Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors

Sometimes, when the results of one activity become a road-block, it is time for a change of direction. With the great weather drawing me outside and a long list of projects to work on, I am reducing my blogging activity for the summer months. Honestly, it is nice to put effort into activities that give … Continue reading Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors


F-Bombs? WTF?

OK, it's time to stop dancing around the issue of whether to use The F-Word in writing or talking. I find the word an accurate expression of the intensity of feeling. With four years in the Navy and almost twenty years in construction, I am no stranger to adding spicy words to my communication. Still, … Continue reading F-Bombs? WTF?

Be Present in the Moment, Be Engaged

For me, being present at the moment and engaged in living means the difference between observing and taking part. To be imbalanced either way is to miss out on something. If you are only observing, you are trying to enjoy life in a second-hand way. You are not part of what is going on. And … Continue reading Be Present in the Moment, Be Engaged

Thoughtfulness, the Best New Year’s Resolution

Amazing, isn't it? A one word New Year’s Resolution that everyone should make, and one that, few people do. Thoughtfulness can be applied daily, in a limitless number of ways. Let’s consider just one. Thoughtfulness towards Seniors. Do you have someone in your family or maybe in your circle of friends that is getting on … Continue reading Thoughtfulness, the Best New Year’s Resolution

Praise for

Today I discovered just what a great organization is. When I first started this blog through it was on their free plan and I had a site address of Not long afterward, I reacted to one of their email ads suggesting I change to the paid plan so that I could have … Continue reading Praise for

Fireside Reflections

Morning Musings 11/17/17 It’s between 4 and 5 am when I get out of bed to start my day. With the pellet stove turned up and the coffee brewing I spend a few minutes checking email accounts. Then it is time for my favorite time of the day. I sit down in front of the … Continue reading Fireside Reflections

Discouragement Visits Again

Last night I questioned the effort I am putting into my writing. It wasn't the first time, and certainly won't be the last. But, let's call it what it is, discouragement. We all feel that way. Some more than others. Some more often than others. Maybe last night's visit from old discouragement was because I … Continue reading Discouragement Visits Again