“Unmooring to Ascend.”


A writers’ emotions are sparked and influenced by reading novels, their dreams, and many other inspirations. For the past two or three years, I have followed the online travel blogging adventures of two pair of couples who recently transitioned from RVing to begin their new adventures upon the ocean and waterways. Their adventures had me recalling my bucket list and journal writings of one day … Continue reading “Unmooring to Ascend.”

“Lifestyle, Panicked and None.”


The WordPress prompts can inspire and initiate thoughts of the past, present, and future. For me, the words lifestyle, panicked and none are associated with my current lifestyle when I panic knowing I will not live long enough to read all of the books in my lifetime, yet none are as important as what I want to write. Just my thoughts for today. 🙂 WordPress … Continue reading “Lifestyle, Panicked and None.”

“A child’s blind tenaciousness, and a parent’s denial.”


Within seconds of Charlie’s birth, the doctor, and I was shocked to see his dark brown eyes searching the room, his surroundings and finally fixating on me. That moment seared into my memory, heart, and soul for the rest of my life. He was a healthy baby with strong lungs only crying when hungry or needing a diaper change. He was four, and a half … Continue reading “A child’s blind tenaciousness, and a parent’s denial.”

“Glitter Child.”


As a child multi-colored glitter sparkles light everywhere. With my grandmother crafting Easter baskets we use glitter sprinkled on the gift of candy and toys. When I find the glitter bottle, I marvel at the look it makes in the bathtub. When flushing the toilet glitter swirls towards the bottom with many colors. Glitter on ceramic marble floors produces an almost surreal look. Glitter footprints … Continue reading “Glitter Child.”

“Toys from Christmas Past; Short Story #5”


The night before Christmas and all through the house all was quiet as the Lehman family was attending Christmas Eve Services where Jason was participating in the children’s Christmas play as one of the three wise men. Because this was Jason’s first Christmas play acting role, Jeffery and Jacqueline were excited with their cameras and video ready to record the event. However, as they arrived … Continue reading “Toys from Christmas Past; Short Story #5”

Human communication has evolved but not vanity.


Recently I overheard a baby-boomer speak of never wanting to use the facetime feature of their mobile phone when taking with their grandchildren or family members. Hearing this conversation, I thought about how far the human race has come in receiving and delivering messages over the course of time. But, within the last one-hundred years, the system has improved tremendously. However, the technology to telephone … Continue reading Human communication has evolved but not vanity.

Christmas Maddening Day


Maddening, is the list of errands I have to complete. Maddening, are the kids will be awake soon. Maddening, are the gifts I need to wrapped and mail. Maddening, is I need to start breakfast. Maddening, I need to get out of bed and begin my day. Maddening, it’s less than a week before Christmas. Maddening, are thoughts stressing about my day ahead. WordPress daily … Continue reading Christmas Maddening Day

“Construct.”


Closing your eyes brings to light the vision of what can be imagined to be constructed. Construct, build, develop, are the foundation of dreams and possibilities the imagination conjures. To construct, build and develop requires opening the eyes from the dream to construct the dream. Nothing comes to a dreamer, but a sleeper & nothing comes to a sleeper but a dreamer until actions are … Continue reading “Construct.”

“Anticipation.”


The participation within any race builds anticipation as you approach the finish line. Seeking something produces the anticipations of finally grasping and holding what is sought. Formulating a plot line, creating characters, with complex backgrounds and personalities to become close friends within the mind creates anticipation to complete a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month before midnight November 30, 2016. Currently, at 41983, and my prize … Continue reading “Anticipation.”

“Cigarette pack, stare down.”


After a horribly stressful shift as a firefighter captain. Donald Treshman decided to stop at a local convenience store and purchase a pack cigarettes for the first time in 17 years. He did not open the pack of cigarettes fearing the smoke would destroy the fresh mint smell in his car. So he decided to wait until he arrived home. When he parked inside the … Continue reading “Cigarette pack, stare down.”

“Artificial Vs Natural.”


The evolution and development of artificial instead of naturally occurring is unique for everyone, but is artificial necessary? When it comes to food, many people want to end the use of anything artificial in food. Although since the development of synthetic diamonds, hair, grass, teeth, heck the list can go on forever because some people love artificial. However, the most significant developments are the prosthesis improving … Continue reading “Artificial Vs Natural.”

“Boy Scout, Spelunking.”


When I was a Boy Scout, I loved camping, hiking and everything associated with being a Boy Scout and I was exposed to the word “spelunking,” which is the exploration of caves. Missouri has more than 6,200 caves—second only to Tennessee—and is known as the Cave State. More caves are discovered every year. Karst is the geologic term referring to locations with underground caves, sinkholes … Continue reading “Boy Scout, Spelunking.”

“Daring.”


I dare you. I dare you. I double dog dare you. I triple dog dare you. These are the words and statements used by little boys that caused one of the boys to stick his tongue out and it freezes to a metal pole. Click the link for an example; A Christmas Story Triple Dog Dare Based on the above verbal exchange some great inventions have … Continue reading “Daring.”

“Graceful.”


Graceful is the word I use to describe Hot air balloons lifting off the ground into the early morning blue sky at the 45th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, in Albuquerque New Mexico. A parrot and butterfly can move about gracefully in flight, but as hot air balloons, they also share a gracefulness against a morning sky. All dairy cows move slowly on earth, yet the smile … Continue reading “Graceful.”

“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.”

“Fifty.”


Fifty is the other half. Fifty is the middle if you expect to live to 100. Fifty is the half century of every decade. Fifty is an age some revere others loathe Fifty is the age which I’m considered youthful living in Florida. Fifty is a glass half full or empty. Fifty is a perspective seen by fifty percent of the people who reads this blog post. … Continue reading “Fifty.”

Full Moon thoughts


Photographing the western plains with clear, unobstructed views provides spectacular visuals especially the night of a full moon at sunset. As the sun descends into the horizon with the sight of a full moon in the opposite direction provides an extraordinary visual. The sight is a wonderment of inspiration and for some, it can conjure up romantic and or tranquil thoughts. Spectacular sunset colors fade. Into the … Continue reading Full Moon thoughts

Carry


Because of my love of music, some word prompts spark my memory of songs from my past. The word “Carry” immediately takes me to the 1970’s and the song Carry on wayward son, by Kansas and the 1960’s Carry on, by Crosby, Still,& Nash also brings to mind great memories. But, because of my US Army MP experience, the phrase “Carry on soldier” was heard … Continue reading Carry

Reach


Reach is a movement every human has completed. However, the word reach is used more as a metaphor referring to an object or action in poetry, love letters and everyday speech as I reach for other examples to explain “Reach.” I reached new heights in my achievements since becoming a writer. From birth to death, we all strive to reach some form of betterment for … Continue reading Reach

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

“Unstoppable”


To succeed in life, a passionate, driven desire is unstoppable. Discover your passion and your desire will be unstoppable. With sacrifice and patience, your dreams will become reality, to remain unstoppable. With every bump in the road, it develops and teaches to remain unstoppable. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Unstoppable”

“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”

“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.”

“Journey”


Everyone’s life is a journey, whether they know it or not. A journey for some people is considered a chore, or hindrance, preventing enjoyment of life. For others, their journey is a joyful walk in the park, enjoying all that crosses their path. All life journeys are unique and yet similar, for it is the culminating experiences along the journey that bring forth a fulfilling … Continue reading “Journey”

“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”