It’s almost ready. If all goes smoothly, my novel will be published this month of November (2022). I’m not good at selling my work, but I am especially proud of this book. It’s a very unusual plot.
Dear Mother nature,
your wind storm
reminded us to put away
our patio furniture for the season
When we arrived in Appalachia, the hills were mostly green. As each day passed, like magic or special effects in a movie, green morphed into ambers, rusts, pinks, and scarlets (see header photo). Continue reading “Halloween Month”
When I was young, I was a city girl. And this was my city. ☝ Continue reading “High Rises and Plush Nature”
When you contact the truth about you, you recognize that a great deal that you have come to accept about you is false. You are not better or worse than others. You are not stupid or brilliant, or handsome, or ugly. Those are just judgments someone made that you accepted. None of them are true.
~ Paul Ferrini, I am the Door
Many times other peoples’ behavior toward us can give us the wrong impression of who we are. It begins from birth. Parents start to see certain signs of a personality in a baby and assign the child an attribute. Some parents may even tell a child what that attribute is (and other quirks they notice) as s/he grows. For example, stubborn, smart, sensitive, shy, outgoing, etc.
“Your thoughts, and your thoughts alone, will set you in motion. Your thoughts will yield the inspiration, creativity, and determination you need. Your thoughts will orchestrate … magic and inspire the Universe. Your thoughts will carry you to the finish line if you just keep thinking them. Never give up. Aim high.”
– Mike Dooley, The Complete Notes from the Universe.
The quote reminded me of when I was listening to a podcast by a famous person (G) who was talking about his teenage son (R). R wanted to know what he needed to do to be successful like his father. Except, R told his dad he didn’t want him to say, “you have to work hard.”
Roma tomatoes anyone? How ’bout zucchini?
“How can you lose something you’re still capable of giving? How can you fail if you haven’t stopped trying? And how can you miss as long as you’re still aiming?”
~ Mike Dooley, The Complete Notes from the Universe.
This was going to be one of my Friday quotes where I don’t give commentary. Since this one has questions, I thought it might be fun to discuss them. Continue reading “What Never Dies?”
Since this was a lighter topic blog week for me, I thought I’d expand on my last post about the great topic of dogs.
Aside from the two dogs we fostered several years ago, our family dog has always been an Australian Shepherd. As you can tell from the meme, strangers who come across us on walks usually mistake our dog for a Border Collie.