TO BE A FRIEND

If you truly want to be a friend to someone, it’s important to get to know their background a little bit. Find out their interests, where they’ve come from and what kind of foods or drink they like. Maybe, he or she has been harmed in some deep way, too. Some of us have hurts […]

AN UPDATE ON PALMA WHO IS SHARING HER DYING

(By Editor Frances with quotes from Palma) Feb. 10, 2018 Palma called me. She was still living at home but was mostly bed-ridden. She could get up to eat and use the bathroom, but needed a walker.  She said, “I want to eat less and less.” Feb. 18, 2018 Palma called me, with a “birthday […]

REMEMBERING A WINTER AWAY

(Part I of 3) December 2017 During the worst part of Michigan’s winter, my husband Bill and I had planned to roam the South and Southwest. However in December, I wondered if I would even be able to walk! I had terrible, pain-wracked cramps in my lower legs. I didn’t think I would be able […]

A simple act

A simple act of kindness is priceless. James (Feb. ‘18) expands, “Appreciation of thoughtfulness may be without limit.”

MY BUCKET LIST

Remember the movie “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? Both men were seriously ill when they met in a hospital. Freeman’s character convinced Nicholson’s to make the most of the time before he “kicked the bucket.” I have a Bucket List, too. Several items on my list are: 1. Watch the movie […]

MY CHILDHOOD

I wasn’t your typical young kid. My interests were narrow and different from others I hear and read about. For instance, I spent hours and hours in my room writing stories on a typewriter or recording stories on a tape recorder. Paper airplanes were fun, too. I made and decorated them, flying them around inside […]

MAKING WORD COLLAGES

(Conclusion) Following is the poem I made from a recent collection of words and phrases pictured above. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER Far from dead, It has the patchouli whiff of dusty. A wise and witty dame, a grandfather, a sage. A colorful life:  Everything new is old again. Cancer – doctor – surgery. Hope. […]

Truth…

Truth never changes. James (Jan. ‘18) expands, “No matter what light you shine on reality, its truth never changes.”

REMEMBERING MY SOUTHERN COUNTRY CHILDHOOD

(Conclusion) Previously: Malaina told of a friend’s observation on cows and went on to recall the farmers in her family while growing up. The back pasture where my grandparents lived was so huge that my sister and I spent many a day walking up and down the fence that formed the border line between two […]

HOW I MAKE WORD COLLAGES

Using free association, I thumb through magazines with my scissors, and harvest words and phrases. Next, I sort them into topics.   When I’ve accumulated “enough” words and phrases about a topic, I spread them out and begin gluing them onto a piece of paper, again using free association, but also an aesthetic design sense. […]