Life

From a 2012 Facebook post. I thought it was worth sharing here. Diana Hacker Reed January 5, 2012 at 9:09pm · Life A Facebook friend posted about the loss of her husband. Although I don’t know her personally, I read her story of triumph over death and dying. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer on…

Lost and Found

Don’t worry about what you might lose. Think about what you might find. Find the fortitude to go on. Find the courage to hold steady. Find compassion and empathy to aid another being, man or beast, Find that memory will take you home and love will have your back. Find that you are more than…

Un·fin·ishedˌ(ənˈfiniSHt) not finished or concluded

I am a compilation of faces, and expressions, and hope, and loss, and joy, and anger, and love and fear, and dark and light. I am a soul of wonder and awe and magic. I am a well of life ~ I have been completely empty, and utterly filled. But most often, somewhere in between,…

Heavy Breathers

Early this morning, around 3:00am, the two goofballs in the photos below decided to sleep in my bed. And that’s when it all began. First, Margot and Renley, respectively, came into my room and decided to sniff everything  within sniffing range. We’re talking some serious police dog type sniffing that was intense enough to wake…

Inner Wisdom

Our bodies are incredibly intuitive. For the most part, we know exactly what we need to run efficiently. We know we need fruits, vegetables, water, sleep, exercise, and quiet time. We know when we get all of these things we can think clearer, run faster, make better decisions, and feel better overall. But what can…

We The People, of the United States…

I have spent a lot of time trying to process what just happened in our country. I completely agree that where we are is the result of both political parties and because democrats didn’t take Trump seriously enough until it was too late, he now sits in wait to take the highest office in the…

Why I’m Writing a Novel

20,000 words in so far. It’s about our human race. Our duties, our responsibilities, our doom, and our hope. It’s about how we treat each other, and how we treat our planet, our only home. The “sick to death” incidents below happen almost daily. Am I really that different? Is my way of thinking really…

Removing the Unnecessary: Recipe

There are a lot of blogs, websites, ebooks, etc, on how to make most of your own items like toothpaste, laundry soap, etc. Most talk about the health benefits of DIY products as well as the cost saving involved. And these are excellent and valid reasons to use DIY products! I’m here to expand on…

Becoming an Outlaw

Out: a means of escape or excuse, as from a place, punishment,retribution, responsibility, etc.:  Law: the controlling influence of rules; the condition of society brought about by their observance: About 15 years ago I decided I no longer wished to participate in the senseless, needless slaughter of animals and became vegetarian. About 5 years ago I expanded that to vegan, so that I do not wear, use, or otherwise be a party to the skinning, hunting, poaching, and butchering of animals…

Cut and Run

I see this life like a swinging vine, Swing my heart across the line In my face is flashing signs, Seek it out and ye shall find. On December 12 of 2006, my home was the scene of something almost everyone fears – but thankfully never has to face – fire. And although I don’t…

You Said I Was What??

Nope. You didn’t just say that to me….you didn’t just mention my (gasp!) age? What was it exactly? “You’re a little bit older…” Oh you know it honey. And guess what youngin, I’m just getting going. My current mantra is: never settle. Because if I settle, then what the hell is the point? If I…