Focus On Coffee — Day 1

Well, as all my regular visitors know, I do love coffee. But I’ve noticed that during this past couple months — with life a little topsy-turvey — I’ve needed a lot more coffee than usual. So I figured it’s time for another coffee series right here on my online home. I’ve done three other seriesContinue reading “Focus On Coffee — Day 1”

Gone From This World But Still In My Heart

Two years ago today, I lost my very best friend of many years when attorney and civic leader Kent Bartholomew Mann was killed while riding his bicycle. It’s been a very sad two years for me. Kent was much more than just a friend. He was also my best-ever book editor. Although a lawyer byContinue reading “Gone From This World But Still In My Heart”

Coffee Thursday – 4/20/17

` Good Coffee + Good Friends = One of Life’s Happiest Experiences   Well, ‘Coffee Thursday’ has rolled around again already. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. And I do have fun with my ‘Coffee Thursday’ posts. I wish more of my readers would share their own coffee experiences or thoughts with aContinue reading “Coffee Thursday – 4/20/17”

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

This week’s challenge calls for focus on people, places, or things that are resilient. I chose people. Two gentlemen in their eighties who personify resiliency in so many ways. To live well into the 80th decade of life having focused — and still focusing — on loving and giving to others above all else leadsContinue reading “Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient”

Share Your World 2016, week 49

Visit Cee’s site to find out how to participate in ‘Share Your World.’ Question # 1: What do you value most in a friendship? The only TRUE friends are those people who continually draw out the highest and the best in me. They value me for the good they see in me — in spiteContinue reading “Share Your World 2016, week 49”


“So tell me, did you kill her?” “You doubt my innocence?” “I’ve known you for a long time, And certain things make sense.” “Like what? You judge me harshly.” “No, I just understand: She caused you grief and sorrow, And you’re a hurting man.” “But, still, to think I’d kill her — That seems a drasticContinue reading “Premeditation”

100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – # 176

Visit Julia’s Place to get the details so you can participate with your own 100-word story. The prompt this week: “… but I thought we were friends …”   FRIENDS??? “But I thought we were friends, Trish.” “We are friends, Kara, and quit your whining. It isn’t going to help. I just choose not toContinue reading “100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – # 176”

Life Gets Tedious Don’t It? – Or – Whatever Became of Sandra’s Problems With the Customizer?

Well, I thought I’d give you a little update concerning my going round and round with WordPress over the lack of control I now have with the look of my blog. After communicating with several different technicians — most of whom told me something that conflicted with what others told me — I have comeContinue reading “Life Gets Tedious Don’t It? – Or – Whatever Became of Sandra’s Problems With the Customizer?”

Just Call Me ‘Senorita’

I’ve always insisted that words have great power. They can move people to action; they can stop people dead in their tracks; they can hurt and destroy; they can give life and health. Words have power. That truth came home to me anew when I had lunch in a Mexican restaurant today. Another friend andContinue reading “Just Call Me ‘Senorita’”

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday, and I want to take this opportunity to say I hope all of you, my dear readers, have as happy a day as I will be having. I believe our words have power, so I would also like to decree that this day, February 1, 2014, is the first day ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday!”

Charming Gardeners

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  (Marcel Proust). During the last six months, I lost my father, my closest uncle, and three wonderful friends. During these experiences, I have found myself thinking of several others I’m close to who have alsoContinue reading “Charming Gardeners”

Poet On The Loose: Poetry Challenge 11/14/13

Hey, I’m in the mood for some fun today, so I’m issuing a new poetry challenge. The picture below is of a stained glass creation by a very dear friend of mine, Dorothy Mercer, who is now 92 years old. She has led a most interesting and happy life, traveling the world and serving herContinue reading “Poet On The Loose: Poetry Challenge 11/14/13”

Tested Friendship

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” (Ulysses S. Grant) § “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let thoseContinue reading “Tested Friendship”

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

This masterpiece is the photographic work of a friend, but it was a gift to me, so I’m using it for this week’s challenge. ~ Join the fun by visiting this link for the details: