face · Faces · weekly prompts

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

musings · self-isolating · social distancing

Communications in This Time of Distancing

Our women’s group is searching for ideas on how to meet each week, share our inner most thoughts, stay 6 feet apart and be outside as part of the new ‘social distancing’ guidelines. I’ve recommended a method we used when we were kids. My sister and I would stand in the upstairs bedroom window overlooking… Continue reading Communications in This Time of Distancing

Courage · Mean · Nasty · Pic and a Work Challenge · self defense

Courage, Mean and Nasty

I’ve written in response to two prompts: one from fivedotoh’s Weekend Writing Prompt of ‘Mean and Nasty’, and the other from pixtowords’ Pic and a Word Challenge prompt of Courage. See more contributions for both at https://fivedotoh.com/2019/03/24/weekend-writing-prompt-mean-and-nasty/ and https://pixtowords.com/2015/09/06/pic-and-a-word-challenge-189-courage/ Kick, hit, scream, elbow, fist, run, poke, twist. They laughed and clapped as each one threw a… Continue reading Courage, Mean and Nasty

fear · musings

Why are We so Afraid?

In the past couple of years, I’ve heard many women comment their political views are 180 degrees different from their spouses, one being far right, one being far left. This leads to the battle of who operates the TV remote control, and who gets to dictate what is watched and when. Often my women friends… Continue reading Why are We so Afraid?

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

children · China · Chinese women · Daily Post Photos · Kenya · Kids · Mexican · Mexican women · Mexico · photographs · Pictures · smiles · Wordpress Daily Photo Prompt

Smiles Around the Globe

From around the globe I found smiling people, all ages, all colors, all languages. Here are a few pictures I have taken in China, Kenya and Mexico as part of the Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt of ‘Smile’. See many more happy folks at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/smile/                                                      

Medium · Uncategorized · Woman · women

A Woman Should/Could/Will/Is…

Even though I dislike ‘shoulds’ this is a great reminder to enjoy being a woman, to honor our past, and to keep something in our closets that makes us remember we are indeed special. Thanks to Medium for sharing at  http://Be Yourself <letters@medium.com> Quote A woman should have enough money within her control to move out… Continue reading A Woman Should/Could/Will/Is…

Ireland · Mexico · Nadia Merrill · Photo Challnge · road signs · Roads · San Miguel de Allende · Signs · Trump · women · Women's March in Washington · Women's March On Washington

A Year of Signs

This week’s Photo a Week Challenge has a theme of ‘signs’, and the first picture of a sign I found in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico recently. See more signs at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/a-photo-a-week-challenge-signs-3/   The sign reads: ‘Keep Calm, You’re on the Fun Side of Trump’s Wall‘.  Someone rubbed out the ‘T’ in Trump, but you get… Continue reading A Year of Signs

food · humor · lunch · women

5 Courses and 3 hours

“Is this all there is?” my sister asked as she looked at the plate that had been placed in front of her. “There is more to come,” I assured her. And indeed there was, in slow, agonizing courses. To say we weren’t exposed to fancy meals or menus during our lifetime would be an understatement… Continue reading 5 Courses and 3 hours