O’Hare Airport, age 16 I was on my way home from school, landing at O’Hare Airport, where my brother was supposed to meet me. Dressed in a striped mini-dress, I was overloaded with an expensive camera hanging on a strap over my shoulder and luggage surrounding me. My sister’s family lives near the airport, and […]Read More Post-a-day: I thought I’d never come back from that one!
I don’t usually make resolutions since I tend to either forget about them or decide I don’t want to do them. This year, however, there are a few things that, since I’ve already started them, I am resolved to continue! I reached my Weight Watchers goal weight last month. If I maintain my weight within […]Read More DPChallenge: I resolve in 2013…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get […]Read More 2012 in review
I don’t often write poetry, but sometimes that’s how the most difficult and painful subjects come out. I didn’t know what this was going to end up until I wrote it, a poem in 4 sections. BARBIE DOLL On display Barbie dolls line the shelf Different personalities: Casual with jeans t-shirt ponytail And high heels […]Read More Barbie Doll
The prompt today is: Write page three of your autobiography. During the years in which I was between six and twelve years old, I continued developing my nascent creative interests in drawing, writing and using my imagination. Social relationships were extremely important to me, as well as difficult to secure. Most of my friends were […]Read More Post-a-day (12/30) prompt: Childhood
The prompt is: Tell us about the role that faith plays in your life — or doesn’t. My faith has gone through several permutations. I’ve gone through periods in which I didn’t attend church nor think much about religion, but I did realize I needed a spiritual outlet. I am constantly evaluating and reexamining my […]Read More Post-a-day (12/29) prompt: Faith
Maniacs kill people. Maniacs with guns kill more people. Since the Sandy Hook massacre, I have been preoccupied with the issues surrounding gun control. I have watched NRA president Wayne LaPierre try to deflect attention away from a discussion of assault weapons and whether they should be available to the general public. He mentioned violent […]Read More Message to the NRA leadership: Arming teachers will not make us safer!
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Now for a keen observer, online stalker or my mother you will notice a few days were lost between cities, it's fine pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!! Salvador and the Bahia state have a lot of history. Salvador was the first landing point of Portuguese,…
The prompt for December 8 was: What is your earliest memory? Describe it in detail, and tell us why you think that experience was the one to stick with you. I think my earliest memory was of nursery school (what preschool was called in those days). It was my first taste of what I considered […]Read More Post-a-day (Dec. 8) – My first memory