Sunset

The First Peace

I want to thank Aguycalledbloke and  Anita Bowen at Onelightonesource for nominating me for the 3-Day Quote Challenge.  The rules are simple: I must thank those who nominated me, post one quote per day for three consecutive days, and nominate new bloggers each day. Today’s quote: The first peace, […]

standard poodle

My Week in Pictures

This week, instead of writing about my life right now, I wanted to share it in pictures. Despite the  snow showers we are having every few days, it is still spring. I’m sorry if the photo quality isn’t up to my usual standards, these were all taken with […]

Finding Home #WATWB

Many large cities struggle to take care of their mentally ill population that is homeless. These individuals are living a high-risk life with frequent interactions with emergency services and law enforcement. Rather than ignore the problem, blame the people, or just try to medicate it away, Denver, Colorado […]

goffin's cockatoo, white parrot

Flock Call

Parrots are social animals and prefer to gather in flocks; they don’t enjoy being alone. Sometimes, they need the reassurance that their flock is there, even out of sight. That’s when you hear a flock call. A flock call is a little sound they make just to check […]

Orange and white cat

Russell Sprout Gently on My Mind

I’ve been thinking about Russell Sprout lately. (If you missed his passing, it is mentioned in an earlier post about loss in general, 8 Lessons about Letting Go.) He was pretty aloof most of the time, not what I expected. I’ve had such affectionate cats, that I didn’t […]

writing, editing

PCs for People #WATWB

The digital divide isn’t talked about much. Although affluent families may think nothing of each family member having their own computer, low-income families often can’t afford a computer at all. The adults may be able to go to a local library to check their email, but for children […]

Red poodle

Dog Talk

Our senior dog, Jazz, is quite a chatty one. He’ll bark occasionally, but that’s not what I’m talking about. He is 15 years old, almost completely blind, and almost entirely deaf, so he is never on security detail. When he was younger, we had mastiffs running household security. […]

palm tree, beach

Who am I, Really?

I used to wonder about anorexics who still thought they were fat when they were rail-thin. How could someone not see themselves as she is? I am beginning to relate just a tiny bit. I still have shirts that were always too small at the back of the […]

mountain goat

My 6th Blogiversary

Last week I celebrated my sixth blogiversary (blogging anniversary). I began blogging because I had several unrelated people tell me they thought I should. Me? Why? I was surprised and confused, and thought about it for a year before taking the plunge. I couldn’t imagine that I could […]