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’

The Bottom of the World

Reminiscence’s of my first trip to New Zealand Thirty-Three years ago The view from Mt. Victoria from Devonport, across the bay from Auckland New Zealand Throw away the girdles and let your seams out. The fresh bread shops, green grocer and butcher are alive and well at the bottom of the world, in New Zealand. Take a deep breath, turn your mind back twenty years and forget the worries of our ever increasing plastic society and the long gas lines. Enter a world where wringer washers are the common place and big fancy cars are almost nonexistent. Tea time in … Continue reading The Bottom of the World

What would Tina do?

What would my daughter have done, if she were still alive? I look to the heavens even now after six years and  still ask myself, out loud at repeatedly, “what would Tina do?”  I know the answer, and it helps me get through some very tough and awkward times.  She died on August 29, 2007, one day before my husband and my anniversary.  “Ouch” say many who find this out. The day she found out she had cancer is just before Thanksgiving, another ‘Ouch’. Her birthday is right before Christmas, the biggest ‘Ouch’ of all. It’s been over five years … Continue reading What would Tina do?

Withdrawal

Webster’s dictionary states that ‘withdrawal’ is: “a retreat or retirement especially into a more secluded or less exposed place or position.” My husband and I experienced this syndrome recently.  Not from drugs or from alcohol but from computers, television, cell phone reception, and even radio.  Yes, we were cut off from the civilized world of electronics.  No news, Facebook, the Stock Market, or online games.  Totally isolated from noise.  The only thing we could hear was the sound of pounding surf from the Pacific Ocean, and the pounding rain on the roof of our newly purchased 32′ motor home equipped … Continue reading Withdrawal

A Piece of Peace

With all the fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and other places on this big blue globe we humans share, we as Americans forget one faction of people from other parts of the world who fight inwardly everyday for rights we take for granted. These people want only one small thing. To worship freely and openly as Christians, Judaism, Buddhist, Catholics, and yes Muslims, plus the many other faiths that form the world population. We as Americans, many of us living in the suburbs of our cities and towns, surrounded by nationalities from throughout the globe, cannot understand why they, the … Continue reading A Piece of Peace