Well for the followers of this blog, you've probably noticed an absence of my writing for well over a month. I'm one of these bloggers who won't write unless I've really got something to say. I admire those who can consistently come up with a topic each and every day, but for me, well I… Continue reading What happens when you don’t have anything to write about?
The other day I saw this statistic "over 770,000 new books will be released this year." (Don't remember where I read it though) These books are from authors who are well-known and those, who are like me, not so well-known. I asked myself this question, "Why do I write?" Why do I write if I am such a… Continue reading Why do we Write?
We all start out in the world, naked. A clean slate in which life dabs a pen and begins to write. It's a unique experience being a part of life's story. We all are in one big book that keeps going on and on. It doesn't stop when I die, it gets carried on in a sequel with my children… Continue reading A Journey with Life’s Pen.
This past week was a wonderful and enjoyable celebration of July 4th. Kevin took off from work for the first time in two years. He and Kyler (Kevin's son) decided Sunday, July 1st, that we needed to go camping on our little island at Lake Chatuge. So they packed up everything and I met up with them after… Continue reading I Need a Vacation from my Vacation!
This little poem was published in the Young Harris College's yearly publication (2010-2011) "Corn Creek Review." This was written about a dark time in my life, a time which makes me grateful for the blessings and light which now shower over me. Hell I lived there once. It was pleasant, not too hot, not too cold.… Continue reading Today’s is Poetry Day – “Hell”
I'm a writer, a teacher and most importantly a humanitarian. I care about the people of this world, even those who may be butt-heads and act like bullies on the playground. A small little thing happened this weekend that got me thinking about our interactions with others around us. Yesterday I had to stop and put gas… Continue reading Can you spare fifty cents?
Today I was up at 7:00 am and watched as the sun came up over the mountain across the way. A remanent of a low mist still hung in the air and the sunlight filtered through it and the trees, making our two acres greener than ever. I just had to take a picture, but… Continue reading Persistence is the main ingredient in life.
Who says wealth is determined by how much money you have? I gave up on material things a long time ago. As I left behind the big city, the six figure salary, and headed to the mountains of North Georgia, I also gave up the burden of trying to accumulate material wealth. It really didn't… Continue reading Monday Morning Bliss: A Reflection on the Movie “Larry Crowne.”