“Funny Dilemma.”


  The church elders had a horrible dilemma as hundreds of parishioners gathered for the viewing and funeral of 66-year-old Francine “Fanny” Fitzgerald, a member of the church for 66 years, however, she was not inside the coffin. When Deacon, Saint explained to Minister Paul, their dilemma. The looks of shock settled over his face. After calling the mortuary to confirm, they delivered Mrs. Fitzgerald … Continue reading “Funny Dilemma.”

“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.”

“Generous.”


The ACME Ladder Corporation recognized their oldest employee Oscar Stephenson’s 43 years of service and his retirement to become official at the close of business with a retirement party. After several speakers including the corporation’s president, his immediate supervisor and his only child, son Charley. Oscar Stephenson stood up and limped to the podium to give the following speech. When I woke this morning, I … Continue reading “Generous.”

“Silence.”


The sounds of silence typically heard during a hike, are footsteps impacting the earth, the rustling of leaves in the trees, along with the birds singing. However, my recent visit to the Agate Fossil Bed National Monument near Harrison Nebraska. I noticed the wind stopped blowing, the leaves stopped rustling, and the tall grasses stopped swaying. I recognized no sounds at all on the Panhandle … Continue reading “Silence.”

“Passionate.”


Passion and love are intertwined around the roots of commitment. Commitment is the prehistoric Red Wood Tree with roots mixed with love and passion. So, when your passionate desires are rooted in a deep love, your dreams and aspirations will come to fruition providing you with a long enjoyable life. WordPress daily word prompt. Continue reading “Passionate.”

“Mirror.”


  Capturing photographs of reflections on a lake is what sprung my amateur photographers imagination. Since the early morning bicycle rides into Lakes Regional Park in Lee, Co, Fl. I have been successful capturing photos of incredible mirror reflections that once revealed on my computer screen overwhelm my eyes. Here are recent photos from Nebraska, and Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. WordPress photo challenge The quote is … Continue reading “Mirror.”

Stump


The daily word prompts ignite my imagination of times in my life. The word “stump” has me reflecting on the stump-grinder, I rented to remove two tree stumps from my front yard several years ago. After I returned the rented machine, I can honestly say, I should have paid someone because of my wrist, elbows, shoulders, and chest ached for several days. I felt like … Continue reading Stump

“Recharge.”


During the funeral of my great uncle, Joshua, the brother of my great grandfather, I began thinking about all my blessings. I also thought of the past forty-eight hours starting with the birth of my brother’s son, Jerimiah, who was born Friday evening just before midnight. Because of great uncle Joshua funeral, many family and friends arrived at the hospital giving the feel of a … Continue reading “Recharge.”

“Sandwich.”


Since the 18th century the invention of the sandwich, named after English Aristocrat John Montauge the 4th Earl of Sandwich, humanity has made every type or variation of the sandwich. As a child growing up in the US Midwest, where the phrase anything between two pieces of bread is considered a sandwich, and I mean anything.:-) I remember days of eating mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, jelly, … Continue reading “Sandwich.”

“Elegant.”


Over the past 100-hundred years, clothing styles for male & females have changed with each generation. The word elegant has been used to describe clothing of our past and some individual instances elegant is used to describe clothing worn by celebrities at formal events. Elegant is the term I use when describing the clothing during the 70’s & the 80’s. However, the 70’s polyester leisure … Continue reading “Elegant.”

“Twinkle.”


In college, there were weekends when many in my dorm would venture out to the lake near the university for a keg party. I reluctantly attended hoping to leave after an hour to return to my room to study some world history. It was a warm evening when I met a beautiful girl named Saundra, Thompson, standing next to her telescope. She was an astronomy … Continue reading “Twinkle.”

“Plop.”


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.”

“Cake.”


  Working in an office environment is essentially a cake environment. Cake for birthdays, Cake for returning to work, Cake for leaving or taking a new position, Cake for the baby shower, Cake for the bridal shower, Cake for completion of a project, and finally, cake from a co-worker who wants to use us as recipe testers. I sure wish someone would bring in some … Continue reading “Cake.”

“Eclipse.”


Once upon a time in a far away city, I attended an NBA basketball game. Seated with a beer in my right hand and peanuts between my legs I was satisfied, happy and enjoying the game. Suddenly a basketball player known by millions of people all over the world walked past and stopped in front of my seat. Of course, I was impressed, with his … Continue reading “Eclipse.”

“Sidewalks​.”


Sidewalks are the essential life blood of neighborhoods, and big cities. They suffer daily abuse from dirty feet, soiled shoes, muddy boots, canes, and wheels of every sort. Tree roots growing up from beneath, to spread and separate even concrete lines. Sidewalks are exposed to the worst of every form of inclement weather including salt, and shovel scrapes in the winter. The constant blistering heat … Continue reading “Sidewalks​.”

Melody yes, Sing No!


  Everyone may not be able to sing with the voice of their favorite or greatest singers, but everyone can hum the melodies. You know the melodies of your favorite songs, and sometimes you may not know the words, but you have the timing. With the invention of the karaoke machines, many wannabe singers discover the real lyrics when they are displayed on a screen … Continue reading Melody yes, Sing No!

“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.”

“Fierce.”


Fierce is the adjective used to identify the individual or group entering battle, attacking insurmountable odds or challenges. Wars have produced fierce, violent attackers eager to fight or kill. When not being used to describe wars or battles, the adjective is applied to persons in a sporting event. The fierce golfer, of a final round to win a tournament handles the pressure to win. The … Continue reading “Fierce.”

“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.”

“Expert.”


A forensic psychologist, a forensic accountant, and forensic fingerprint expert, were summoned to court as witnesses for the prosecution. Because of the rule on witnesses, they were all forbidden to talk about the case as they sat in the waiting room outside the courtroom. After 20-min they began discussing the weather, sports, and soon they started debating who expertise was more valuable for the prosecution. … Continue reading “Expert.”

“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.”