“Bludgeon.”


When the suspect took the stand in his defense to explain his side of the assault and battery. The first question the prosecuting attorney asked the defendant was to describe what type of bludgeoning device he used against the victim. The defendant stated, “I did not use a bludgeoning device.” The prosecuting attorney walks to the evidence table and returns to holds it in front … Continue reading “Bludgeon.”

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History


There are museums all over the US, but The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History focuses on the history of nuclear science to describing the people instrumental in the testing, development, and deployment of nuclear weapons from its infancy. Its current location was established in 2009 from its original location at Kirkland Air Force Base when it closed due to heightened security measures on the base … Continue reading The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

“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.”

“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

“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”

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

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

“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”

“Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.”


Time is motion, always moving never stopping, moments pass into minutes, into hours, into days, weeks, months, and years. Seeing children grow into adults, we ask where did the time go? Visible signs of time reveals wrinkles, thinning hair or the color of grey. The death of family or friends, invokes reflection upon your own mortality? So, the question you may asked yourself, “Am I living … Continue reading “Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.”

“Mountain”


The sight of most mountains stirs within some humans the desire to explore a trail to conquered and stand upon the summit. As you walk along a path, crossing the planes and valleys on your approach to the mountain. It’s imposing, majestic beauty is always visible. Your concentration is matched by the excitement swelling within you. However, your excitement is contained with every ascending step … Continue reading “Mountain”

“Contrast”


Response to the WordPress word  prompt “Contrast” The world commercial market is focused on the youthful between the age of 0 to thirty-five. The majority of youth joke about their elders unaware they will do unbelievably one day be so lucky to join our ranks. The belief of playing hard when you are young and living life to its fullest is never truly appreciated unless … 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 Worlds Best Gadget”


You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build on badge or machine. What do you build? For well over one hundred years a book has been the greatest technological efficient machine available to the masses, and now currently available electronically. If granted the skills, I would engineer the ability to provide everyone on the planet with a tablet of … Continue reading “The Worlds Best Gadget”

“Learning Style”


  What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group or an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures or visuals, or simply by reading books? I was in college when I discovered the issues of a learning style. I quickly learned I’m a visual and auditory learner with the ability to retain anything read or written to be given … Continue reading “Learning Style”

“ If I Could Turn Back Time”


If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again or to do something over, which part of your life would you return to and why? Regrets? Personally, I Have no desire to travel into my past glimpsing of times good or bad. Joyful times, tragedies and regrets, developed wisdom, shaping who, I am. Forgoing … Continue reading “ If I Could Turn Back Time”

“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”

The object of my dejection : The Powder Room


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Object of My Dejection.” Tell us about the object of your dejection — something you made, a masterpiece unfinished, or some sort of project that failed to meet your expectations. What did you learn from the experience? How would you do things differently next time? After 17 years in my home, I completed various do-it-yourself projects, to … Continue reading The object of my dejection : The Powder Room

All or Nothing; Peaceful Easy Feeling.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All or Nothing?.” “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything? I find neither wanting nothing or wanting everything is dangerous, as, I spent the past five days engrossed in a book, and enjoying life. … Continue reading All or Nothing; Peaceful Easy Feeling.

Advantage of Foresight


Advantage of Foresight (Daily prompt) You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, if at all? I would only use the power only three times, once to learn my date of death, giving me a perspective on … Continue reading Advantage of Foresight

Back to school August Blues


As a kid, I was always happy and anxious to go back to school! Now many years older, and four years past my last child graduating from high school, my attitude and disposition toward the end of the summer has evolved tremendously. The first September without a child in school was an eerily weird feeling, since I was accustom to a ritual that became second … Continue reading Back to school August Blues

Myths, Facts and Reminders


Originally posted on Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness:
  “Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” ~ D. L. Moody Retirement myths; they abound. As people plan for and approach life’s Third Act, many think they’ll be spending more time with family and friends.… Continue reading Myths, Facts and Reminders