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Free at Sea

Day after day, He drenched her with love, And she was nothing but cavalier. He tried and he […]



Things aren’t exactly normal right now, And I’m afraid I’ve lost my bearings. So I will wait here, […]


In Our Hands

We weave the pattern, Love dwindles, or ripples out, It is in our hands. As you can see, […]

Rising Up in the Dark

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in […]

Chiseled Thoughts

Positivity, Thoughts chiseled with good intent, Like an open book. Greetings everyone! I’ve been experimenting with some techniques […]

I Choose Peace

Image by Patou Ricard from Pixabay I’ve been hemming and hawing for weeks (or months), the pendulum swaying […]

The 70’s to Today

A Life in Rap Gallivanting, and Bar hopping. Living it up, and  Hotel bopping. Race with the Joneses, […]

Having a Vision

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese proverb My new laptop is […]

Shelter in Place

Storm intermission, Seductress teases through glass, Fragile barricade. Greetings everyone! My new PC is finally here, and I […]

The Stranger

Be kind to the stranger, The one you don’t recognize. An untold story simmers deep, Beneath her burning […]

Winds of Change

The sky is ablaze, Logic is lost in anger, Winds of change are here. I needed to work […]

Midnight Mayhem

I’m stirring up mayhem tonight, and I’ll probably kick myself for it later. My garden photographs are waiting […]

A Pause

Beautiful pauses, Cloaked in fragrant petals bloom, Life is not a race. Happy Hump-day! I’ve taken a few […]


Would you believe that tomorrow marks the beginning of WEEK TWELVE of my New Lifestyle, New Me project? […]

Red Solo Cup

Country songs, red solo cup— Metaphors for simpler things. Faded Glory, holding tight— To the memories that they […]

Late Night Fiction #7

Franky with a “Y” For anyone just joining, this is an ongoing short story that I’m having some […]

Late Night Fiction #6

Franky with a “Y” For anyone just joining, this is an ongoing short story (that is slowly becoming […]

Bare feet, Salty Hair

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play […]

Late Night Fiction #5

The beginning of this short story, which spans across several posts, has now been pieced together on one […]

Our Beautiful Mind

It’s been a long time since I shared an update on my New Lifestyle, New Me project. I’ve […]

Bloom of Love

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart. Unknown It’s after midnight, […]

Singing Lessons

LEARN TO SING, EVEN IF YOU CAN’T CARRY A TUNE! Weekend Writing Prompt #155: Tune (10 Words) —A […]

Late Night Fiction #4

I’m including a table of links to hold this story together. Continuing on from night #3 Asher turned […]

Yes, Yes, Yes!

Yes to the rhythm, Yes to the beat, If you can’t stand the fire, Then get out of […]

Faith to Fly

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore Another recycled […]

Late Night Fiction #3

Chapter One Continued Asher stood frozen as questions flooded his mind. Was he going mad? Was it a […]

Late Night Fiction #2

Franky with a “Y” Continuing on with last night’s story… Chapter One: Scene Two Months later, and miles […]

House of Joy

Hidden in the sticks, Forbidden love, house of tricks, Lonely man finds joy. I’m sorry. A little rough […]

Late Night Fiction

This is a wild experiment. I’ve been thinking about where I want to go with my writing, and […]

Tree Party

When the zephyr appears, We flutter and sway, A waltz in the wind, An impassioned ballet. If the […]

Liebster Award

I’m humbled to share that I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award and it is my honor to […]


Lonely Street crossing, Foggy mind, vision unclear, Trouble lies in wait. This haiku almost sums up some of […]

Beautiful Storm

I started working on this image during my “time out” yesterday. I feel wonderful today, and very well […]

Where am I going?

Is anyone else asking this question lately? The featured image here is pretty significant, as it struck me […]


CAUTION: To avoid injury, please remain at least 6 feet away from the cliff’s edge (and other people) […]


The chaotic bold, Hides her shadow. Underneath this bravado, She shrinks. Her quilted facade, Is unraveling, And soon… […]

Femme Fatale

Cold-hearted feline, Smugly bats her eyelashes, Struts across the lawn. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say […]

Weathering the Storm

Not much required,To get through the storm,Here’s advice I was given in life:Drive a modest abode, Keep the […]


Love Wins

Long ago, in the hood,Way back in the day, The streets were all empty,And the city was gray. Anger […]

Common Cents

A little patch of wild grass, Some flowers draped across the fence, Times are hard; dollars obsolete, So […]

Wall Mural

Blind Alley

A cool shot from my quarantine walk today. Walk Stats: 4.5 Miles / 1 Hour, 53 Minutes / […]

Good Ol’ Days

Since I’m still excited about personalized portraits (and waiting for my next victim) I thought I’d play around […]

Deliberate Ascent

Change is inevitable, Personal growth is a choice. —Bob Proctor Image from the Backyard

Pier Ride

Buckle Up!

This image depicts a good chunk of my life: One Wild Ride. Full of ups and downs, spins […]

Moonlit kiss

Perfect Date

Steakhouse rendezvous, Moonlit kisses for dessert, Icing on the cake. This is a bit foreign to me since […]

Unanswered Questions

What is this “uneasiness” I’ve been feeling lately? What am I doing differently at the moment, since the […]


A Good Harvest

Today was a beautiful day. It felt like summer this morning so I took my walk early. I […]

Beach Walkers

Dieter’s Journal #2

Dear Diary, I was going to write about my New Lifestyle, New Me project, but I think the […]

Art-Hollywood Closed

Restricted Access

Hollywood has unfortunately become a memory. It’s nothing but a sign on the side of a hill. —Mickey […]

Leaf Art

Hanging On

I watched little leaves, Drifting in the wind.Spinning, twirling, floating.Landing ever so softly,On the ground beneath my feet. On […]

Quarantine Walks

Journaling through Quarantine An idea on which direction to go with The Quarantine Project finally came to me. […]


Where flowers bloom, so does hope. —Lady Bird Johnson Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it […]

City Lines

City life is millions of people being lonesome together.—Henry David Thoreau I took some additional photographs of the […]


The Quarantine Project

Resurrecting Gratitude When the (unofficial) quarantine began, I was on a mission. Two if you count the New […]

Bird with Pickle

Who’s Got my Pickle?

I thought I’d wrap up the night with another Food Fun Fact. One thing I’ve noticed about “healthy” […]

Painted boarder

Not an Island

I am not an island, That is what I have been told. But I am alone when at […]


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