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

reblogged · Uncategorized

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

Cafe · Chairs · doorways · Entries · Norm's Thursday Door · peace · Photos · San Miguel de Allende

Cheery, Peaceful, and an Owl?

This week’s collection of doors comes from my photo albums taken over the past few years. Hope you enjoy them, and to see even more great doors, go to Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge at: https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/thursday-doors-march-2-2017/