Morning Paragraph #48in48 #111

I have had a lot of positive feedback from the #48in48 challenge.  I love posting things that create an educational conversation in the comments below.  Or seeing people have an “OOOHHH” or “aha” moment.  I have had people reach out to me with suggestions or send me articles they felt would fit right in with the challenge. These are the results I had hoped for. Interesting dialogue with other people that does not involve the rabbit hole that politics has created in []

2013-12-11 Leaning Towards Brilliant Throwback Blog

2013-12-11 Leaning Towards Brilliant – Originally posted as FB Note (again, posting throwback blogs allows me to move all of my writing under one umbrella) I had a conversation with a friend yesterday (I love you Pam) about “there really is good in the world”.  My comment to her was: “The world has a lot of “crap” in it, if all you do is read the newspaper or watch the news.  However, the world has a lot of “brilliant” in it as []

2011-07-12 25 Things About Me – Throwback Blog

Continuing with the effort to get all of my blogs under one umbrella…  Also, I like to see where my “brain” was during different periods of my life. These silly quizzes help me with that. 25 Things About Me July 12, 2011 at 6:24pm 1.  Soy Un Perdedor 2.  For my 40th bday I swam with the sharks 3.  Recently was able to skydive 4.  Spent New Years Day 2010 in the crown of the Statue of Liberty 5.  Love the song []

#48in48 Morning Paragraph #75

There are various reasons for my 48in48 self challenge.  One: knowledge is power, it is a sharable power and can be used for good.  Two: I believe people are so overwhelmed with soundbites from their own political/religious affiliation that they do not take the time to educate themselves on the particular item they are soundbiting.  This falls under the “just because Johnny jumps off a bridge does not mean you should too”.  Three: My newsfeed post-election became so horrible with hate and []

2011-01-13 They Say Mourning Takes One Year and One Day – Throwback Blog

They say mourning takes one year and one day January 13, 2011 at 8:44am Today is the anniversary of my Ma’s death.  Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better? I still try to cope by compartmentalizing the fact that she is gone.  There are days when I feel I have not given her the proper amount of mourning.  There are other days when it rushes upon me and I drown in a sea of saddness.  This was a year of “firsts”.  Every holiday []

Write A Chapter #48in48 #52

Riding horses brought Maggie peace.  Manson was more of a friend than any human ever could be.  Her parents would not understand her naming the horse after an alternative rocker, but there was something about the black and white coloration of his face and how his eyes grew large and wild sometimes that reminded her of pictures of Marilyn Manson.  As Maggie and Manson made their way through the valley she was finally able to relax. It had been a long week, []