Don’t Dull My Sparkle

Have you found that there are people who will never allow you to be happy. They always find some way to pour water on your fire no matter what? The simple thing to do would be to just cut those people out of your life.  Sometimes however, it’s not that easy, especially if those people…

Renewal

I’ve decided that this month October, 2017 will be my month of renewal. Shedding the old and exploring the new and reviving some of the thoughts I’ve had by putting them into practice. I’m born anew over and over again. My metamorphosis is not always complete hopefully this time I will not stay in the cocoon…

My Three Simple Steps to Happiness

1. Live in the moment instead of always wishing for something else. 2. Concentrate on what you want Instead of constantly pointing out what you don’t want. 3. Don’t be overly concerned about what others are doing.

Alone in the World Together

I’ve been taking some more steps towards my goal in becoming a minimalist. It’s taking me years but it’s my journey and I’m doing it at the pace that works for me. Anyway, I’m clearing out the garage. Some of these boxes have been sealed since 2009. It’s been interesting seeing certain things and wondering…

My Brief Tips – Trip to Havana, Cuba

View from across the water at the ferry port in Regla It is perfectly legal for Americans to travel to Cuba without applying for permission in advance as long as your trip falls within one of the 12 allowable reasons. If you are doing a self guided trip it may be more economical to travel…

Dating and Religion (or the lack thereof)

Most of my writing lately has been very personal and maybe a little controversial so I’ve kept everything in my journal under wraps. However, I decided to share this piece. I feel like I’m putting myself out there naked by sharing this but somehow I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way….

As long as there are humans on earth there will always be war

I am aware that I hold a different viewpoint on a lot of things than most of my family and friends. A million thoughts go through my head each day. Ok, I’m exaggerating, not a million but quite a few. Mostly, I keep them to myself because I don’t want to ruffle any feathers. I’ve…

Here’s to A New Year

I have decided to start my year in February because February is my birthday month. So Happy New Year everyone. I can’t believe we are already in 2015. It seems like 2014 flew by. I woke up, winked and a year had gone by. I am not even going to attempt to make resolutions or affirmations….

In the Moment

I’m trying something new. I’ve started to jot down on paper ideas that pop into my head. This composition happened yesterday while I was outside planting some rose cuttings. I took off my garden gloves  went inside. Grabbed a notebook, wrote it down then returned to my task. Please tell me your thoughts. What came…

I am human

I haven’t posted in a while because everything I’ve been coming up with has been extremely personal and/or not politically correct.  Posting them would leave me feeling naked. I guess the day I’m able to lay out on a nude beach I’ll feel free enough to post them. For now I’ll post this poem I…