I almost never see sunsets. Our house faces east. Sunsets get lost behind a neighbor’s house and some of our biggest trees on the west side of the property. Tonight, though, the sky turned a truly lovely pink with shots… Read More ›
Month: December 2022
FIVE GREAT GIFTS
5 Gifts I Love Getting Any of these gifts will never go to waste nor will they ever be “regifted.” No books. I’m sorry to say we have no room for any more. The ones we have are already exploding… Read More ›
THERE’S NO REVENGE LIKE GETTING RICH BUT A FEW COME CLOSE
FLASHBACK FRIDAY, FOR THIS DAY IN 2018 Revenge is giving your cousin’s kid an ant farm for Christmas. If you can’t get your head behind an ant farm, how about one of those big drums that will beat endlessly when… Read More ›
WOODEN THINGS IN BLACK & WHITE
CBWC: Anything Made From Wood Wood in black and white, from steeples to musical instruments and a woodland in between.
IF THE YEAR WAS REALLY NEW
Imagine if at every change of year, those of us who have aged into seniorhood got a year younger. If the new year were really a NEW year for us rather than just the flipping of a calendar page, wouldn’t… Read More ›
LA PROVOCONTE QUESTION
Fandango’s Provocative Question #196 The question is: What was the most unusual, unique, weirdest, or most useless holiday gift you received this year? Please feel free to substitute birthday or other occasion gift if that works better for you. I have… Read More ›
MIDWEEK MADNESS! THE LETTERS GAME
CMMC – December Alphabet Letters V or W at the beginning of a word
WORLD SHARING ON BOXING DAY
Share Your World 26th December It’s the last Share Your World of 2022. Thoughts as always of Melanie and how she is missed by so many. If you have been given a variety of gifts, do you have a clear out… Read More ›
CFFC: Holiday Colors Holiday colors as the holiday near their end. I enjoyed them, but I’m not sorry to see them go.
DO WRITERS NEED TO VACATION FROM WRITING?
Blogging Insights NF # 65 — Holidays for writers/bloggers? “A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” – Eugene Ionesco When I was writing professionally, I needed a periodic break… Read More ›
COFFEE TIME QUESTIONS
Question Time Over Coffee This is the abridged edition to Rory’s questions. There are questions that I don’t think I can answer or that don’t seem to apply to me. Then there are questions I prefer not to answer. These are… Read More ›
I’VE LOOKED AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES NOW
One sunset evening as the sun was setting over the Housatonic River in Connecticut, the sky went wild. If you stood on the dock and rotated, there would be a different color and formation of clouds in each degree of… Read More ›
RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!
Thus went the cry of Monty Python’s Knights of the Round Table in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” They didn’t have horses, but they had coconut shells they used to make clopping, hoof-like sounds. “Run away, run away!” Oh how… Read More ›
NO SNOW, JUST RAIN AND WIND
And now we wait for winter to end … While the rest of the country had bitter temperatures and heavy snow, we got torrential rains and hurricane-level winds. Our warmer weather lingered a couple of days longer and by the… Read More ›
FA LA LA LA LA ON CHRISTMAS DAY
We had a lovely Christmas Eve. Our child has grown up. Kaity is now closer to 30 than 20, so we were “kid-less,” unless you want to count Sandy’s puppy (who regardless of being assured of being trained on “pee-pee… Read More ›
CHRISTMAS WITH THE BOSTON POPS
Memories of Christmas at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts and the Boston Pops. Naturally, with music!
A Christmas Day story, by Rich Paschall When Rick opened the curtains to look out on Christmas morning, the scene before him was exactly as he imagined a perfect Christmas morning to be. It had started snowing late in the… Read More ›
“THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” or “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”
By CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE Read it aloud! After all these years, this is still one of the great read-aloud poems. I used to know the entire poem by heart. Now, I remember about half of it and need reminders from… Read More ›
THE END OF CHANUKAH AND TODAY IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE
It’s nice when the two holiday conjoin or overlap. Tonight was the final night of Chanukah and tomorrow, Christmas Eve. So if you’re celebrating anything, have a great holiday weekend! Happy Chanukah! May your dreidels win you more chocolate (wrapped… Read More ›
AN OUTBREAK OF PEACE – CHRISTMAS 1914
The Christmas truce (German: Waffenstillstand; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front during the Christmas season of 1914. During the days leading to Christmas, German and British soldiers left their trenches… Read More ›