Great Expectations – Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?


I’ve promised myself to keep living right through the end of the year. I don’t know if I — myself — would be disappointed were I to fail, but I’m pretty sure at least a few folks would be a bit upset at my unfortunate demise. So I’m counting on lungs, heart and all those other vital organs (including the under-appreciated and oft ignored pancreas) to keep doing their things … so I can keep doing mine.



It was a gorgeous day. Warm, but not hot. Finally, everything is blooming. The trees are in leaf except for oak — they are in bud, but any day now.


It was busy by the canal. Families fishing. Runners using the old horse paths. Couples strolling. And, of course, Marilyn and I taking pictures. We fit right in.


Because we’ve shot this so many times, I tried to find some new angles. I think I did pretty well. Of course, it’s such a beautiful spot … hard to go far wrong.



Share Your World – 2014 Week 20

Thank you Cee for letting me participate and coming up with cool questions 🙂

If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why?

Probably the Victorian period, late 1800s through early 1900s. As long as I get to be one of the rich people because the poor during that period were probably worse off than they were at any other time in history.


I’m tempted to say the Middle Ages (14th century), but the disease and lack of sanitation is off-putting, though the era is fascinating.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be? This is a time for you to dream and have fun.

1. Be healthy and pain-free, able to move freely and walk more than a few yards. I miss having a body that works like it should. I would wish this for everyone, if I could.

2. Winning the big lottery so I could pay all of our debts, be able to help my friends and live without worrying about how we’ll get through the next month (or week or day).

The Blacklist3. Finding a place to live with good weather. Without a brutal winter or a stifling hot summer. Maybe the Caribbean? If I’ve already won the lottery, we could visit and have visitors all the time, even though we are further away.

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

Coke, fruit juice, whatever. This is not so important to me as it was once upon a time.

If you watch TV what are your favorite three television shows?

NCIS, Blue Bloods and The Black List.