“Radiating calm and coolness.”


Many years ago during my childhood, I was always my mother’s accompanier. If she went to a funeral, of a friend, I went. Evening events at the church, I went, and to pick up parts for my father’s gas station before auto parts stores delivered, I always went. I was 9 or 10 – years of age, on this one trip, traveling four-tenths of a … Continue reading “Radiating calm and coolness.”

“Banned.”


Gerald McClain and Cody Whitten both age 89, have been life-long friends growing up on farms in Iowa near the small town of Hampton. After retirement and many cold winters in Iowa, they moved to Bradenton Florida with their wives. They married twin sisters, Beulah and Betty Conklin on Valentine’s day, 1947, and each sister died within six months of one another. Before their imminent … Continue reading “Banned.”

“Subdued.”


It’s been ten hours since I have seen my best friends and usually, they are home. I can tell something is wrong since the neighbor’s German shepherd, Felix is barking happy barks. I’m worried. Something may have happened to them because I’m usually smelling food cooking on the stove and getting tasty treats while the meal is being cooked. If they don’t return home soon. … Continue reading “Subdued.”

“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.”

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

“Punishment”


Punishment is a form of revenge for victims who suffers directly from an offense. However, others who become aware of the offense, by sight or knowledge usually voice their opinions and desires to see some a form of punishment. Hence the statement, crime against humanity, we all suffer. Since the beginning of time punishments have become the norm to correct certain heinous behaviors although most … Continue reading “Punishment”

“Unpredictable”


As a structured life planner, I have always prepared and planned for the unpredictable, and yet the unforeseen most often takes place. My retiree lifestyle has changed my philosophy because unpredictable is the life I lead, hence my new phrase, “My plans are like Jello,” always shaking! WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Unpredictable”

“Nightmare”


While working at my desk, my dream turned into a nightmare I dreamed I was aware and awake of my nightmare. The nightmare never completed, was it a dream? Was I asleep or awake in my dream when the nightmare ended? Stressed, before work thinking about the night before and the day ahead during my morning shower. WordPress daily word prompt  Continue reading “Nightmare”

“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”

“False”


The word “false,” when used in a sentence is usually in the form of a negative connotation. The thesaurus provides many words and they all describes some of the horrors of our world; untrue, wrong, erroneous, fallacious, flawed, distorted, inaccurate, imprecise, untruth, fictitious, concocted, fabricated, invented, trump up, unfounded, spurious, counterfeit, forged, and fraudulent. When applied to politicians, every thesaurus word is applicable, how ironic? … Continue reading “False”

“Darkness”


Because of humans inability to see in the darkness, the human imagination compensates and creates fear and mystery of the unknown of what their eyes cannot see. Hundreds if not thousands of stories and fairytales have been created recited based on fear of darkness. Closing your eyes darkness does not initiate fear because opening your eyes silences the fear and darkness. Darkness, within a locked … Continue reading “Darkness”

“Empty”


The empty feelings when a loved one is no longer in your life. The empty feelings when love is not present. The empty feelings when all hope is lost. Reach out to someone in your life, to reconnect and feel the love with a phone call to hear their voice or stand in their presence to share the love. Someone loves you. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Empty”

“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”

“Modern Families”


If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking? If any of my dead ancestors appears to join me for dinner, I will show shock in my eyes and fear in my feet as I run away faster than a sprinter in the 100-yard … Continue reading “Modern Families”

“Courage to Overcome”


Courage to overcome life’s obstacles is essential, however, what motivators are used to begin and sustain the courage to overcome? Awakening from what I hope was a nightmare is all I could imagine. My eyes were closed as my right hand felt the soft fur of something breathing. The breath reminded me of my ex-husband who is the reason and caused for this hike. However, the … Continue reading “Courage to Overcome”

“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”