Why didn’t someone tell me the stove was hot?!

You know that moment in time when everything stops— well, not literally. Not like it did when Lois Lane fell down the crack in the Earth and Superman used his supersonic speed to fly around the globe and erase time. More like it does it when you have an ah ha moment … like a…

Sometimes you need to take a step back —

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” ~ Henry David Thoreau Have you ever driven through the Pacific Northwest or the Redwoods? Or taken an airplane over the Ozarks, the Cascades, the Appalachian or Blue Ridge Mountains? If so, then undoubtedly you’ve seen some hearty landscape – forest lands as far as…

How to pick the perfect fig — aka. how to make a decision!

Like everything else in this world, the term — or definition if you will —of being lost has many different meanings. And I imagine most people’s minds can easily recall a time when they were literally “lost” — like they took a wrong turn while driving (myself, I was terribly lost one morning about eight weeks…

Sometimes you have to fight when you’re a man …

Remember the Kenny Roger’s song, “Coward of the County”? “… Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done.Walk away from trouble if you can.It won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek.I hope you’re old enough to understand: Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man …” I grew up…

Becoming Batman for Just One Day …

“It’s not what I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” ~ Batman IF you could be someone else for one day, who would you be? Really — I’m curious. Now if you have one of those brains that gives pause before answering a question you might want to know more about the…

The talking of the soul with itself.

I don’t like lingering. I made that pretty clear yesterday – and while it may take you 25 extra seconds, I implore you to checkout yesterday’s post (STOP LINGERING) … BUT, admittedly, there are times when I linger … and typically it’s at the exact moment when I shouldn’t. Read on … Have you ever…

Some days you have it, some days you don’t …

“It’s nice to be wanted. To be longed for, at that …” OK. Wait. Sorry Daily Prompt, but I simply can’t adhere to today’s theme and write a post as if my coffee cup was the one doing the writing/talking. I can’t … my mind isn’t working right this morning. You know how some days…

Channeling Aldous Huxley …

Yes, Virginia, a person can over think … or wait, can they? Can a person really over think something? Is it possible to spend too much time pondering a decision?  (Note, if you cannot answer that question from the get-go then you are clearly an over thinker and this post might send you into a thinking induced…

I too could use a room of my own … and maybe a maid –

Virginia Woolf was right when she said that in order to write fiction a woman must have money and a room of her own.  And I believe that her reasoning – though founded in the 1920’s – are still valid today. See she believed that in order for a woman to be a successful writer, she needed her…

What is Jimmy Crack Corn so upset about anyway?

You know it’s funny … the last time I was an airport with my children – and for that matter, the last time I traveled any distance that took longer than two hours with them, the only thing that concerned their pretty little minds was where the closest electrical outlet was (so they could charge…

Empathy for 2014

I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of a Monday girl – you know, Mondays are the start of a new week and as there are 52 of them throughout the year, I sort of figure why not let Mondays be the day to turn over a new leaf … or let…