“Panic.”


Panic is an extream emotional state of fear, anxiety, causing wildly unthinking behavior. Panic is what I felt. Panic is what I saw in my daughter’s eyes. Panic’s uncontrollable fear and agitation caused me to destroy some furniture when I opened a box marked maple syrup to find a twelve-foot anaconda snake coiled up inside. Panic is what my daughter eyes displays, when, she realized … Continue reading “Panic.”

“Together.”


  Writing is an important aspect of my life, yet it is only a part of who I am. Reading has been a stalwart for my writing but as of late, reading has received less attention and feels neglected. I sorry, reading, so please accept my apology? Photography, hiking and bicycling has increased, becoming an active part of our life. So, individually, writing, reading, photography, … Continue reading “Together.”

“Shiver.”


During the winter month’s my mother always dressed me warmly with a thick heavy coat, gloves, knit cap and a pair of rubber boots for snow. On a cold winter snowy afternoon, my mom recognized I was playing in the snow with one rubber boot on my right foot. I didn’t recognize the missing left boot until she yelled from the rear deck for me … Continue reading “Shiver.”

“Cheats & Mistakes.”


In the Spring of 1963, Malcolm Milton University’s spring mid-term testing was in its final hours. Tenured History Professor, Wilbur Wilshire was shocked and astonished when he recognized an honors violation. For several moments he stared in disbelief since he had not witnessed an honors violation in his classroom since the fall semester of 1952. He watched for several minutes as Azikel Alberson consistently glanced … Continue reading “Cheats & Mistakes.”

Ghost away


Ok, if you are a follower of this site, you know that I have begun traveling and reporting on my locations with photos. So, this is a very personal blog posting revealing a deep fear I have kept secret from you all. My fear of traveling this summer is the cold weather. Yes, the COLD! Any temperature below 55-degrees, I am afraid to experience. Because … Continue reading Ghost away

“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”

Elusive


Elusive are my thoughts when writing. Elusive is my focus when reading. Elusive are the photos I want to capture. Elusive are my attempts when trying to achieve what I want. My journey has taught elusiveness disappears with persistent determination and perseverance. Believing in what you want can be elusive and hampered by those crossing your path. M.J.Leake WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Elusive

“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”

Depth


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

“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”

“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”

Island


Oh, how I would love to live on an island. I was offered the opportunity to live on an island off the coast of Key West when I received a newsletter from the US National Parks artist-in-residence program asking for applicants for its residency located on the Dry Tortuga Island 90-miles off the coast of Key West Florida. The US National Parks operates artist in … Continue reading Island

“Rebuild”


A large part of my life for many years I worked at my father’s business rebuilding car motors and transmissions, yet, it was my first teenager date when I understood my mother’s complaints of having dirty fingernails. The young lady I took on a date to the movies asked about the dirt under my fingernails. Proud of being a working man, I noticed the look of … Continue reading “Rebuild”

“Angry”


Angry shown to someone you love been eventually involves an apology. Angry is the emotion that eventually involves an apology. Angry can be useful yet; it ultimately means an excuse. Angry is an emotion that should never be verbalized or revealed because it will include an apology. Angry why? It takes moments of a precious life, so why angry? WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Angry”

“Misstep”


WordPress daily one-word prompt “Misstep”  Stumbling to the ground because you failed to recognize your shoe is untied. Leaving a restroom, with toilet paper streaming from your clothing. Texting while driving and suddenly avoiding a bicyclist. Spilling coffee onto you lap at your work desk. Missteps in life are subtle reminders to slow down and focus on the primary task. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Misstep”

“Teach Your Bloggers Well”


We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. In response to today’s WordPress post prompt,  “Teach Your Bloggers Well.” I start with the basic foundation of planning. To be successful in anything in life, planning, and preparation are the foundations towards success. So, the first important lesson is to explain … Continue reading “Teach Your Bloggers Well”

“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”

“The Great Pretender”


WordPress Daily Posts, “The Great Pretender.” Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? The imposter syndrome describes a feeling of inadequacy, & intellectual fraudulence, yet having the skills and knowledge indicating the opposite is true. I have experienced the imposter syndrome feeling many times throughout my previous career and currently as a writer, blogger, poet, and photographer. Although, I … Continue reading “The Great Pretender”

Space-Time Continuum, A One-Way Street


Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why? As a child and adult I often dreamed of time travel, and after watching the movie “Back to the Future”, I was really into believing, I wanted to travel back in time or … Continue reading Space-Time Continuum, A One-Way Street