“Crossing.”


I imagine the incredible permutations of the root word, “cross,” and the various meaning and uses in the English language are incredible. Of course, immediately the root word implied religion with the many variations of crosses and its implication around the word. However, the word “cross” is used in the sports of boxing with a “right cross,” soccer’s “cross-field pass,” US-football’s “crossing pattern,” basketball “the … Continue reading “Crossing.”

“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. “

“Desert, which one?”


After an argument, I deserted my wife for the solitude and warmth of the desert, where I enjoyed the chocolate cake she made for dessert. When I return home with sunburned arms and face, she stated, I received my just desserts. One word, two different meaning, add an “S,” and it becomes sweet. 🙂 WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Desert, which one?”

“YAWN”


What Bores You? I’m rarely bored but, in my past, public speakers who were unable to capture an audience’s attention have always been a complete annoying bore. I have books to read, a restless soul, a creative imagination, dreams, and a bucket list. I don’t have time to be bored during this lifetime.  🙂 WordPress Daily Post Prompt Continue reading “YAWN”

Morphing; “CAT“


Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently. Think of words like cool, heavy, or even literally. Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post. Many American English words are derivatives of Latin, French, and Germanic languages, evolving … Continue reading Morphing; “CAT“

“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”

“The Outsiders”


WordPress Daily Post Prompt Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. During the summer of 1968, at age 10, I was allowed to ride my bicycle down the sidewalk and around the block to a friends house. My only rule was to be home before the street lights are activated. If the front and back … Continue reading “The Outsiders”

“Teacher’s Pet”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Teacher’s Pet.” Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her? I have known many impacting teachers, professor, and mentors, but currently in my life as I continue my journey and aspirations to become a … Continue reading “Teacher’s Pet”

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

Effective times to write and where


My favorite time to write is in the early morning hours of the day, but I am perplexed, as to why I am inspired to write late in the evening at a Denny’s Restaurant. Apparently this isn’t unusual, where upon my arrival between 9:00 and 10:00 pm there are two or three other customers writing or completing some form of work. I read the blogs … Continue reading Effective times to write and where

Journaling, Reading, Blogging & Creative Writing


I was inspired to write today’s blog because of writers I follow here on WordPress. Commencing January 2013, I started the New Year with a commitment to write about my life as a retiree in a personal journal. This was fairly easy since I’m very active either motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking photographing sunsets and Geocaching. While rearranging my bucket list, I began listing books I wanted … Continue reading Journaling, Reading, Blogging & Creative Writing