“Heart Mountnain, Japanese-American Confinement.”


I love history, and consider myself an amateur historian of American History. So when I entered the Cody Wy visitors center to see what the area has to offer, my interest was sparked to learn of a nearby Japanese confinement memorial. I was eager to tour the site located 12-miles northeast of Cody Wy and with the directions downloaded into the GPS, I was on … Continue reading “Heart Mountnain, Japanese-American Confinement.”

“Learning. “


Learning is a desire within many people or is it? For some learning is completed upon high school graduation yet college graduates become annoyed or discouraged when asked to learn procedures within their chosen profession. There’s an old adage that states “you will learn something new every day up to the moment of death.” It is believed the foundation for learning develops in the womb … Continue reading “Learning. “

Complicated


So, life is relatively easy. You are born, you love parents, family friends, and caregivers Follow the basic moral rules of life, don’t lie, cheat, steal, or harm another person or animal. Attend school, learn lessons from parents, elders, and teachers. Achieving levels of education, to pay bills, to quench desires of want and need. (PS: learning doesn’t stop with certificates or degrees.) Pair with … Continue reading Complicated

“Crisis”


The word crisis expresses the idea or belief of something urgent, and I feel the word is used for dramatic effect to garner people’s immediate attentions. I was peddling my bicycle one day when I pass a mother and her two kids on their bikes. The two boys were using training wheels when one of the little boys, yelled, that he was in a crisis. … Continue reading “Crisis”

“The things we leave behind.”


The things we leave behind are the things we collected because they were the must-haves of the moment. After fifteen trips to the local Good-Will store, to drop off the things I had not seen, or held, for several years, I asked myself and wondered why? It is ironic, the stuff I collected was based on a previous need, want, or desire, only to leave … Continue reading “The things we leave behind.”

“Guest”


I was at my favorite coffee house when I read WordPress’s daily word prompt “Guest.” I noticed employees using direct eye contact, greeting the customers with, hellos, welcomes, thank yous, and please come again. The hospitality was verbal and visible with every customer. What alarmed me were most customers failed to acknowledge the employees hospitality and comments. Many just stared up at the display boards … Continue reading “Guest”

“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”

Autonomy


Autonomy is a word used by organizations in political disagreements, against countries, and independent groups rebelling against the establishment. Autonomy is a concept found in moral, political and bioethical philosophy. Within this context, it is the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Autonomy

“Pleasurable Reality”


  Many pleasures can be seen watching people and pets. People’s faces reveal their pleasure during conversations producing laughter, smiles, and giggles. People show their pleasure while holding hands, eating their favorite foods, singing their favorite song, or seeing an old friend. Pets express their pleasures walking on a leash, carried in backpacks, doggy strollers and of course when being petted and rubbed. Their tails … Continue reading “Pleasurable Reality”

“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”

“Campanion”


  A companion can be a human, animal or you, and is essential for some people and an option, for others, yet, many do not consider the need for a companion. For 18 plus years of my life, I sometimes lovingly enjoyed a constant companion. However, as I approached the months and days before I became an empty-nester, I dreamed of the solitary life, and my … Continue reading “Campanion”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“The Stat Connection”


Go to your Statistics page and check your top 3-5 post. Why do yo think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it. Since I began blogging almost two years ago, I have written over six-hundred blog post based on WordPress’s daily post prompts. My posts are created based on my life experiences. Many are creations of life lessons using quotes … Continue reading “The Stat Connection”

“Polite Company”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Polite Company.” “It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree? For over ten years I worked at my father’s business, and there was an important rule for customers and employees to neither discuss or debate politics or religion. Because of the rule, I believe friendships have lasted for decades. … Continue reading “Polite Company”

“Fearless Fantasies”


How would your life be different if y ou were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?   If I were incapable of feeling fear, I would be dead. Thank goodness I had some fear as a child because my curiosity would have killed me well before the age of five. A small dose of fear equalizes a … Continue reading “Fearless Fantasies”

“Life Line”


You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insist she reads your palm. You hesitate but, agree. What does she tell you? I cannot imagine a female passenger sitting next to me on a long flight asking to read my palm. Hesitation is an understatement, and I would not agree. Now, I could imagine a passenger who had too many drinks … Continue reading “Life Line”

“Worldly Encounters”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Worldly Encounters.” The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick? If I meet an extraterrestrial outside my home asking me to recommend one book, movie or song to explain humanity, I would and … Continue reading “Worldly Encounters”