A Dark and Stormy Night

Thunder rolled in the distance. Lightning streaked the sky. A forked bolt touched the ground and lit the horizon for a moment. Eric marked the distance and pulled the collar of his duster up around his neck. Cold drops reached between his Stetson and collar to prick his neck. Was that it? There was something … Continue reading A Dark and Stormy Night

How Letter-Writing Can Change The World

Did you know that letter-writing is still a thing? That people still take the time and effort to put words on paper, hand-written words, and mail them to friends and loved ones? Recently, I read a blog from a teacher who still teaches her students the art of letter writing. And, let's be honest, it … Continue reading How Letter-Writing Can Change The World

2018 Word For The Year: Redeem

Happy 2018 Everyone! Are you ready to take this year on. After the steamroller that was 2017, I plan on keeping my eye on 2018. Of course, that's what I said with 2017. I shared how my plans for the year didn't flow the way I wanted, but that got me thinking: Where did I … Continue reading 2018 Word For The Year: Redeem

2017: A Recap and Status Report

In January, I called out 2017 and challenged it to be on its toes. I'd keep an eye on it, hold it accountable, and make sure it squeezed out every last ounce of blood-sweat-and-tears it had in productivity. It seems 2017 had a good laugh at me. Every year, I do the Word-For-The-Year resolution, and … Continue reading 2017: A Recap and Status Report

Christmas Bells – My Annual Sharing

https://youtu.be/M7670CXvPX0 Christmas Bells - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Till, ringing, singing on its way, The world revolved from night to day, A voice, a chime, A chant sublime Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South, And with the sound The carols drowned Of peace on earth, good-will to men! It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a continent, And made forlorn The households born Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said: "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead; nor doth he sleep! The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!" ______________________________________________________________ I know I share this every year, but I cannot get enough … Continue reading Christmas Bells – My Annual Sharing