The fog had not yet cleared, the air had a nip to it that warranted wearing a light jacket, and I was dang happy that Lucy did not step on the snake that popped from the underbrush and slithered across the trail in front of her. Considering the welcome change in the weather and the avoided trip to the vet juxtaposed to the state of the world I had witnessed on the morning news, I thought to myself, What an awesome day!
A few minutes later, when we crested the hill I was struck by Continue reading
Can you think of a better place than an entire house filled with books and art for a group of writers and artists to meet once a month to dive into craft?
Besides lending itself to good company, tasty nibbles, and an occasional flute of prosecco, The House of Hanging Words, thusly dubbed by some band of merry scribes, offers a space rife with inspiration. Ideas fly off its sunny walls, funnel thoughts through furiously scribbling pens, and splash them onto sheaves of pristine paper, as they did here…
I know myself linked by chains of fire –
orange tongues stretching backwards in time Continue reading
Do stars look to the heavens and marvel at their surroundings?
Might they gossip over a neighbor’s blueshift or trails of cosmic dust
as they redshift on their path to eternity? Continue reading
Seven weeks. That’s forty-nine days or one-thousand-one-hundred-seventy-six hours since my last post.
When I began blogging nearly three years ago, my intention was to post once a week with an occasional lapse only due to post adventure maladies, jelly-fish stings, or extended bouts of sea-sickness – none of which apply here.
So was it the lazy days of summer or the apocalyptic cataclysm of losing a complete Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, AWESOME PEOPLE, EVENTS, FAMILY, HUMOR, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes, VIEW FROM MY SOAP BOX
Tagged adventure, Donna Weidner, dp_photo_challenge/today-was-a-good-day, lost photo files, meshphotochallenge, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, sharing in the love, wedding
What ho, a door in the forest? Looks harmless. Unless it opens to a land rife with
malodorous trolls, attacking arachnids, or hellacious cannibals. Or it could hold nothing but a peek into the lives of the inhabitants of a neighboring town, as in this case…
The truth about Alice Wetherby-Pimms was shrouded in obscurity since long before Horace Hornby, MHS, Ph nearly D, had been summoned to shipping magnate Roderick Pimms’ eccentric cliff top estate. Indeed, the village’s newcomer had been completely unaware of the child’s reputation for continuously causing the most dastardly of misfortunes to befall anyone who so much as graced the property with a footfall – never mind a Continue reading
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Tagged adventure, Adventures in Cornwall, Donna Weidner, doors, doorways, dp_photo_challenge/door, horror story, Lucy Cooper, Red Welly -Yellow Welly, transmogrification
Esteemed author Jane Yolen is well-known for sharing one secret in particular with regard to her productivity, and that’s – BIC – putting your Butt In Chair. Choose the time, the place, and show up. It’s where you need to be so that the muse can find you. I don’t know about you, but when someone has authored over 300 books and been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century, I sit up and listen. My writing companion, not so much. But what does Lucy know? She sleeps on tabletops.
As writer’s, poets, artists of any kind, we also know that the muse can often be a fickle little Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, Essay, HUMOR, LUCY and JAZZIE, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes, WRITING CHALLENGES
Tagged adventure, Donna Weidner, dp_photo_challenge/muse, Jane Yolan writing advice, musings, my muse