Nadar’s Raiders, why have you forsaken us?

This was one of my attempts at poetry from long ago. Since then I have realized I have poetry in my heart, but it doesn’t extend to my creative mind. Was your dream always to become President of the US? We needed you to shine a light on the manufacturer’s shortcomings We needed you toContinue reading “Nadar’s Raiders, why have you forsaken us?”

REX

Remember the song, Old Shep sung by Red Foley?  When I hear it, I don’t just tear up; I bawl like a baby.  The reason I cry is old Shep reminds me of my childhood dog. Here is a recording on youtube. https://www.google.com/search?q=old+shep&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS896US896&oq=Old+Shep&aqs=chrome.0.0i355i457j46l2j0j46j46i175i199j46j69i61.6549j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Rex was just a tiny ball of fur when he became aContinue reading “REX”

Sit on the lid and laugh!

Build for yourself a strong boxFashion each part with careWhen its as strong as your hand can make itPut all your troubles there. Hide there all thought of your failuresAnd each bitter cup that you quaffLock all your heartaches within itThen sit on the lid and laugh. Tell no one else its contentsNever its secretsContinue reading “Sit on the lid and laugh!”

All Dogs go to Heaven

This was written for my cousin Lori because she loves dogs. The noisy intersection was filled with people hurrying, each in their own world, ignoring fellow travelers. They were abruptly yanked from their reverie when they heard the screech of brakes and a sickening bump! The victim’s scream was mercifully short! Onlookers were frozen inContinue reading “All Dogs go to Heaven”

There are warranties and there are warranties

Many of the major appliance companies have a warranty that survives the one the salesperson tells you about in the store when you are dazzled by the gorgeous new appliance. I always ask if they have one, even if I am not sure.  When we purchased our new washing machine from Spenser’s Appliance (You knowContinue reading “There are warranties and there are warranties”

Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space

Book:1 Science Project This is an intro to my series of 7 Young Adult books. Ruby and Nolan were in grade school when I started this series; are now teenagers. It was fun following them from youngsters to young adults. How does a family cope with making life-changing decisions?  Does the family become closer orContinue reading “Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space”

Dearly Beloved and Unbeloved

Today is Friday the 13th and I thought some fun might be in order. I wrote this when we were Activity Directors for a Resort in Apache Junction. We were planning a renewal of marriage vows. Dearly  Beloved and Unbeloved We have gathered here within the site of Lost Dutchman’s Mine on Superstition Mountain toContinue reading “Dearly Beloved and Unbeloved”

My dream purchase or a nightmare!

I am a frugal shopper; some would call me cheap!  I want every ounce of bang for my buck that the advertisement promises.  I can be a little unyielding when I am treated like it doesn’t matter.  It does! During the Christmas promotions, Amazon advertised “Renewed” computers at bargain prices!  Yippee!  I fell in love!Continue reading “My dream purchase or a nightmare!”

Dream purchase becomes a nightmare

I am a frugal shopper; some would call me cheap!  I want every ounce of bang for my buck that the advertisement promises.  I can be a little unyielding when I am treated like it doesn’t matter.  It does! During the Christmas promotions, Amazon advertised “Renewed” computers at bargain prices!  Yippee!  I fell in love!Continue reading “Dream purchase becomes a nightmare”

I Spy with my Little Eye…

Originally posted on Illustrated by Hannah:
A persons eyes,Blue, black and brown Draw me in…Are the key to reading deep into their soul,and reveal secrets never told.A persons eyes,twinkle with joy,when they dream fearlessly about a world of infinite possibility… A persons eyes, roll in circular motions at an awful joke, when they are not impressed. In the same way…

“Daman & Diu” Two Islands Divided by Arabian Sea

Originally posted on From Traveling 2 fooding:
Daman and Diu are located in the West India, these are the two different Islands but a one Union Territory, now merged with Dadar and Nagar Haveli and called as Daman & Diu and Dadar & Nagar Haveli Islands. Daman & Diu showing the Portuguese culture and divided by…

The “Good Old Days!”

It is hard to imagine that sometime in the not too distant future, our children will look back to 2020 and say, “those were the good old days” NOT! We might sit on our front porches and recall the year that our country nearly had another Civil War. Some will say it was over aContinue reading “The “Good Old Days!””

3 Major Types of Rewrites, and the Big Mistake to Avoid with All of Them

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala ? One of the first things a writer learns is about the power—and the challenge—of the rewrite. For those writers who assume that everything Ernest Hemingway wrote flowed perfectly out of his pen on the very first try, the illusion is shattered. The more…

Outside Your Comfort Zone

If you never step outside your comfort zone, you will never grow.  If that sounds ominous, it is!  I have always dreamed of writing professionally, and have been told by several people “do something about your writing?” I have so far self-published 12 books and they are available on Amazon.com. Last month I was invitedContinue reading “Outside Your Comfort Zone”

I am looking for a Doctor, or Is There a Doctor in the house?

The new medicare year has started and we have to “pick” a new Doctor!  Oh! Not all of us do, but some of us lucky ones do if our Doctor has “opted out” of Medicare, or if we are disappointed in the “Customer Service” our present one offers. Many of the Physicians act like weContinue reading “I am looking for a Doctor, or Is There a Doctor in the house?”