Gawdawful Creepy

Is it more frightening to hear something you cannot identify or to see something—a threat— you hadn’t realized existed? Would you rather be confronted by: A pack of Dire-wolves or grizzly bears? Angry Sasquatches or armed intruders? A huge Star-ship blasting beams of light towards earth in search of unwary humans or standing within a forest of brittle trees during a major windstorm? Yes, those are all threats you can see. But what about those sounds heard in the dead of night and in daylight hours that you cannot readily identify ? I’ve experienced a few of those and here are a couple of the … Continue reading Gawdawful Creepy

DEVELOPING YOUR EYE: Water

October 2016 Assignment: How will you interpret today’s theme? I love water, fresh, clean, water. I love the spring rush, the new buds and that time of year following the dead of winter when I breathe air fragrant with sap on the rise in the rain forest valleys. Revival. I love the smell of brine and taste of salt and capturing moments of time in the sand along the Salish Sea in the summer. I love the winds and moods of winter, the power of deep mystery upon fresh water lakes within the rain forest.   And fall water flow full … Continue reading DEVELOPING YOUR EYE: Water

Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

October 2016 The assignment:  Images — including photographs and works of art — can also be starting points for stories, essays, poems, and personal musings. Use one of the images above as the creative spark for today’s post — use it as the setting for a poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory it conjures. Anyone who knows me knows which photo I chose. 1,0000 Years  Young growth forest of pecker poles, branches high and thin Allows grass and seedlings to flourish Yet no bird’s song I hear within Still, I allow my eyes to graze … Continue reading Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

Developing Your Eye: Photography Day 1

Today’s assignment is: What does home look like to you? I am so non-mechanical that cameras are hard for me to understand. We recently had to purchase a new “family” camera because  of a sort of funny incident. We had our two granddaughters up here for the month of July and the younger one had a birthday during that month. Well, while they were here I had t hem working on a scrapbook about t he things they were doing while with grandma and grandpa and so there were a ready supply of poster paper, fancy schmancy scissors, photos printed … Continue reading Developing Your Eye: Photography Day 1

Everyday Inspiration: Day 1

I signed up for a couple of blogging U. courses to help me get back into the swing of hammering out works from my office. Some of you might have noticed I spent a long time doing about everything else there was to do . . . I had parts to play (wife, friend, grandma, editor, and more editor, which put me behind the desk a lot but not on to any “new”creation.) I had places to see and thoughts to process. But even though I have projects unfinished and new ones to start, I must write. And so, I’ve … Continue reading Everyday Inspiration: Day 1

Writing Related Projects

August 27, 2015 Hello Dear Readers, As I wrote to another blogger this past week, a quote from a fairly well-known movie came to mind. Our discussion dealt with writers bloc. (I never suffer from writer’s block, by the way, just so you know. Way too much to write about.) However, the quote was from The Shining and it wasn’t “Here’s Johnny.” (I watched that movie in high school, viewing the scariest parts while peeking through the window of the door from within the lobby. It wasn’t so spooky there, with the lights on and all.) The quote I’m referring … Continue reading Writing Related Projects

Overwhelm Me, the Enabler

I’m an enabler of others. I help them accomplish their goals. Sometimes I feel overworked, overstressed, and generally overburdened. I’m not alone, even though it really feels like I am. I know I’m not. I’m never the only one undergoing whatever it is. Trials and tribulations. That’s what life is. Mine is no exception. These past few weeks, I forced myself to sit and stay sat in front of my computer for the sole purpose of racking up time completing projects for others. Working for a living. And I love what I do. Really, I do. But, when I spend … Continue reading Overwhelm Me, the Enabler