entertainment, life

Freaks, Weddings, and Royalty

Since last week I posted a heavy, emotional post, I thought I’d switch gears to the entertainment topic today. I have more heavy posts drafted, but let’s go lighter today. Here are a few reviews of things we’ve watched while stuck at home. These are a mix of genres, and I’ve shown the years they aired. Continue reading “Freaks, Weddings, and Royalty”

philosophy, poetry


by Lori (L. Virelli)

Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

Because I don’t see you as a victim,
you’ve made me your perpetrator.
Because I see you as empowered,
you’ve made me ignorant.
Because I don’t blame your mistakes
on anyone else,
you’ve made me to blame.
Because I see failure as an opportunity,
you’ve made me insensitive
for having faith in you,
instead of pitying you. Continue reading “Victim”

life, nature, philosophy

The Nature of Nature

Like many of my fellow bloggers, I am an awe of nature. We feel connected to something deeper when we take the time to soak in the great outdoors. I wondered why we’re so taken and why it leaves us with that feeling of serenity. As usual, a few things came to mind that I thought I’d share here on my blog. Continue reading “The Nature of Nature”

life, philosophy

Random Observations

~ Virtue and integrity seem to be things of the past.
~ Having faith in The Divine, God, or a Universal Intelligence that gives us freedom to grow, to prosper and to err, seems to be treated as “small minded,” or “unenlightened.”
~ Equality seems to mean uniformity.
~ Believing in one’s own inner power to overcome, or in our own empowerment, seems to be treated as “acting superior.” Continue reading “Random Observations”

life, writing

Shouting from the Rooftops

I’m not sure why I haven’t been more excited about a big goal I reached one week ago today. I mean, it’s been two and a half years, you’d think I’d be shouting it from the rooftops.  “I finally did it. I finished my first novel! Yahoo!

Continue reading “Shouting from the Rooftops”

life, philosophy, Spirituality

Freak out, Worry, Fret, Stress, Agonize

For use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this blog.

I’m mad at myself. Okay, maybe not mad, more like disappointed in myself.

When I was away in Chicago a few weeks ago, two difficult things happened. In order to spare you the details, let’s just say they could’ve been long lasting difficulties. They scared me, and my mind went directly to the worst case scenario. I freaked out. I worried. I fretted. I stressed. I agonized. If you can think of any other synonyms, I did those too.

I tried to get a hold of myself and went off to a quiet place to clear my head and pray. Do you know what happened? Something came over me … a warm, calming comfort that told me everything was going to be okay. Continue reading “Freak out, Worry, Fret, Stress, Agonize”

life, poetry, writing

Nature of the Lion

If you can’t change the people around you … then change the people who you are around. ~ author unknown

Nature of the Lion

Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

The white cat sat scrunched down on all fours.
We eyed each other suspiciously.
How did it get inside my house?

My husband walked by the cat
seemingly unaware of its presence.
I asked, “Don’t you see that cat?”

He answered, “No.
This is your dream, not mine.”
Ignoring us, he left the room. Continue reading “Nature of the Lion”

life, quotes

Wednesday Wisdom

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. ~ Robert Brault

My husband and I carved this together. No kids were involved in the process, except for us two big kids.
(for use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this website).
For more quotes, check out my quotations page.
life, weather

Living Through Bloggers

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Even though I experienced a taste of the fall on my visit back home a couple of weeks ago, where I live, I don’t get any change of seasons. So, I’m blessed to live those changes through my lovely blogger friends. Continue reading “Living Through Bloggers”

life, Spirituality


I woke up on my birthday last Wednesday feeling pretty lousy. Not only was my age the reason, but one of my many ailments had acted up. Just a reminder of what’s to come in the years ahead of me.

Every morning I read a prayer book, so to speak, as it’s more like daily affirmations. Each reading has the day’s date on it. After I read it, I do a brief time of prayer and meditation. I’d like to share with you what it said on my birthday date. Timing, Divine Providence, synchronicity, or whatever you want to call it, usually comes through when we need It.

For use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this blog.

Continue reading “Timing”

life, music, Spirituality

Carry on …

… my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more.

Here are the lyrics to the song I referred to in my Wednesday post, my favorite of all time by the band Kansas. The spirituality of the lyrics and power in the music, has always moved me. Anyone else care to share their favorites of all time in a comment below?

Continue reading “Carry on …”

life, music, quotes

Wistful Wednesday Wisdom

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This is a wistful, melancholy day indeed … for me anyway. I don’t want to face this birthday. I want to pull the covers over my head and fast forward to tomorrow. No wait, rewind would be better, because I’d be young again. Sigh. Continue reading “Wistful Wednesday Wisdom”