As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m trying a new challenge of writing a story in 50 words. This is a fun exercise for me. See other 50 word contributions at http://50-words.com My New Friend My friend never judges, repeats, argues nor confirms. She listens, protecting secrets whispered through layers of trust. Daily she takes… Continue reading More 50-Word Musings
People, I’ve lost people…and lovable, loving pets. Friends, family, enemies (hopefully), doglets. Some I have run from screaming with delight. Some I’ve neglected. Others have deserted me, unexpectedly. How dare them! No one is to blame for the terminated relationships, maybe. Perhaps it is a mutual decision, perhaps it is lack of attention on my part… Continue reading What I’ve Lost
Second Wind Leisure’s Sunday Stills features prompts of furry and feathered friends. I don’t claim that any of these feathered folks are friends, but they made their way into my life last year, and I was able to catch pictures of them. Check out other great Sunday Stills at https://secondwindleisure.com/2018/06/03/sunday-stills-furry-and-feathered-friends/ This guy didn’t seem to be… Continue reading Feathery Friends for Sunday Stills
Intimacy. It has so many ramifications and so many faces. It usually has sexual connotations, but in reality, intimacy is how we interact with others: what is appropriate and what isn’t between two people. And the acceptability is based on how well we know each other, how much we trust each other, how much we… Continue reading Don’t Touch lt!
Intimacy. It has so many ramifications and so many faces. It usually has sexual connotations, but in reality, intimacy is how we interact with others: what is appropriate and what isn’t between two people. And the acceptability is based on how well we know each other, how much we trust each other, how much we… Continue reading Keep Your Hands Off My Plate!
Christmas has come and gone, and I avoided bodily harm. No broken arm reaching for a discounted shirt that someone else thought would be perfect on their ½ brother’s cousin’s skinny body, and no blows to the head trying to get the last bag of cranberries. Whew. What a relief it is. Now all I… Continue reading Whew, It’s Over!
I heard about a surprise birthday party someone had for their spouse and it sounded like a great idea…so I began to think about planning one for a friend who turns 70 soon. The invitees would represent each decade of my friend’s life: his best friend during his first 10 years, his closest buddy during… Continue reading Where Are Those Old Friends?
I’m certainly no Bible scholar, but my Lutheran minister friend Kathy Haueisen has a good grasp of practical practices that all of us can embrace during this Thanksgiving season. I’ve reblogged her recent post on How Wise Then for your holiday musings. http://us11.campaign-archive1http://howwisethen.com/2015/11/giving-thanks/ Giving Thanks Nov 20, 2015 07:00 am Do not be anxious about anything, but in… Continue reading What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?
Class reunions. They are synonymous with hopeful memories and awful nightmares. I’m heading ‘back home’ in a few days to meet those kids with whom I experienced puberty, Algebra I, yearbook signings, and endless miles of dragging Main. In ‘my day’, the street wasn’t named Main St., but that’s what we called it. ‘Where are… Continue reading Who Are You Again?