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. […]

Learn

Learn by waiting. James (Dec. ‘17) expands, “The passage of time often improves decision-making.”

A SOUTHERN COUNTRY CHILDHOOD

(Part 1 of 2) Recently, a friend brought up the subject of cows. He was waxing poetic on a local herd, noticing how they stand together (afraid of the unknown) before “loosening up” and spreading out in the field while still keeping each other in sight. He observed, “They stayed in sight of one another, […]

Divorce…

Divorce yourself from harm’s way. James (Nov. ‘17) adds, “It’s best to make choices that keep you safe.”

THOUGHTS ON A LIFETIME OF DEPRESSION EPISODES

A doctor once asked if being depressed wasn’t “self-indulgent.” I was offended by the suggestion but didn’t have the presence of mind to ask him exactly what he meant. I have thought about that over the years. When I’m on “the slide” I experience a hint that this is learned behavior. Depression begets more of […]

AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

(Series Conclusion) Previously: Florida resident June Poucher who lives east of Tampa described her preparations for Hurricane Irma before her power failed.  Thursday, 9/14/17   My power came back on about noon today!! I first turned the AC down to 74 hoping to cool the house and hoping the power wouldn’t go off again. (That has happened in the past.) I tried […]

BEFORE HURRICANE IRMA

(Part 1 of 2) Note:   Florida resident June Poucher lives east of Tampa, Fl. In a series of journal entries, she describes her preparations for Hurricane Irma.   Wednesday 9/6/17   I am making a few preparations for Hurricane Irma and praying it goes out to sea. Of course I am keeping up with the latest weather bulletins.  I believe […]

NIGHT SKY AND CRICKETS

Out on my porch, I sit and listen to crickets. The sun has gone down behind the clouds and it’s 9:00. As I listen, one by one stars start to appear in the night sky. A cloud moves. The moon comes out and shines down on the parking lot of my condominium. In the nearby […]