A Message to Those With Suicidal Thoughts (A MUST READ)!!!

“You have a reason to live for as long as the breath of life resides within you. “ – Wise words First and foremost, here’s the US national suicide … A Message to Those With Suicidal Thoughts (A MUST READ)!!! A Message to Those With Suicidal Thoughts (A MUST READ)!!!More

Something Wonderfully Wrong

On a blustery January day 39 years ago, I met a girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought I’d found heaven. I had and I hadn’t. At first we flared up like a…More

A poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings & some updates

Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings Samos, perhaps Crete – a poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings Samos, perhaps Crete on the barren shoreyou play your mandolinI conjugate “to leave” in the voice of treesthe air reverberates expressions of old godsthe space changes its mindmaybe it is Samos, perhaps it is…More

The Importance of Giving

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. Imagine how much happier you’d be if you gave away half of your salary every month. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you’re…More

Fishing With an Osprey

Fishing With an Osprey, it hovers overhead looking for the fish of the day. It spotted the one it wants and off it goes. It gains speed as the wings tighten to its body. Talons are Out And under the water it goes. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post to see if he caught his fish.…More

The Problem with Looking Outside of Yourself for Your Value

Bullying is hurtful no matter how confident you are, that much is true. We’re all human and we all have feelings and emotions. However, the effects of it are even more damaging when we’re insecure and only look outside of ourselves for our value, in fact, the damage to the self-esteem is exponentially higher. The…More

Why Doing Things Badly Helps You Achieve Your Life Goals

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” Thank you GK Chesterton for that. With that one sentence, you’ve taught me that taking action without perfection could very well be my gateway to a new habit, that million-dollar book deal, or my dream job (that I’ve yet to determine). You’ve also taught me that the doubts…More

Birds Can Make You Smile

Birds Can Make You Smile, they sure do lighten my day and that is why I love birding. Not only is it a challenge at times but some photos you just can’t help but smile when you see their expressions. The pelicans of course, if you can catch them while they are doing a stretch,…More

Cooking at Home vs. Eating Out. What do you prefer?

I save money and time when I stay home and cook. Also, I eat healthier. But, what do you do when you can’t cook or your cooking is not good? You keep trying and learn but sometimes are better and healthier eating out. Cooking at home is a great way to spend with your kids.…More

Ignite Our Light For The New Year: Spoken Poetry

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! I hope you had a joyful safe New Years and you are ready to usher in 2022. There is a nice ring to this year even though we are facing new record numbers and restrictions. Might we all pause with a prayer as we send energy and love and light…More