2020 Democratic National Convention · Freedom · musings · vote

2020 Democratic National Convention

I listened to wistful voices I applauded accomplishments I realized challenges I recognized hopes I saw the dreams I cried for losses I watched faces I laughed at the jokes I hoped for the futures I feared inactivity I dreamed of equality I planned my actions I felt the urgency I heard the truth My… Continue reading 2020 Democratic National Convention

musings

February is Over–Finally

Thank goodness another February has passed. I say this annually when the calendar flips to the third month, exposing blank squares with few notations. Like a feather duster, March seizes clumps of sadness and grief and sweeps them into next year. What a relief. We once celebrated all month: his birthday on the 3rd of… Continue reading February is Over–Finally

doglet · Enemies · friends · loss · Pets

What I’ve Lost

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

U.S. Supreme Court

Bullying Wins Again

Once again we saw a white man bully his way onto our country’s highest court. Yelling, blaming, accusing, crying. The actions of an abuser striking out. The world watched as a privileged male displayed his outrage at being challenged, followed with cheers for masculine dominance by the 11 Republican Senators who were galvanized to ignore… Continue reading Bullying Wins Again

Alone · Aloneness · death · Grieving · Loneliness · loss · Uncategorized

Am I Lonely Because I’m Alone?

One of my favorite blogs is Time Goes By, written by a woman who shares a lifetime span with me. She pens about the challenges and issues that are important to those of us who have passed the 50, 60, 70 or 80 hallmarks of time. In a recent post she addressed the loss of loved ones, grieving,… Continue reading Am I Lonely Because I’m Alone?

Beauty · Darkness · Foto Challenge · loss · love · musings · Night · One Word Photo Challenge · Skies · Weekly Photo Challenge · WordPress

One Word Photo Challenge: Night

The coming night skies take my breath away when I watch their reminder of another day’s ending.   And when the light disappears from the skies we push away the darkness hoping our light will sustain us through the night. http://jennifernicholewells.com/2014/01/28/one-word-photo-challenge/

accidents · Bikes · children · dying · family · friends · loss · love · pain · People

Jake Brewer 1981-2015

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
The one defining commonality of the human species is that we love our children. So much so, that sometimes, that love is a vulnerability that is so intense, it can take our breath away. Would we do anything to protect them? That goes without saying. Can our…

aging · family · friends · humor · memories · musings · six word story challenge · thoughts

Six Word Story #1 Loss

‘Six Word Story’ is a new writing challenge initiated by Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind! This week’s challenge is on Loss.   He closed his eyes and died.   https://bencnicholson.wordpress.com/ Six Word Stories: Fancy a challenge?.