Beauty is all around us

Beauty is all around us. It is in the places sometimes you never thought to look.  It can be around the corner, ans surprise you sometimes, such that you forget to notice it.  It is in animals, plants, and art. It is in people, places and things. Beauty has a…

Finding Inspiration in Small Things

Finding inspiration in life sometimes is not easy.  As a writer, I love to look at other people, things around me and events that happen in my life.  Sometimes it the simple, or small things in life that inspire me to write about it.  Although it may not seem like…

Walking Through January

January is a time when the snow leaves you surrounded by a blanket of white.  Footprints across the blanket leaves a trace like soft frosting on cake. Such is the time when walking in January on a cold winter day. Misery is easy, happiness you have to work at.  It…

My Lifelong Resolution to Write

All of my life, since I was a child, I knew I wanted to be a writer.  Over the years, I wrote many books, and prepared many manuscripts and never published them.  I would take a project so far, and then never be able to push through the final barriers…

The New Year is Here! Welcome to the Future! 2013

Every time we come to this point in the year where an old one ends, and a new one begins, it always feels like a launch into the future somehow.  Even though, it is really just a flipping of the calendar day in actual fact. For me, coming into a…

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Armless Man Creates Artwork

While visiting Miami, Florida on vacation, I came across this man who was painting a picture wile sitting out in front of a museum.  He was born without arms, and was therefore drawing the picture with his feet.  Amazing to observe, but also impossible to forget.  I cannot help but…

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Thanksgiving Day Quotes for Reflection in 2011

Being that today is Thanksgiving in the USA, I thought I would share some famous quotes about the holiday.  Here are some that I found that I thought would be fun to share: “The observance of Thanksgiving Day–as a function–has become general of late years. The Thankfulness is not so…

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Miracle Dog

Daniel was a beagle who was intended to be euthanized.  He was a stray, dropped off at an Alabama Humane Society.  The Humane Society can only hold a certain number of dogs at a time, and on that day, 60 dogs had been dropped off.  A decision was made that…

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The Path to Immortality

“He who does not rouse himself when it is time to rise, who, though young and strong, is full of sloth, whose will and thoughts are weak, that lazy and idle man will never find the way to enlightenment.      Strenuous is the path of immortality, sloth the path of…

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A Royal Shelter from the Elements

I was visiting the Binder Park Zoo this past Memorial Day weekend, and towards the end of my visit it started to rain.  If there is one thing that will universally empty a zoo of people, it is rain.  When the downpour began, I, as luck would have it was…

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Baseball Takes My Troubles Away…

Baseball takes my troubles away. Sometimes life gives one worries, and the struggle for day to day existence at times can wear down even the hardiest of souls. Then there is something that brings one relief. For me it is baseball. Especially early season baseball, when the teams are fresh…