A soft, filtered light streams in between the slats of the blinds, gently illuminating the room. It is quiet in here. No television. No radio. No other people. I am lulled into a state of peaceful contemplation by the sound of clothes as they roll around in the dryer, and just now the low rumble… Continue reading Lulled From Slumber
Words like seasons, cycles and circle are often used to describe the life we lead and the never ending nature of life. Last weekend our family celebrated together as we witnessed a marriage and the beginning of a new season in all our lives. Golden hour stroll Endings Though life itself is continuous, there are… Continue reading What’s Your Season?
Willie Brooks Woodring Willie Brooks received her name because her father wanted a boy. No gender reveal back then, so the name stuck. According to my mom she went by Brooks; can’t say that I blame her. Willie is a tough one, even for a boy. Though I don’t remember meeting her I have pictures… Continue reading A Grandmother’s Legacy
Oh the bunny trails I have traveled this morning. One thing leads to another, and that thing led to the purchase of three books on Amazon. The world inside my head would frighten most mortal humans. It is best I keep some sense of control over the goings on up there. I purchased this at… Continue reading The Dandelion Life
I write for the pure joy it brings me to “put pen to paper” and craft something that is funny, poignant, educational or just a personal brain dump. I don’t know that I could ever write assignment based articles. Oh, I suppose I could but they would not bring the satisfaction of sitting down to… Continue reading Be A Weed
Life is an ever evolving cycle of change. Nothing stays the same no matter how hard we try or how desperately we wish to freeze frame a moment in time. To fight against change is to miss the beauty of this naturally cyclical thing we call life. A dandelion’s life purpose is to sow seeds… Continue reading Inspired By Dandelions
Once the title of my favorite soap opera, As The World Turns is now just a descriptive phrase for life in the midst of Covid-19. The earth keeps rotating; life moves forward, day into night and back to day...and if we aren’t careful the mundaneness of it all can and will destroy our very soul.… Continue reading As The World Turns
Wowza! Last week was certainly a doozy. I feel as though I lived several lifetimes in the course of the past seven days. I don’t recognize much of anything in the world these days and that may not be a bad thing. Real Old Testament Stuff Movie buffs will remember those words as part of… Continue reading Who’s In Control?
There is one singular item that transforms a hard square house into a soft, safe, and cozy home. No matter your decorating style, there are textiles to compliment and enhance that style. Color, texture and ambience, textiles are your home’s best friend. Choosing Home Textiles We have all wandered the isles of home decor and… Continue reading Textiles Make A Home
The environment is one of those subjects that has been co-opted by politicians to bring people to their side and win votes. They play a game of tug-o-war, pulling and promising until one side finally wins a round. While I am sure there are people in the world who don’t care a wit about the… Continue reading It’s Coffee, Not Politics