My Country Tis of Thee

Over the years many people have asked me “what does ‘Patriotic’ mean to you”, and I have pondered that word as it pertains to me personally. I was raised, you might say, as a boy.  My Dad wanted a boy but he got me, a girl.  He taught me how to fish, shoot a gun, tie boating knots and all the things a boy would learn.  He also told me the stories of his life in the United States Coast Guard, of which he was very proud.  I have gone back in time to see what his life was like … Continue reading My Country Tis of Thee

Happy 4th of July 2015

 This isn’t supposed to be this beautiful until August.  The temp’s in my corner of the Pacific Northwest are supposed to be in the 70’s but 90’s…ugh!  And days of this heat with no rain brings out my Japanese Silk Tree blossoms and their sweet aroma, so I’m not complaining. Even the wild rabbits plop down under the sprinkler in the early morning, to cool off ahead of what (they say) will be a scorcher. Even the beautiful Hummingbirds are bathing in the sprinkler at 5 a.m. Continue reading Happy 4th of July 2015

A New Friend and updates to his progress.

I have many pictures of this beautiful Stellar Jay, and yes, I know it’s the same one.  He has a bald spot on the top of his head where he was either picked on or had a fight with a bigger bird.  Sadly shortly after this picture was taken, he now has a broken foot. He comes to me in the morning and late afternoon.  “I can’t jump up on the suet” he seems to say as he stands below it, after numerous attempts to attach his claws to the steel rungs holding his favorite morsels.  So…..I took it down … Continue reading A New Friend and updates to his progress.

2015, A New Beginning

Have you made your New Years resolution yet? I have. I wondered if I should continue with this blog, but thanks to my friends I made the decision to push forward.  This year will finalize the second book on Inflammatory Breast Cancer, only this time there will be positive stories of people who were told they had little time to live, but are still fighting “the beast”.  (at this writing I am still looking for ‘prizefighters’ who beat the odds and how life has changed for them).  Please share my quest for more stories to show the world IBC doesn’t have … Continue reading 2015, A New Beginning

Answer to ‘Hello World’

Yes, I am commenting on my own post, as I have reached a dilemma with this blog. Do I sign up for another year? Do I keep writing as there are ‘very few’ comments on what I have already written? Is anyone reading this? I know a few people get notifications when I do a new post, and I  do very much appreciate those that actually are following my writing. So I would ask those that do follow me, if you read my ramblings, could I get you to hit the ‘LIKE’ button so I know someone is out there … Continue reading Answer to ‘Hello World’