dogma

Too often dogma interferes with opportunity. James (Oct.’19) continues his thought, “New ideas need change in order to flourish.”

TWO RED FLAGS

(Part 1 of 2) I’ve lived in the country pretty much most of my life and have observed enough wild life to pick up on whether a certain critter is behaving like the rest of its fraternity or not. The other day, I had just opened the chicken coop and was stepping back to the […]

A JUVENILE HUMMINGBIRD

Spring and summer have come and gone. Autumn is upon us. I’ve been lying in the cool of my room reflecting on favorite memories over the past few months One such memory took place in our own backyard one morning. I was sitting under a tree drinking my coffee when I felt something fall from […]

MY ADVENTURE WITH THE NEW ANNE PERRY NOVEL

I was eager to read the new Anne Perry series and met the new character Elena Standish. I was first on a waiting list for Death in Focus at the local library. Here’s what happened.  The book was new, of course, and I was the first to get this particular copy. I never eat when […]

A CUT-AND-PASTE WITH WORDS

NICE

Being nice to everyone is important to me. I don’t care if you hate me or don’t want to be my friend, I’m still gonna’ say hello to you and treat you with the respect. God has filled my heart with so much love that I find it hard to hate anyone. Peace and blessings […]

THE CHILDREN’S HOME

Mother died not long after we went to stay with Grandmother. Not too long after her death, I was sent to the Fred Finch Children’s Home in Oakland, California. I had fun there too! I rolled down a hilly lawn in a big cardboard box, took part in a pageant and enjoyed group exercise. Meals […]

Self-imposed restraint is difficult.

James (Sept.’19) adds, “Rules, laws and tradition help to maintain balance.”

MORE ABOUT GRUMBLES

MORE ABOUT GRUMBLES The Outdoor Kitty, Grumbles, is a character. He’s an-indoor-and-outdoor cat and a unique combination of tame and wild! About dusk I go outside and call him. Sometimes I get quite a walk out of getting him to come to me. My yard is about two acres and when I walk around it […]

A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

I told my friend Marita that I would like to walk the Mackinac Bridge once again.  She and I had walked it from the north side to the south side ten years before.  That event became symbolic of my 60th birthday celebration. I realized I could not accomplish all of the logistics myself, so I wanted to […]