This is how I spread my wings, on four winds in mournful sigh, this is how I live my dreams, this is how I fly, Into a night that's darker deep, than the black at the bottom of the sea, Into a soul so fast asleep, aching to be free. I'll fly out to the … Continue reading Wings
Big ideas. I'm having a Quantum Leap kind of day. Hypothesizing some things. Suspend your disbelief for a moment and imagine you can see the future. Decades ago, you held an object in your hand, a picture, and looked into the future. You said that what you saw was the Mona Lisa talking, no sound, … Continue reading Quantum Leap: The Mona Lisa Question
Don't try to put me in your pigeon hole, don't tell me how you sold your soul, I don't really want to know, I've got problems of my own. Don't you know they broke the mold, when they made me? When they made me. I don't want to hear your tale of woe, What you … Continue reading Pigeon Hole
Here's a great write up/interview of author Danielle Steel at Glamour mag. How has Steel written 179 books? She writes/works twenty to twenty-two hours a day. If that sounds like b.s. to you, you might not be a writer, or at least not one who knows what it's like to lose yourself in the story, … Continue reading Danielle Steel
Some of the photographs I've taken this Spring. Photography is one of my favorite hobbies. ~ TS
The people I've loved the most are those so confidently at ease with themselves, that they put others at ease. If there's a guy railing against bacon, why it's bad for you and no one should ever eat bacon because he hates it, and no one should ever listen to music from the 1950's either, … Continue reading At Ease With One’s Self
The Keeper A slow and steady flame, Does burn inside this heart, Though with it knowledge came, To rip my soul apart. Of the garden fruit, I ate, And it hath digested me, I wondered out the gate, Eager to be free. But the world I found out there, I could not understand, … Continue reading The Keeper
I've long wanted to visit Paris. Some years ago I began having dreams about the city. The dreams subsided but my interest in visiting did not. In recent years I'd resigned myself to thinking it would remain a lovely dream, perhaps a necessary one, but nothing more than that. While it remains possible that such … Continue reading Notre Dame is Burning
The other day I made it a point to follow the posts, to really look at the posts, of a couple of people whom I know to hold political views that are at opposite ends of the spectrum. What I garnered from that is that everyone is living in their own world, their own reality, … Continue reading Into the Hours After Midnight
"It is always night, or we wouldn't need light." Thelonious Monk Some twenty-six years ago, I began writing down, collecting, quotes in a journal. One of the first entries is "There is a woman at the beginning of all great things." ~Alphonse Lamartine. I think I found that one on a tea tab for some … Continue reading It is Always Night, Or We Wouldn’t Need Light
The rain has been seemingly incessant. It was ingrained in me throughout my youth not to be a "complainer." However, seeing as how I am now firmly into my middle age, I am, on occasion, given to indulging myself in a bit of complaining and I will tell you, I think I've had it with … Continue reading Inclement Weather, and Quotes from Saint Joan
Masquerading in the steady winds of the Autumn night, Bonnie is sure she's seen a monster. Alice Monaghan has been entrusted with a secret, the viridescent mist is keeping one too. Something lurks in the grass, by the light of the Scorpio Moon, while Pauline walks the cemetery, row after row, each day. Sandy Jefferson … Continue reading Covenants of Lingering Bones, Release Day.
Oh my dears, what to say about this book? Prior to having read this book, "Frankenstein", knowing the story only from film, cultural osmosis, I would likely have classified it simply as a horror story. I would have been incorrect, or at the least not giving it the credit it deserves. This book is, in … Continue reading Frankenstein
I'm going to ramble for a minute or two, then I'm going to go finish cleaning up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen tonight making cookies and carving pumpkins. Remember the other day I said I'd been so busy lately I ended up getting ahead of myself with my Halloween stuff? Well, no … Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I've found several versions of the quote. What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may … Continue reading Mr. Mercury
the only advice ever for dealing with jackasses is to ignore them. even when you end up in tears, don't give them that either. sometimes easier said than done. sometimes dealing with jackasses temporarily turns you into one. get up. go on.