Five Minute Friday · Goals · musings


My quick response to the Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt of ‘Goal’.  Read what others have to say about goals at Goals, those overreaching expectations we nurture convinced if we meet those lofty heights, we will find our path, make our mark, gain recognition and/or status, and bank a bunch of bucks. Afterall, that’s the… Continue reading Goals

boxes · moving · musings · packing

Packing Once Again

I dream I am artist, painting in vivid colors the wrapping of treasured belongings in tissue, gently placing each item in a secure nook, guaranteed to be undamaged in an upcoming move. That is a dream. Reality is more of a nightmare when it comes to packing, moving, relocating, and deciding what stays and what… Continue reading Packing Once Again

hospital · musings · resources

Death of a Town

The death of a town is often determined by well-intentioned citizens whose vision is brushed by fear rather than colored with possibilities. Back in the mid 1950’s, two neighboring towns, same size, 30 miles apart, faced a decision about each community’s future. Cotton farming was the mainstay of both villages, and the 50’s were a… Continue reading Death of a Town

Decisions · lazy · musings · spring · Taxes

Ah, Back to Laziness

Taxes have been filed, for most of us, and that means spring is really here and summer is on its way. I’ve always taken a deep breath after I’ve filed my tax return, relief flooding through my veins like a cold gulp of iced tea on a hot day. A burden has been lifted, or… Continue reading Ah, Back to Laziness

Christchurch · killings · musings · New Zealand · violence

Peaceful and Peaceloving New Zealand

Mass killings, white supremacy, hatred, violence, and New Zealand in the same sentence? Impossible. Or so I thought. They can’t be allied in my mind. They are disconnected, words unrelated to each other, yet linked in headlines around the world after this week’s terrible shootings at two Muslim mosques in Christchurch, N.Z. How can bloody… Continue reading Peaceful and Peaceloving New Zealand