backup singer · chips · Dick Tracy · harmonizing · Memory · singing · Uncategorized

Harmonizing is Easy, Remembering Words Isn’t

In my next life I want to be a backup singer. I’m making plans now to fulfill that dream by practicing my harmonizing and word retention skills.  You ask, “Why don’t you join a band during this lifetime, just in case the next one doesn’t materialize?” Because it didn’t occur to me that I wanted… Continue reading Harmonizing is Easy, Remembering Words Isn’t

Doors · Norm's Thursday Door Challenge · Pennsylvania · Rome

A Variety of Thursday Doors

Norm’s weekly Thursday Door Photo Challenge is always good to find some great door pictures, and here are examples I found in my archive. Enjoy more at                                Vatican entry   Doors to patios              … Continue reading A Variety of Thursday Doors

Hot · humor · Mexico · San Miguel de Allende · Uncategorized

Seeking Cool Weather

My body is screaming for cooler temperatures, and I have decided to heed its calling. I’m on my way to the high hills of Mexico where I will bask in 50-80 degree weather, letting the steam escape my pores for a month. Summer will not be over when I return around the first of September,… Continue reading Seeking Cool Weather

fog · Foggy · Jennifer's Weekly Weather Challenge · mountains · River · Uncategorized

And The Fog Seeps In

Foggy days and Foggy nights describes my entry in Jennifer’s Weekly Weather Challenge with a prompt of fog.                         Bridge over Colorado River in La Grange, TX   Shore line along Colorado River in Texas                  … Continue reading And The Fog Seeps In

A Photo a Week Challenge · Edge · Edgy · Photo of the Week · Uncategorized

‘Edgy’ Photos of A Week Challenge

Nadia Merrill wanted pictures featuring an edge for A Photo A Week Challenge. Here are various pictures of ‘edgy’ pictures. See more at :                                Underground home from the top edge                    … Continue reading ‘Edgy’ Photos of A Week Challenge

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge · Challenges · fire hydrant · Narami · Textures · Tuesdays of Texture · Uncategorized

Two Fire Hydrants, Two Challenges

I’m using these pictures for two challenges: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the prompt of fire trucks, fire houses and/or fire hydrants, and Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture. I think the both fire hydrants across  are lovely examples for both challenges. See more of both weekly challenges at: and               … Continue reading Two Fire Hydrants, Two Challenges

Cee's Odd Ball Photo Challenge · New York City · trash canns

Odd Ball Trash Cans

  City trash cans are usually not quite so colorful as these I found near Times Square in New York City. That made them odd to me, and perfect for this week’s Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge. See other odd ball shots at  

Medicaid · Medicare · U.S. Congress

Medicare in Peril

I’m not usually an alarmist, but we all are impacted by action taken by our elected officials. This is an important read from Time Goes By. I urge you to read it, and take action this week. This is critical to the future of million of Americans.

Deep South · finishing school · girls school · humor · mother · southern girls school

A Year Below the Mason-Dixon Line

At the age of 17, I hadn’t learned the art of saying no to my mother. Nor did I have the courage needed to challenge her.  She was a force that didn’t tolerate resistance, especially if it was obvious you weren’t going to win. So, when she announced, quite suddenly, I was going to a… Continue reading A Year Below the Mason-Dixon Line