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

Legitimate Confessions of an IA-ADD Mind

1. When I hear of livestock getting caught in a tornado, I picture pigs with their little, curly queue tailed butts flying around a cyclone and cows, mid-air with legs and hooves wide, braying extreme, “Meeeeeehhhhh!” sounds as they face me in my reverie as if to give me their version of, “What the frig?…read more

Quote from the Great Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

My Quote for the Month

You might be in Redneck bliss if you have to ask your potential employer, “Where are you in relation to Hooters?”

What are Sobakawa pillows?

A Sobakawa pillow is a buckwheat filled pillow made for head, neck and shoulder support, used in Asia for over 2,000 years. The pillows have also become very popular for their therapeutic properties and their durability. Doctors recommend switching conventional bed pillows every year as these pillows lose their “support” i.e. elasticity. Sobakawa pillows are…read more

Colonialism and the Victims: East and West

Throughout the years, students are taught of the conquest of lands and of the conversions of savage people into “improved” religions and civilized mannerisms. Everyone knows “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and how civilization has been formed into the masterpiece that it is today. It is not until higher, adult education and life…read more

Looking at Established Classical Romantic Poets

Thomas Hardy, Samual Coleridge and John Keats can all be considered Romantic poets. Hardy may be referred to as a “disillusioned romantic,” but he still writes about romantic subject and delves into the deeper levels of the human psyche – similar to the ways that Coleridge and Keats do. These men ask questions that are…read more

Literary Analysis: Seeing the World Through the Same Eyes of Two Different Women

The similarities between Virginia Woolf‘s Mrs. Dalloway and Kate Chopin‘s The Awakening are surprising. Without a doubt, Chopin influenced Woolf’s novel, but The Awakening has not quite received the same attention despite the fact that it too is riddled with suicide, depression, objectification and (especially) the solitude of the main character. Edna’s solitude and capacity…read more

The Gift (I Asked God – My Version)

I asked God to give me prosperity so I could be happy with my riches. God gave me poverty that brought wisdom saying, “Instead, I will reward you with the fruits of your labor.” I asked God to take my pain away so with good health I could carry out great things. God allowed me…read more

The Difference Between Annuals, Biennials and Perennials

Do to various factors like climate and landscape; it becomes difficult to tell annual, perennial and biennial flowers from one another. Moreover, some of the flowers belong to each class. To eliminate confusion, use the explanations below for guidance and remember than removing a plant from its native habitat will often change the behavior of…read more

Confession: I love when people make mistakes

One great thing about working with the public – the mistakes they make: A customer once called me asking if this 9 foot skeleton could sit in a chair… Odd that it would need to sit in a chair but the man said his ceilings were only 9ft tall. Naturally, he was calling a Christian…read more