Peace in the ‘Hood

As I walked around the neighborhood I was struck when I suddenly found these pieces of street art across the street from each other. It was a bright sunny morning, a bit cool, but pleasant, and I was filled with a deep sense of peace as I stopped to enjoy the beautiful paintings. Hope you… Continue reading Peace in the ‘Hood

Changes · changing · musings · What's next

What’s Next?

What’s next? This question came up in a recent Zoom discussion I had with friends causing me to wonder about how I want my life to be when the pandemic is over. What do I miss, and will I be able to go back to doing what I liked before this self-isolating began? One of… Continue reading What’s Next?

Dog · Dogs · Dutch Goes the Photo · peace · photo · Photo Challenge · Quietness

Peace and Quiet

These are rare scenes with these two playmates, Sergio and Radar). But in both pictures they have agreed upon a truce and are resting Peacefully. Thank goodness! See more Peace pictures at https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/11/26/tuesday-photo-challenge-peace/    

Democracy · discord · division · equality · justice · musings · politics

Embattled in Politics

A post I wrote last week was sent to my local paper in Texas as a letter to the editor, and thus this second writing. There’s nothing like jumping into a hornet’s nest expecting to escape unscathed. And I’m pretty certain my letter to the editor last week will ignite a horde of wasps’ venom… Continue reading Embattled in Politics

joy · memories · parks · peace · Picnics · Robbers Cave State Park · weekly prompts

Weekly Prompts: Parks

‘I’ll beat you’ I hollered as we raced to the edge of the lake and powered our way toward a floating dock filled with youngsters wearing swimming attire popular in the late 1940’s. The floating dock that inspired many swimming competitions as a kid. Whose hand touched first was never the point. It was the challenge… Continue reading Weekly Prompts: Parks

Christmas · Christmas tree · Weekly Photo Challenge

We Who Have. The Haves and Have Nots

The hushed darkness slowly comes alive as candles, one-by-one, are lighted spreading a soft glow throughout the sanctuary. ‘Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright…” Voices raised in unison, honoring the birth of a child who after 2000 years continues to be a beacon of love and hope to millions of Christians.… Continue reading We Who Have. The Haves and Have Nots

Freedom · July 4th · protests · Uncategorized · United States

July 4, 2018

July 4, 2018 Can I celebrate this day the way I have past Independence Days: without thought, concern, doubt, fear, disgust, or alarm? The question plagues me as I watch the sun rise on this two hundred and forty-second birthday of the United States of America. On this day more than two centuries ago a… Continue reading July 4, 2018

prejudices · Xenophobia

The Finale! A2Z Challenge–X for Xenophobia

Finally I have finished the A2Z April Word Challenge that was to end on April 30. A month + past the deadline is not too bad, some would say, and I will agree. You can read what others said about words from the letters of the alphabet at a-to-zchallenge.com. X for Xenophobia Admittedly my vocabulary is… Continue reading The Finale! A2Z Challenge–X for Xenophobia

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Starter kit for a happy life at any age

I think the Aussies have it right…these 4 magic tricks seem to add to our piece of mind, and to our happiness level. What do you think makes you happy? https://writeintolife.com/2017/07/23/starter-kit-for-a-happy-life-at-any-age/ Write Into Life Magic tricks for happiness in the bonus years (Reprinted from 2015) In which a skeptic succumbs to sheer weight of modern… Continue reading Starter kit for a happy life at any age