Accountability is Responsibility

Every person is accountable for their own actions and reactions and choices that they make. We can blame society, our parents, GOD, or someone else for our troubles, but that doesn’t mean we are right. If you do not like your present circumstances then change them. Change can be a painful process, but allowing something or someone to control you is even more painful as it chips away at your spirit, confidence, self-esteem, and ability to make decisions. I didn’t like the way my father reared us three children. He was quick to anger and quick to hit you with … Continue reading Accountability is Responsibility

Freedom to be Patriotic?

The United States of America- Land of the Free! Some people are foolishly chasing their own tail.  Racism is alive and thriving in America. People of African descent claim their ancestors were abused by Americans and they would be correct. But there were whites than were enslaved as well. And Indians, Chinese, and other immigrants that cheap labor and inflated prices kept them enslaved to the LandLord. All americans can look backwards and find injustices done at the mentality and hands of others. Inciting riots based on race or skin color is just plain wrong. It really bothers me that … Continue reading Freedom to be Patriotic?

History will be forgotten and repeat itself

If we take down statutes that immortalize Confederate Army personnel then we are guilty of  re-writing history.   2017 Race Riots and Bigotry are doing quite well in the United States of America- Land of the Free!  Statues, naming schools, or towns are symbols that change meaning the further you get away from the beginning of history. Politicians run scared of opposition and cow down to fear of what might be rather than stand up and say “Look! It is what it is!” The German occupied people removed statues and other reminders of the Hitler-Stalin years. Children need to see … Continue reading History will be forgotten and repeat itself

I Break for Yard Sales (Across the Southern States)

Historic US 80 Hi-Way Sale Dates and Hours Third weekends of April and October each year Friday through Sunday, except when the sale falls on a holiday 2017 Fall dates: October 20, 21 and 22 2018 Spring dates: April 20, 21 and 22 Hours vary, but typically vendors are operating by 8 a.m. and operate until the evening Shoppers are encouraged to stop and enjoy local cuisine, flea markets, and community events along the way. Check the Chamber of Commerce website in each individual state for more information on the sale and affiliated activities. 411 sale The Route More than 250 … Continue reading I Break for Yard Sales (Across the Southern States)

The Power of Friendship

The class was over, and still I sat, it was 1988. The professor, an old woman asked if she could buy me a soda pop. Her name is Dr. Edythe Leupp, a professor at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma. I had decided to drop out of college; a dream of mine since I was 14 years old. Dr. Leupp asked me to tell her my story- who am I. In a cantankerous moment, I decided, “what the heck, you want to know, I’ll tell you.” I was enduring a serious depression, later (1993) identified as Schizoaffective Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, … Continue reading The Power of Friendship

Walking in my shoes- a father’s tale

My dear Son, I anticipate the arrival of you birth with wonder. I promise that I will be a great provider of unconditional love. I remember with delight… The joy of hearing “Dah-dah” from your tiny lips. The pleasure of holding your hands as you prance and practice taking your first steps. The excitement of your first day of school And the name of your first girl to love. I remember the agony you felt when you received your first black eye from a bully twice your size, then later, the pride of the victory when you cut him down … Continue reading Walking in my shoes- a father’s tale

The NERVE of some people

My sister Gaynell came to visit for three weeks between our moms’ in Oklahoma and my place in Texas. While she was gone from Alabama, someone decided to make a house for themselves out of her belongings. She got home to find that most of her stuff was gone, stolen, and the near neighbors a mile away suspected nothing amis. We are talking groceries, towels and linens, jewelry, computers and electronics, pots and pans, dishes, clothes, everything imaginable but furniture. She is discombobulated at the nerve of some people. Someone had to know she was going out of state. Her … Continue reading The NERVE of some people

Excerpt from Shining Armour

He was handsome. Nearly six feet and one hundred seventy pounds of lean muscle. Dark brown hair and chocolate eyes that a girl could lose herself in. He was shouting, “Hey! Evelyn, is it you?” Coming out of the temporary daze I answer, “No!” Coming closer still he saw his mistake and apologizes that he mistook me for someone else. At five feet and one-half inch and weighing in at eighty-nine pounds; I was used to hearing lines from boys and men; even while assuming it was just a line, I was flattered to be noticed by him, if only … Continue reading Excerpt from Shining Armour

Why a Blog?

I began my blog as a forum to display works in progress of different literary activities and craft projects.  I am trying to become an excellent writer with a variety of subjects to capture a wide audience at first. Basically,  I’m throwing darts and seeing which ones stick.  If you have any suggestions on my work efforts please send me a comment. I can only improve from this point forwards- I think!   Continue reading Why a Blog?