Goodbyes, Happiness

Welcoming In The New

Hello to the New Year 2018. May each day in this new year be filled with God's blessings for you and your loved ones.

Goodbyes, Happiness, Hope, Living

Sweeping Away the Old

Goodbye to 2017. Was it a good year for you? Or a bad one? Either way, it's done and we have a whole new year on the horizon.Time for making a fresh start, beginning tomorrow. Make the most of every opportunity! See you in 2018.

Happiness, Living, Rants & Opinions

The Fragrance of Life

Southern Living has long been one of my favorite magazines, one of the few print magazines to which I steadfastly subscribe. While leafing through a recent issue newly retrieved from my mailbox, one full-page ad (pictured below) caught my eye. Now you might assume the radiant, air-brushed smile is what drew my attention ... but no. Maybe it… Continue reading The Fragrance of Life

Culture, Happiness, Living, Poetry

Sat-Your-Day

You may be geared like me. No matter what the rest of the week brings my way, Saturdays are usually a day of ambition for me. All the tasks still on my list (because I failed to complete them during the week) get shuffled into Saturday!Of course that means I have to get an early start on… Continue reading Sat-Your-Day

Arkansas, Gardening, Happiness, Life & Health, NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Month, Poetry

Raising Canes . . . Maybe

Back in February, I posted about a day when I made a specific appointment to prune the raspberry bushes in my garden. I mentioned my reluctance to perform the task because I believed the productive plants might – given my notoriously purple thumb – take offense at being pruned and simply refuse to produce another crop! About two weeks… Continue reading Raising Canes . . . Maybe

Culture, Faith, Happiness, Living, NaPoWriMo, Narcissism, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Religion

Life In A Meat-grinder

With ABC's Dianne Sawyer conducting a two-hour interview scheduled to air tomorrow night, stories and pictures of Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner are everywhere online as well as on the front pages of various tabloids. Jenner reached the pinnacle of success, snagging two Gold Medals in the grueling decathlon. Esquire described him as "the greatest athlete of his time."The… Continue reading Life In A Meat-grinder

Culture, Happiness, Living, Music, NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Month, Poetry

Back To The 60s Again

For as long as I can remember, music has been an integral part of my life. Two other posts in this space (here and here) offer some background. Because I'm also a product of the 1960s, there's a certain genre of music that shaped my life just as it shaped the lives of most in my baby-boomer… Continue reading Back To The 60s Again

Happiness, NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Writing

Too Beautiful To Hold

On Tuesday, my post referred to a poem (Spring) written by Pulitzer Prize recipient (1923), poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950). According to some literary sources, her sonnets are among the best of the early twentieth century. One particular poem I've loved many a year is not a true sonnet but still a top-notch and memorable… Continue reading Too Beautiful To Hold

Happiness, Poetry

Only Fools Rush In

Say goodbye to the first quarter of 2015. Tomorrow, April 1st arrives. Now we all know what that means ... it's April Fool's Day of course. (One day a year, Mark Twain said, we're reminded what we actually are the other 364 days.) When we were children, my siblings and I enjoyed pranking one another,… Continue reading Only Fools Rush In

Culture, Family, Genealogy, Happiness, Health & WellBeing, Living, Mothering, Television

I’ll Be There For You

Twenty years ago, a television show called FRIENDS debuted. The series ran for ten seasons and chronicled the lives of six characters (3 guys, 3 girls), twenty-somethings living in New York City. Billed as a romantic-comedy series, the show aired to generally mixed reviews but quickly built an audience. In many respects, it was SEINFELD for… Continue reading I’ll Be There For You