Burma-Shave. I had never heard of the once popular shaving cream until 1955 when our family embarked on a 2-week road trip from west Texas to the California coast on iconic U.S. Hwy 66. In fact, I had no idea we were on Hwy 66, nor did I know that particular highway was considered ‘iconic’.… Continue reading Burma-Shave


What is This?

I find myself looking at something in my kithcen, or living room or bathroom and asking ‘What is this and why did I buy it?’ Gadgets. They occupy spaces that could be housing some worthwhile thing-a-bog that I really do need. But, instead, I have this ‘thing’ I haven’t a clue what to do with.… Continue reading What is This?



Fear is this week’s prompt from Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge. See more at https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/05/04/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-fear-what-if/ Fear. Just the word makes me want to hightail it to some place secluded, protected, and secret. I came to realize some years ago that most of the issues causing me pain and discomfort have been caused by fear: my fear… Continue reading Fear


In Motion for Weekly Prompts

The Boys make it perfectly clear when it is time for them to spend a few days at camp running, chasing and scuffling with other canines working off the pent up energy they accumulated over the past 30 days. These pictures, my contribution to the Weekly Prompts challenge for ‘In Motion”, show the wrestling and… Continue reading In Motion for Weekly Prompts


Ruby Was Her Name

This week’s weekly prompts challenge is for the color Ruby and here is my contribution. See more at https://weeklyprompts.com/2021/05/01/weekly-prompts-colour-challenge-ruby/ A simple woman  with demanding burdens    Loving but limited, Overwhelmed by life. She did her best,  With what she had Children who struggled Repeating her pattern  She dreamed of a life  Painted the color of her… Continue reading Ruby Was Her Name



My contribution to the Weekly Prompt. Check out more at https://weeklyprompts.com/2021/03/27/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-frightful/ Frightful! Some days a look in the mirror at 6 a.m.  Is the most frightful thing I can tolerate.  Hair sticking out. Mouth dry and smelly. Wrinkles exposed. Eyelids heavy.   A perfect picture of reality staring right at me. But wait, it’s not me… Continue reading Frightful


Where The Heart Is

The heart sits in silence wrapped in my warmth, Feeling its voice vibrate with a steady beat, Knowing the pace will quicken and slow But the music will not stop until the song is finished. Another stanza unwritten, another instrument unplayed Perhaps to be heard by a heart yet unborn. https://weeklyprompts.com/2020/10/17/weekend-challenge-where-the-heart-is/

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Faces in Kenya

While in Kenya a few years ago I took pictures of faces of people, animals, children, and the faces of flowers. As part of this week’s Weekly Prompts challenge, I’m featuring faces of animals and women illustrating boldness, strength and a sense of vulnerability to the harshness of life in parts of that country. See… Continue reading Faces in Kenya

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Calamine-The Color Soft

I don’t have a bottle of Calamine Lotion in the house, so I’m guessing from memory the exact color of the liquid that prominently adorned my legs during those long summer days exposed to sun and insect bites. These flowers are the closest shades I recall. See more at https://weeklyprompts.com/2020/09/05/weekend-challenge-calamine/