Writing is therapeutic. I poured my hormonal teenage heart out on the pages of my Creative Writing notebook in high school. I voiced my complaints in my Comp I journal in college. And in my forties, I expressed my fears and resentments, as well as my gratitude, by blogging. Although my blog has been essentially … More On Writing
Taken with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 4: Challenger’s Choice, Still Life. I put a lot of thought into my Photography Challenge posts, often regarding the photo itself. Is it the best shot of the ones I took? What about the subject matter? …the lighting? This week it was all about … More Arsenal (Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge)
Last week I received a handwritten note from a spiritual leader. His words expressed a confidence in me that I am only beginning to grow into. I was telling an artist friend about it and we began talking about the importance of words. She excused herself and came back with the treasure in this photo. … More Words (Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge)
I’ve recently restrung my guitar and snapped these shots with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 2: Macro. I could not choose between these three shots. None of them were perfect, yet I liked different aspects of each one.
The old girl’s ride home after her “Senior Check-up.” After an exhausting morning of bloodwork, other invasive testing (if you catch my drift), and getting her nails clipped, my pooch initially would not let me get in the driver’s seat. After I explained that she needed a driver’s license, she begrudgingly moved into the passenger’s … More Cookie’s Ride Home
Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear Sing with me, just for today Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away ~Steven Tyler Today, I resume my Wisdom Wednesday quotes. (I first began in January of 2014… the 22nd to be specific, and stopped in … More “Sing with me, just for today…”
As I walked my dog this morning, before dawn, the frost glittered on the grass. I began thinking about the gifts I get as a result of being an early riser. I get the quiet solitude of being the only one awake in my apartment. I get those productive hours without interruption. I get not … More Gifts for an Early Riser
We had an unseasonably warm holiday season here, which only spoiled me. As I was choosing my subject for this week’s challenge, this photo took me back to autumn for a moment. Taken back in October with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 1: Nature.
Today I said “buh-bye” to some more things that no longer serve me. I attended a Burning Bowl Ceremony at the spiritual center I attend. I was reminded once again that things I once cherished were the very things I needed to release. Letting go of the past allows me to step into a new … More Moving On
As I stare at the blinking cursor, Wondering what to say, My writer’s block is thick, And keeping thoughts at bay. As void of thought in meditation, I wish that I could be, But endless thoughts come crashing in, Blocking my serenity.