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“Time to return to the trails.”

As the days of March wind down and I continue editing, re-editing and repeating the process of my short stories. The recent cold weather in Southwest Florida provoked a wrinkle in my ability to sit outside and write. So, I traded in my shorts, tank top, and flip-flops for my long pants and long sleeve shirt. The feel of the cloth around my arms and … Continue reading “Time to return to the trails.”

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“Treated reservations.”

If you are lucky, your life will treat you to various forms and types of reservations. I have had room and dinner reservations and I have toured nature reserves and visited several 1st Nations Lands for what some people call Reservations also known as the “The Rez.” But my daily reservation is the moment of silence keeping me stable and happy. I initially had serious … Continue reading “Treated reservations.”

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“Music’s dubious riffs.”

During our annual concert, my high school’s jazz ensemble was playing before a packhouse of parents, students political dignitaries. We played several pieces that excited the whole audience who stood to applaud our performances. Our final piece was always my favorite as the first chair trumpet began their solo riff followed by the dueling solo by the first chair Alto Saxophonist answering back. The music … Continue reading “Music’s dubious riffs.”


During my four years of college, I maintained twelve college credit hours per semester, six during the summer including twelve hours of lab work per month the two semesters before graduation and during the summer, I held a part-time job of thirty hours a week. When I interviewed for employment with several biomedical companies before graduation, they all wanted me to begin immediately, except for … Continue reading “Uneven.”


During my teenage years around the mid to late 70’s I was told to feather my hair since it was the style of the time. However as time passed into my college years, dying my hair blond became the norm and soon after college with a good job, twice a month I paid over $100.00 a visit usually twice a month or more for coloring … Continue reading “Original.”


Carefully, and not in a hurry Jonathan walked slowly around the corner into the hallway with each step his nerves anxiously awaited the TV room. He could hear the football games announcers on his 70-inch television with the weekly Sunday afternoon game. Gently and carefully Johnathan places the hot platter of 50-Chicken wings slathered in a dark rich bar-b-cue sauces aroma filling his nose. After … Continue reading “Careful.”


Commercial advertising is a powerful medium with jingles that can synch into the mental psyche forever. For me, the word “plop,” has always been associated with the Alka-Seltzer commercials dating back to the 1950’s through the late 2000’s. The sound or use the word “plop” triggers instant memories of some of the most iconic jingles and characters like it was moments ago. YouTube videos depicting … Continue reading “Plop.”


Luxury? During my adult life, luxuries are unique slices of life I passed up for whatever reasons or another. Mostly, because of children, you know they are supposed to come first. 🙂 But, before becoming an empty nester, I enjoyed a unique birthday gift, from my children my first manicure and pedicure. I refused the manicure, at the time, I thought it was a bit … Continue reading “Luxury”

“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.”


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

Forgetful RV’ers

Jim aged 87 and Mathew, age 89 are retirees from Florida and have been full-time RV’ers for the past twenty years. Late one night they are seated around a campfire in Mesa AZ when their discussion turns to when they plan to turn their keys in for a sticks or brick home in a senior community. Jim: A couple of months ago my wife asked … Continue reading Forgetful RV’ers


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”

Awe or Awesome

The word awe is a noun, and some people consider it is short for awesome, however, it is not. Awe is defined as a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. I use the word awe to describe my first sight of the Grand Canyon, for which I’m still in awe of its beauty, depth, and enormous vastness. As I looked below into … Continue reading Awe or Awesome


The world needs to eat from a three layered marble cake of understanding, tolerance, and compromise covered with tastefully sweet rainbow icing on a platter of love as its foundation. Understanding another person’s plight is simply to consider walking in their shoes. Tolerance of others no matter what you have been taught or believe is showing how evolved you have become. Not that you are … Continue reading “Understanding”


  The sky above is also known and described as the heavens. The sky is filled with sights seen and unseen. The sky is the invisible atmosphere we breathe, although polluted in some places we use a mask to filter the sky’s atmosphere. Laying on your back in a green field of grass viewing the sky above filled with clouds. The cloud formations open and … Continue reading “Sky”

“My First photo competition and A New Beginning”

Last fall I entered the above photo in The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel photo contest, and my submission won! 🙂 On April 30th, 2016, I started my traveling lifestyle as a full-time RV’er travel blogger, freelance writer, photographer, and Geocacher. Several other activities / hobbies will be reveal as my travel journey continues. My excitement to leave was overwhelming, so, when my neighbor asked … Continue reading “My First photo competition and A New Beginning”

“Life after Blogs”

Your life without a computer. What is it like? My life without using my laptop or desktop computer takes place two or three times a week when I indulge my addiction to reading books on my tablet. Ok, now some will say using my tablet / iPad is also a computer. However, as a former Boy Scout, living by the motto, “Be Prepared,” I travel with … Continue reading “Life after Blogs”

“Not Lemonade”

When life gives, your lemons make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object to resolve a tricky situation in an unorthodox way. Every morning awakening with eyes opened, breathing, and living without the aid of others or any devices is the best part of my day. So, as my morning continues, everything else was simply a downhill slide, from the moment … Continue reading “Not Lemonade”


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Yup! That’s me, at almost 67! I’ve seen a lot, that’s why I’m a Seenager. I’ve seen it all (and done most of it) and yet, as a Senior, I get to return to the freedoms and joys of the teenage life with none of the repercussions 😉 I’m on my way back to babyhood, eventually, no doubt, with… Continue reading Seenager

“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”

“Stroke of Midnight”

Where were  you last night at midnight? Would you have wanted to be somewhere else? On Dec 31 2015 New Years Eve I was at the beach by 8:00 pm to watch the festivities set to begin at midnight, however the rowdy drunken personalities of many of the people caused me to consider returning home since I was not in the mood for such silliness. Just … Continue reading “Stroke of Midnight”

“Because the Night Time is the Right Time”

Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s you most productive time of the day? When do you do your best work? Night time is my time to write and read, usually through the early morning hours. I excel creatively with my writings, and I have discovered my reading addiction excels between two and three in the morning, believing I just need … Continue reading “Because the Night Time is the Right Time”