Books are often doorways to the unknown. Once you step through, you become open to experiences that can change your life. It happened to me.
Two months into this year I came across an audio book on my library’s shelves, This Year I Will…How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make A Dream Come True by M.J. Ryan. After listening to it at least six times, I have new thoughts and ammo to make the changes inContinue reading “This Year I Will”
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A close encounter with a male is unusual for me nowadays. But it happened the other night. Quips, laughter, eye contact Ten minutes of being recognized as a female in the feminine sense. Play it again, Sam.
Please don’t make me get up today. Don’t make me face the drama or lack of Don’t ask me to be of use to others Don’t look for wise food choices from me Don’t think that just because I know better I will do better Just for today let me wallow in a state ofContinue reading “Not Today”
Last week I was with Max, my youngest grandson who is turning 18 on March 15. I was admiring him from behind and made the idle remark that I didn’t know if the back of his head looked like his dad’s or his Uncle Stephen’s. He turned and in an exasperated tone said, “Why can’tContinue reading “Exactly and precisely…as you are”
“When it gets very hot, there is no air conditioning, no fans, no rivers or lakes safe to jump into to cool off. You just sweat. During the long rains, you can’t get dry, your feet get all wrinkled and white and there is no way to dry your clothes and at night it gets cold. “
As 2018 dawned someone asked me how I had done on the resolutions I posted two years ago. Here they are, followed by my thoughts on where I stand with them today. keep in my heart the joy and love I felt during Christmas 2015. to push myself when inertia engulfs me. to use my talents. to squeeze more laughter out. to connect to the positiveContinue reading “Revisiting Old Resolutions”
It’s a Happy New Year so, on to new adventures! I just spent several very enjoyable days at my friend Karen’s home with Deborah, Gin, Ellen and Janice. It is an annual tradition of fun with Tennessee and North Carolina friends. We stayed in for New Year’s Eve and, not only were we awake to watchContinue reading “NOT a phone story!!!”
The following is an essay written by Stelmo Stepp, 16-year-old sophomore at Upperman High School, Baxter, Tennessee. She won a county-wide high school contest with her thoughts. Her mom’s note: This is Stelmo’s essay on diversity. They were told not to write about race or disability, rather another form of diversity they see in theirContinue reading “Diversity”