer screen we view with our eyes. For me, this one word prompt brings to mind the various types of screens I view daily. I see the screen I type this response, the television, my … Continue reading “Screens”

“Legacy”


Write a response to the one-word prompt, “Legacy.” The writing prompt “Legacy” causes me to consider humanities legacy of how writing tools have evolved. The word “legacy” defined, describes a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; or a bequest and anything handed down from the past, from an ancestor or predecessor. My impressive writing legacy began in a headstart class, with … Continue reading “Legacy”

“Longing”


For the past ten months, I have expanded my blog beyond a daily prompt response, to include short stories, flash fiction, photography, and poetry. I have discovered sketching and painting along with defining mix media. I’m still learning about the independent publishing world. Beyond all of my creative art learning and discoveries, they are small loving hobbies within the giant shadow of my longing to … Continue reading “Longing”