As an indie author (me, an author? – whoa!), I’ve joined a number of writers’ Facebook groups over the past few months. Self-publishing can sometimes be a difficult and lonely road, so I’m always grateful for the support that these groups offer. Then a few days ago, as I was checking out a post…Continue reading An Ode to Friends and Books
I should warn you that this week’s post has no particular point or direction. So once again, it’ll probably end up being one of my caffeinated rambles – hence the name of this blog. 🙂 First of all, I’d like to share that I’ve begun writing poetry again! Since publishing my book (I couldn’t resist…Continue reading Shaggy Hair and Other Caffeinated News
Our world population has now reached a little over 7.6 billion people and continues to grow. If you would like to see just how quickly, check out this cool link. Global Neighbors The majority of us will never meet. However, I like to consider all of us as neighbors. And like all good neighbors, we…Continue reading Do We Have Room for One More?
I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. As a child, I’d visit my local library to borrow the maximum number of books for my age. On one of those visits, I noticed a woman checking out her own pile of books. I was so jealous because she could borrow more than me.…Continue reading Books, Books, and More Books
When you listen with your heart, you can hear the angels sing. You can hear them in the rustle of the leaves – or in the early morning song of a sparrow, announcing a new day and new beginnings… You came into this world surrounded by the love of your family, Roy. And you were so…Continue reading Playing With the Angels
It’s a September morning like any other – except on this September morning, I’m getting ready for classes. My first day as a university student. Angie is still asleep. I’m grateful that she usually sleeps until about seven. I still need time to gather my thoughts before waking her. Contemplating my reflection in the mirror,…Continue reading Rise and Shine!
My Dearest Self, I know things are tough right now. You’ve somehow lost yourself inside a recurring nightmare. And you have no idea what the future has in store for you – not that you’ve given it much thought. But the time will come. Right now, you look at yourself in the mirror – only…Continue reading A Letter to My Younger Self
Among other things, I’ve been busy working on my poetry book this week. And I started using a different program to create it. After a new learning curve, I’m now comfortable with the different features, and my book is finally beginning to take the shape I wanted. The only drawback is the program’s inability to…Continue reading We Are Who We Choose to Be
Well, it’s getting late in my little corner of the world, and the snow is falling ever so gently. It’s really quite beautiful under the moonlight sky – until tomorrow when I’ll need to clear it off my car that is. It’s been a super busy week for me. Work has a way of doing…Continue reading Mammograms and Call Backs
Well, I was at Wal-Mart last Saturday to pick up a few things that we needed like coffee, milk, cereal, cheese, etc… Oh right! And let’s not forget pepper – the most underrated of all the spices, I suspect. At my house we use pepper on a daily basis, but I never really give it…Continue reading The Rising Cost of Pepper