• Blog,  books,  Reading,  Thoughts

    Thoughts While Reading Last Night

    Last week a friend of mine downloaded the Goodreads app to her cell phone and joined up with many others on a 2017 book reading challenge. You set a goal of a certain amount of books to read within the year and then off you go to meet that limit. I have never joined that since I generally go through phases where I’ll be in one mode or another. For example, I’m currently in knitting mode which means that’s pretty much what I’ll be doing until I’ve had enough. Then I’ll begin something else that catches my fancy, like reading. I’ll binge read until I can’t read anymore and then…

  • #BeReal,  Life,  Thoughts

    Left of Center

    I remember the first time I ever heard that I was shy. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, maybe 6 or 7, and my family was at a party one of my step-aunts was hosting. There were so many adults and most were strangers. The only children were  me and my sisters and our cousins, Katy and Leslie. Up until this point I had never been labelled as shy, but I distinctly remember my mother excusing the fact that I didn’t like strange people touching me as being shy. It stuck in my head like a deep splinter. From that point on I was the shy one, not because…

  • Poetry,  Thoughts

    Monday’s Muse: Verisimilitude

    This was a very long weekend. It’s one of those that you want to say ‘can we try again?” But, not me. Not this time. There are some things that just need to happen, whether for good or ill. Getting through something like this gives us strength and teaches us a little more about ourselves. I am finding that I’ve finally become resigned that a certain decision is going to have to be made, and the more I watch this play unfold, the more I am certain that I am going to have to become the antagonist. That’s not a pleasant decision. It makes you think, though, that sometimes the…

  • Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Poetry,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    “I took the one less traveled by”

                 I saw this picture today and immediately thought of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken. It’ s one of my favorite poems. It often comes to mind whenever I have changes happening in my life. It reminds me that we always have a choice, and we should be careful of our decisions concerning those choices. A simple decision changes lives. I’m not talking about whether or not I eat a carrot or an apple for a snack, although even a decision about what I eat can affect me personally. I’m talking about those kinds of decisions like running in a marathon, for example, that…