Blog Tour: A Long and Winding Road

Blog Tour: A Long and Winding Road

Life is a journey. It is filled with challenges and celebrations, love and loss. It can be so many different things in a short time period, that the word adventure hardly captures it. Fortunately, life brings friends. I met a lot of new friends this year during the A...
A Painting for Daddy

A Painting for Daddy

Lily stepped back to admire her artwork. “I think that’s it,” she said, smearing some yellow paint on the table as she tried to wipe it up. She wiped her hand on her t-shirt. The painting was made with generous amounts of brown and blue; those were his favorite...
Running with Holly

Running with Holly

Jerry silenced the alarm clock and sat up on the edge of the bed. His head and stomach ached, urging him to lie down again. In truth, he would prefer nothing more than to lie down and let the world continue without him. He ambled to the bathroom and splashed some...
Thankful and Sad

Thankful and Sad

This year, like the past several years, I feel melancholy at Thanksgiving. Even though I have plenty to be thankful for, I can’t escape the feeling. When I think of Thanksgiving, I remember one more than the others. The memory starts with me and my family sitting in a...
My FridayFlash Ate The Dog

My FridayFlash Ate The Dog

I will admit that I never really liked that dog. But while I’m pretty sure my wife will say I caused this, I assure you I had no plans for his demise. Like many of my problems, it started with laziness. For three weeks I had neglected to write my weekly short story to...
Making Sense

Making Sense

Judy rubbed her legs with the towel as she breathed in deeply. She loved the smell of being clean. Her head rocked back and she closed her eyes as she wrapped the towel around her dark brown hair. Next she applied a generous coat of body lotion. She wasn’t sure who’s...
Noise

Noise

Phyllis sat in her chair and picked up the unfinished blanket. Her hands went immediately to work, the needles and yarn moving together. “Mom! Where is my favorite shirt?” She smiled, placed the material on the coffee table and started toward the hall. She walked...
In Love With Einstein

In Love With Einstein

“Man, you know that girl in my physics class? The one…” “Of course I know her. You’ve talked about her all semester. She’s so gorgeous. She looks like an angel. She smiled at me. She got new shoes. She… “I asked her out today.” “…me. Well, I don’t really know her, but...
I Know

I Know

I know that feeling- the darkness and clouds appear again and you retreat within yourself. It can be more frightening that a physical storm. I don’t know what you’re going through. I should never claim as much. Your battles and your history are your own. I have no way...
I’m Blogging A to Z

I’m Blogging A to Z

I almost forgot to mention this here on my main blog, but I’m participating in the Blogging A to Z challenge. My theme is “When I Grow Up – Then and Now” where I will talk about what I wanted to be when I was younger and what I still want to be...