Sunday Share: Sonnets and So Much More

Not many people write sonnets any more and even less write them well.  At the blog Andy Maudling Writes you will get exactly that, great writing. Here is a little taste: In Line Sunday Sonnet We evolve to understand ourselves, To know we know much less. Like books, we sit in line on shelves; Each spine becomes…

Sunday Share: Alphabet Haiku and a Photo Challenge

I got wrapped up in challenges this month.  I wasn’t looking for any, I swear!  But first came around Alphabet Haiku.  Did you know that Haiku was originally, and still should be if it’s not, considered a form of meditation?  I wrote one just for fun and then I saw that I could do it! …

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Dank

Dark Side of the Moon‘s Alphabet Haiku Challenge for “D.” Dawning dark, dreary dangerous downfall disrupts Drops drumming, drumming.

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Conflict

I am loving this!  The Alphabet Haiku Challenge hosted by Dark Side of the Moon. Here is the letter “C” Cuthbert, cat-“Cuthie” clashes, claws-clawed-conflict! Cured. Curls…catatonic.

Day Three: A Pool

The river is my pool side. A photo challenge hosted by:  Cassia Elisabeth  

Photo Challenge

I have taken up a ten day photo challenge starting August 1st hosted by: Cassia Elizabeth Her blog is called a Little Bit of Everything and it is a lovely place.  The picture prompts are intriguing in their one word simplicity and I’m excited to get it going!  I’m going to keep the prompts a…

Sunday Share: A Witty Lens

First of all:  IF I ASKED YOU ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO LET ME SHARE YOUR BLOG, AND THEN NEVER SHARED IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  I have this sinking feeling that I forgot about some’s share.  I have been able to get posting really ahead of time, which makes…

Throw Back Thursday: Stanley Midura

I recently had a wonderful favor done for me.  It wasn’t something I asked for but it came out of the blue and was a lovely surprise.  The lovely blogger The Rescued Photo has been reading through the blog, from the beginning, which first of all warms my heart.  Let me be very clear: as a…

Uncomfortable: Part Three: The Ethics of Nonfiction

I have been wrestling with this for about a week now, ever since I transcribed a few of these passages and came across an alarming pattern.  Now, It may be a pattern that leads to nothing.  Nothing to see here, folks!  It could also be a part of the story that would matter very deeply…

Sunday Share: Birthday Reflections

I’ve just read a lovely post written by Judy Dykstra Brown and I connected all too much to the superstition and reflections around birthdays. I wrote about some similar things here: The Big Day Along with a wonderfully written post, and blog!, there was a very moving poem included in this post.  Please check out…

An Opinionated Sunday Share

My Sunday Share this week is a lovely blog called Of Opinions. It’s definitely not the political ball of anger leftist/rightist page you might assume it to be – current political climate aside.  It’s a nice blog from a twenty something.  I enjoyed reading this piece: Of Not Writing a Diary In a way, it’s a…

A Day in the Life, 2018, and a Month in 1940: Part Four

“Dobre popowoodnew!” as she crawls from the living room after her long nap.  I say good afternoon in Polish slowly, and spell it (incorrectly) even slower.  She doesn’t reply but keeps making slow progress towards the bathroom. “How are ya feeling?”  I ask as cheerfully as possible but I already sense, and brace myself.  She…