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


“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

Confessions: Bald Children Look Like Peanuts

When children have shaved heads or buzz cuts, I honestly can’t help but think how cute they are. They look like peanuts with eyelashes and I just want to rub their little heads.

Copywriting Interview and Test from CBD 4 Years Ago

What’s one of your favorite books right now, and why? Crash test dummies are life savers. To me, the For Dummies books are exactly that. The best-selling series is my generation’s “Peyton Place-” Everybody’s heard of the books, not a single body reads them…except for all those invisible people buying the books! I thought “Quantum…read more

Song: Streaks of Coal

Now that he’s back in the fire There are streaks of Coal in his veins, whoa, whoa He broods like Karma and glares like coal Demoralizes want of change, whoa, whoa When he started for his sulk on the sun He yelled of thunder and spat out rain, whoa, whoa Show us, did you trip…read more

Confessions: Too Many Selfies

I took what I considered a lot of photos of myself in my mid 20’s because there was no one else to take them. My mom was completely uninterested in taking my photo during family outings so I became the camera man.

Confessions: Big Brother Ponies

When I was a little girl, my mother told me that work horses, like Clydesdales, were called Big Brother Ponies. Not knowing that she just made this up, based on My Little Ponies, I referred to these horses as Big Brother Ponies until I was in my early 20s. Luckily the didn’t appear in conversation…read more

Gratitude Moment

I am grateful for couples who take out life insurance policies on their anniversaries. What a great way to show that you are going to stay with someone until the very end and how much you thing his or her life is worth!

Parables My Way

Stories like the following are lovely: Three men were walking on a wall—Feeling, Faith, and Fact; When Feeling took an awful fall and Faith was taken back; So close was Faith to Feeling, he stumbled and fell, too; But Fact remained and pulled Faith back, and Faith brought Feeling, too. However, I like my version…read more

30 Day Photography Challenge for You!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to take 30 photos in 30 days. This should be fun – don’t stress about it. You can take more than one a day or all 30 in one day. There are only two rules: One: They have to follow the subject matter of each day. Two: Get…read more