Magic Lessons #100happydays

As of 9/23 there are only 100 days left in the year. I began the first 100 days of 2015 and ended it doing this and will be doing it again. Here is today's happy thing. I enjoy Liz Gilbert's podcast Magic Lessons. She talks to writers, poets, and other creative people who are struggling with something that …

Thoughts on the Declaration of Freedom

Today I clicked on the “I feel lucky” link on Google.com. This led me to trending topics, which led me to read the Declaration of Independence. Which, other than what I might have read in school a million years ago, I can’t say I have looked at any time recently. I have a friend, Dave …

Walls

Inspiration:  Kennedy’s visit to Berlin in 1963 Since the building of a wall is a strong topic in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, I thought it would be interesting to consider another wall that was built and taken down. I am not at all knowledgeable enough on this topic to offer an opinion and I …

Seeking Cures

I am back after a few weeks of traveling. I'm taking a different approach today, reflecting on a verse from the Bible. This one stood out to me because I have many friends and family members who have been dealing with various forms of illness recently. Matthew 4:24 His fame spread to all of Syria, and …

Happy Birthday, Tracey!!!

Today is the birthday of one of my closest friends. I am an only child who really liked being an only child, yet on occasion I’d think it would be nice if I had a big sister who was who was there for me and shared her stuff with me, and that is Tracey. I …

Flight

Inspiration: 1934TWA began commercial service   Finding their rows, shoving their belongings in the overhead bin  or under the seats and buckling in. The unusual white noise of the cabin, so different than anywhere else in the world- The energy of a group of strangers meeting in one destination to go to another destination and disperse, …

Voices

Inspiration: 1920Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'arc) canonized a saint   I hear voices telling me what to do Telling me what’s right and wrong It may seem I am a slave to them Not free to choose for myself but in fact they lead me on where I’m meant to go and have kept me from hardships …

Exceptional

    sometimes we don’t realize because other people don’t see things like we do that we’re not wrong we are visionaries   Inspiration: Florence Nightingale  I didn't realize this before but I share a birthday with Florence Nightingale. She was a nurse and statistician who lived from 1820-1910.  I recently read an article about her …

Circumnavigate (Haiku)

  Day, night, hours pass  Events that make up the day Revolve and evolve     Inspiration: 1960  US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe #MDBC2016 May Day Blogging Challenge 2016 What is it? A way to make sure my friend and I continue blogging in May because we need to be …

Lemon on the Counter

1950 Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)   Slice it in half apply pressure through the brillo pad rind sail through the jelly center and confront the other rind   Grasp it and squeeze like a tennis ball citrus aroma dresses the ordinary be careful not to spurt juice in my eye   #MDBC2016 …

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