Doldrums

‚ÄčThe other day, my little swath of the Midwest had a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on the ground. It made a mess of things, as storms often do, but the next day was beautiful. I ended up taking a short walk enjoying the snow for what it was worth. But I […]

Dance of Light

Story time! Many who follow this blog know I write tales of portal fantasies, which I have published in e-book and paperback format and can be found HERE. But every so often, I also write little stories for fun and to expand my own writing ability. This was one of them, which was inspired by […]

A much needed hike

I am fortunate to have every other Saturday off, for the most part, at my full time job. This past Saturday was one such day and it was a glorious autumnal day at that. Since the other half works a traditional Monday to Friday 9-5 job, he and I plan things to do on my […]

Rains

This summer, my little swath of the Midwest has been having some drought-like conditions. For most of the summer, precipitation was scarce. Yes, we had a storm here or there, but not enough to do more than moisten the ground before the dry warmth of the summer sun baked it up again. But this past […]

Road trips

Road trips are a beacon of summer.  Mention a road trip to an American and one is instantly transported to miles and miles of connecting interstates and roadways, where at any moment any number of cars are traveling.  Who knows what cars one might see on the road trip too.  There are infinitesimal numbers of […]

Breath

Today is Pentecost in most Christian denominations. Traditionally, it is the day that the Holy Spirit was gifted to the early church. This day is considered the birthday of the Christian denomination. Thinking about this day also makes me think of the Holy Spirit. It then leads me, almost naturally to think of that title […]

Learning to Dance Again

The other night, the other half and I, along with a good friend of ours, went to our local zoo for a fundraising event called the Wild Lights Festival. There were illuminated lanterns everywhere depicting many mythological creatures, endangered animals and more. Even though a thunderstorm was rolling in, we decided to go, since it […]

Just Be

Today I was able to get outside and do some writing out under my favorite tree at my favorite little park. I was able to just sit and be. And of course, let my mind wander and compose words, sentences, whole paragraphs even without trying to bend it to any will. It’s the be-ing part […]

The Constantly Changing, Mood Inducing, Sometimes Bizarre Weather

It’s been officially Spring in my little swath of the Midwest for the past couple of weeks, though sometimes, some days, it doesn’t feel like it. There are days when it’s beautiful and warm. I’ve posted a few of those beautiful days on my Instagram, documenting the beauty and the magic of the warm spring […]