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

On a Typical Night

On a Typical Night Sparks shoot off the train through the gray, grey morning The whorehouse feels the burning and the fire consumes the liquor store. Until the pistols swell from exploding through the memories of girls who’ve grown to feed on men like meat But men can spoil in the heat and pay off…read more

Heating Below Zero

Carefree days can’t make up for careless ways. So if it is too hot – drop it Or you freeze with the pain of the heat So cold it burns It is impossible to endure And you give up and hope Because you may not last.

Sweating Nick

I suddenly understand that you are not sweating from my body and I start to remember the way you squeezed me so close to your hips, to you. Your body is not here now, just your presence. Even if your body did finally arrive and I finally accepted all of you, your presence would be…read more

Breathing

The summer days turn into nights And summer nights dissolve But keep breathing The seasons roll by and summer returns.

And You are Not Alone

Something takes a part of me when I see you Old, almost forgotten demons haunt me And I see that you are not alone But you never see me when I am with others If only I could get returned that sense of self that Made me strong, but still, I am barely recovered Because…read more

2004

Iraq is in the prayers of the world, while America is burned and shot down. The untouchables sell their Indian goods to Katie and Jocelyn. Communicating across cultures Bush-isms preach family and blindness while The serpent is stripped of regeneration and made phallic as Haiti riots for water ad Canada keeps its door unlocked and…read more

Recipe: Cucumber Salad

Salads should be delicious, easy to make and mostly – never boring, especially since cucumbers are so versatile. The French term, “Faire simple” (keep it simple) captures this salad perfectly because it takes less than 10 minutes to make and uses basic ingredients to turn a simple garden vegetable into a meal. Ingredients 3 large…read more

Poetry: Time

Tick, tock; the echo of the clock the chiming, rhyming repetitiously against the hour it’s white elegant face, round and smooth, yet, counting away life’s pleasures steadfastly. The clock reminds “never waste time,” The clock and it’s time will always be around looming, ticking and tocking, echoing.

Recipe: Easy Dinner Enchiladas

This is a super fast enchilada recipe that just involves mixing a bunch of things in a bowl, plopping the mix onto a tortilla (or flatbread or pita) and cooking for 15 minutes. It doesn’t get much simpler than this! This is also a very interesting recipe because it is not something one would naturally…read more

Recipe: Mouth-watering fish

When cooking for a big family there will be no leftovers if you use the simple, French style recipe below. For a single person cooking a few fillets at once, as it is difficult to cook only enough food for just one, you will not leave the extra fillet in the pan. The recipe is…read more