Genealogical Interview: Vicki’s Legacy Part Two

Part Two of Three   What did your family, as a whole, do for fun? What did you hate doing? Share some memories and stories. Well the easiest question is the last one. What did we hate doing – visiting my grandparents but even more so, my stepmother Peggy. If you wanted to see Grandpa…read more

Genealogical Interview: Vicki’s Legacy Part One

The point of this series is to interview, document and learn more about family. This first interview in the family tree is starting with my mom, Vicki. Her desire is to share her personal history with her children, grandchildren and future generations. Hopefully, they learn from her mistakes and share in her many blessings.  …read more

Our American Buffalo

The American Buffalo, also known as Bison, is the largest American land animal. Despite their great size, they can run between 35 and 40 mph. That means they can out run horses over short periods of time and they can sprint triple the speed of humans. American Bison also have similar lifespans to a horse…read more

Can You Solve this Riddle

Try your hand at solving the riddle below. If you’re good at riddles, time yourself to add an extra degree of suspense. Here it goes: My first letter is in tertiary but not in rifle My second is in precipitation but not in epicenter My third is in tea but not in coffee My fourth is in chromatin…read more

Why I’m Intrigued by Grizzly Bears

1.) A grizzly bear is a lumbering beast and is fascinating when it runs and fights other bears. Their muscle, fat and fur have a mesmerizing ripple with each forceful blow. You may not notice this when watching bears stalk their prey or fight because they’re so ferocious. I consider them as aggressive and predatorial…read more

A Point to Ponder

A Church Sacrament is an outward sign of grace. There is this sacramental idea that marriage, though not one of the Lord’s sacraments, is still an important sacrament and has an ordo salutis (Latin for order of salvation) as the other sacraments do. An example might be: When we are emptied of ourselves, our egos. After…read more

Writing and Healing Journal Entry – 2015

I figured out why God is having me write a memoir. I also went to the healing ministry last night at the Anglican church and told the father/priest that I had felt like God was giving me the gift of forgiveness last week. I was in bed praying and the sun shone through the window…read more

Mental Meandering

Even when I wander from God, he sees me on my journey and patches up the holes I tend to fall into. I took being a Christian for several months before I even noticed that the pits I fall into are much shallower than they used to be. It’s only when I’m at the bottom…read more

Confession: I Find the Occult Absurd

EXCLUSIVE: World is ‘about to be told ALIENS EXIST and are HERE on EARTH’ The above article actually has a poll where the majority of readers think that Donald Trump will unveil the existence of space aliens. My laughter at extraterrestrial nonsense is only something I can do now that I’m comfortable with whom I am….read more

Bio

“The real artist with no tear in his eye and no sadness in his heart puts the pages in the fire and does it again.” Harry Crews An accomplished writer with experience writing for print catalogs, online magazines and community journalism, including a solid background writing for the web. I am a Francophile and content/marketer…read more

Sample Business Writing

Check out the below business writing sample for a quick thank you. It helps in the networking process to be grateful. Of course, proof your email before sending. If you struggle with grammar, try a program like Grammarly for help. Date Prince Jean Félix Marie Guillaume (or HRH Prince of Nassau) Place du Grand Duc…read more

Trampoline Lips

Boing, boing bounce your lips, your beautiful bouncy trampoline lips Oh to jump through the clouds from those bouncy pouncing lips Better hang – too much torque will fling all away She can’t wait for her next kiss on those boing, boing bouncing trampoline lips

Did you know?

Lemon juice and regular table salt remove strong odors like fish smells When your cutting boards and hands smell like fish after cooking, put salt on a lemon wedge and rub it over your hands and the cutting board. Recycle citrus peels as air fresheners Add table salt to an empty orange peel and use…read more

How to Read Poetry

The key to reading poetry is to wear it like a glove. I know it’s a cliché to say but sometimes the things worth repeating don’t sound so great at first. It’s true, when we fill in the blanks with our own personal touches, we make that poem relatable and let’s face it, we are…read more

Sun Moon

Mistaking the sun for the moon, walking through the crags, we cast rocks into space and grasp at stars. Mistaking burned feet for a lunar glow, bleeding from major and minor cuts, we smile and daydream through pain.

One Day (A Pantoum)

I was walking after class in the warmth And he spoke to me like old times, it felt so good The world is beautiful inside and out Happiness and hope for the world emanating And he spoke to me like old times, it felt so good Walking and talking and living Happiness and hope for…read more

Chicken Scratch

Hackneyed words and other commonalties Great Greek God piercing the sky with his lightening bolts Ooggling their goodies with our desperate eyes Cookies stuck to the pan because we didn’t grease the pan Hurt me more; go ahead, I deserve it Sorry not this time, not anymore Linus and Lucy playing on the Piano the…read more

Demi

She peers into her crystal ball and pricks a pin into her voodoo doll All the while her ravens squawking at her looming teacher and warlock Oh what a thrill to hear the trill of neighbors talk as she dances through the woods with the shock at a girl who wears a continence of I…read more

Taking a Walk

The smell of sand and rocks Uneven terrain cracked pavement trampled grass Why walk when you can run? Why run when you can fly? Past the cars zooming around me so I run faster Getting swept away Cool wind, take my heat away refresh me Sticky pines with branches like a thousand veins I want…read more