Weekly Recap 7/18

I would have had this posted yesterday, but by the time Hubby and I got home of Murphysboro, I had a severe case of motion sickness. At least that’s the way I was feeling. I’m not all that sure though because I’ve been the Murphysboro numerous times, and whether we go the regular way or …

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Weekly Recap 7/4

Today is a holiday here in the US, Independence Day. In 1776, we declared our unconditional separation from England. We usually celebrate this independence with barbeques, picnics, lots of beer, and, of course, the fireworks once the sun goes down. This year, in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, the rain may put a damper on …

Reveling in Melancholy

I’m taking a one-post break from writing stories. I want to work on developing better endings that aren’t so abrupt and are more complete. Some writers are geniuses with this sort of thing. I’m not one of them, obviously. ∴ Before I looked up the word, I thought melancholy meant sadness or depression, which it …

Joining a Caravan

Learning to look at oneself with as much objectivity as humanly possible is rather burdensome on my poor little brain. I prefer my world to be black and white. It makes it easy to know where I stand on any issue and where I think I should be standing on any of those issues. Nevertheless, …

Time to Go

I’m sure that some things I think about are considered abnormal. Still, I think about them, and what anyone else thinks about it isn’t going to stop me. Anyway, here's some flash fiction. ∴ The director had told her daughter it would be sealed up tight, but it stood open at the end of the …

Living Patiently

This is the third assignment in the email course I’m taking. You can find my first assignment, Living Authentically, here. My second assignment, Living with Hope, is here. This lesson looks at how patience can and does enrich daily life and gives a sense of fortitude to endeavors. * Are you impatient with people in …

Ordinary Life

I watched the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a few of days ago. It was a true dramatic role for Brad Pitt, no fast action or death-defying feats - only brief romantic scenes and touches of misery and disappointment. As I watched the story unfold, I began to realize Benjamin’s life as a …