Things that Go Bump in Your Mind

Seeing Ghosts

‘Tis the season of creaks and squeaks and ghostly imaginings. I just realized that Halloween is tomorrow, and I haven’t done my usual number of spooky posts and reflections on things that go bump in the night. Anyone who has followed me for a while now realizes that I have a fascination with the supernatural. … Read more

Don’t Wait . . . Create

I had an epiphany in the middle of the night last week. It was not a religious epiphany or something that can save the world. I awoke from a dream with a feeling of peace and a moment of clarity. I finally understood what has been holding me down from truly pursuing my dream to … Read more

The Journey as Sestina

 I felt like writing poetry today, and decided to challenge myself by writing in a form called Sestina. I’ve only used this form once before, in a poem I wrote years ago for my sister called “A Sestina from the Heart”.  MOVING INTO THE UNKNOWN Box by box, item by item, I pack for our … Read more

H is for . . .

I have been struggling a little today, with a blank screen and a blank mind. This will be a week of juggling too many balls at once, and I am feeling overwhelmed. When I posted on Facebook that I had nothing to say and no “H” words to write about, my dear friend Beth suggested … Read more

What Happens Next?

  I’ve noticed that many people lately live fearful lives. There seem to be many causes for this: The economy: which leaves financial security and career opportunities unknown Nature: which leaves the question of the entire earth surviving into the future unknown An aging society: which leaves us open to more unknown diseases and health … Read more

Creating Dreams in the Midst of Chaos

I am struggling a little today with who I am and what I want out of life. I mean, I’m surrounding by people pursuing their passions and following their dreams, but I feel like a supporting player. I guess that’s okay, but it can be frustrating at times when I know I can do so … Read more

She Who Laughs at Herself . . .

I was just fooling around on Facebook and got my daily fortune cookie. It said “He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.” It got me thinking that I am taking everything too seriously. Yes, my life doesn’t seem to be going in the direction I thought it would. Yes, life … Read more