Dog Days of Winter

We all return to ash.

5:45 the Writer Wakes: El Yunque

The cheerful ringing of the chimes outside my door wakes me. Sitting up I yawn languidly and think pleasant thoughts of coffee, scones, and my hike through El Yunque National Forest. It seems ages since I drifted into this memory, floating still in my head like a balloon without a string. It was quite a trek [...]

Thick Snow and Flannel

As I rolled over to look at my clock the chilly morning fell upon the house. The dawn came like a newlywed bride timidly awaiting her guests at the reception. The morning snowfalls listlessly surrounding the orchards stubble and the trees are cloaked like angels. The chilly weather called for flannel, not just any flannel but [...]

Hot Tea and Camel Soap

It all started with tea.   A sweet blend of cloves and orange spice brightened my day around 4:00... Wait, perhaps this should be night? morning? And a luscious camel milk soap, which leaves quite a lovely scent, mind you. I do find it quite refreshing. This morning I awoke to a soft patter outside my window. [...]

5:45; Writing and Jam

Coffee and Saskatoon jam in Kansas. Anyway, this jam is the Coup De Grâce of jams

Falling to Daughter Zion: Preview

"The last thing she could remember hearing was a sharp click, a warm hand over her mouth and seeing the glistening mahogany floor, falling quickly towards her

Blazing Heat of Summer and Black Coffee Philosophy

Wishful thinking is like black coffee it gets me up in the morning. 

A Pirate’s Life for Me!- What Workouts to do One-Legged

As I find myself quite ill-equipped to do workouts with one leg, I would like to share with you some that quite adequately suit the pirate-life, I find myself currently disposed to. So, speaking pirate to pirate, I will give you the "guidelines" (Pirate's of the Carribean, anyone?). As, I'm sure you would assume, dear [...]

Following the Light of Truth- Giving you Hope for the Future

There's a small light of inspiration in each of us that determines the direction of our lives. Like a ship set out at sea we journey careening on the uncertain waves to a destination unknown. But facing each wave with the same braveness and vigor, dwindling sometimes, but regaining strength through each cascading tumult. every [...]

Pearled Prayers of Relief

trees dark and brown like steaming black coffee. 

Smears of Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I will post a SLICE

Dear Lost, I Wish you Well

Feeling like a haystack does no one any good. be happy!

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