I used to love my country. I was proud of it. No more. Constant gun violence and Nothing done about it. Shootings in schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, synagogues and churches, to name a few places struck by senseless violence. So many broken lives. Twenty children slaughtered by a young man with an AR-15 and … Continue reading Alien Nation
When will I see my children again? I miss them so. Not yet, says the pandemic. When will I travel home again? I want to see my siblings and reconnect with family. Not yet, says the pandemic. When can I go into public places without wearing a mask? It's uncomfortable and hard to breathe freely. Not … Continue reading Not Yet
Recently I ran a series Public Relations for Authors which focused on how we are perceived by those who view our profile photographs, biographies and presence on social media. This included guest posts on other writer’s blogs. Here is an opportunity to not only promote your own blog or books, but those of someone you … Continue reading Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – AuthorsDarlene Foster and Nancy Blodgett Klein
Pretty mosaic by Las Ramblas I recently discovered a great way to explore the world without leaving your house. It's a company called Heygo. https://www.heygo.com/. You can travel to many far-flung places and it doesn't cost anything. The web site includes a calendar with all upcoming tours on it. So you peruse that and sign … Continue reading World Traveling Without Leaving Home
I almost died when a wasp stung me at 20 I was dumped by a man I thought I loved at 30 My heart was broken by the suicide of a special friend at 60 But I am still standing Many years ago, my parents died, and it bothers me still This year I broke … Continue reading Still Standing
Lesleigh Coyer in front of the grave of her brother, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Coyer, at Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery in March 2013. He died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been called the "graveyard of Empires." The British tried to take over the country twice and failed. The Russians also … Continue reading US leaving “Graveyard of Empires.”
Our Zen Garden Hibiscus beauty is short lived. The bloom is here today, gone tomorrow. Such delicate flowers blooming from a riot of stems Don't know what these pink flowers are called but they thrive in sunny Spain Even our bushes are blossoming!
I am please to announce that an anthology I have been involved in has been released. Life Lessons, Guidance for All Ages, complied by Nancy Blodgett …Life Lessons
By Nancy B. Klein How did I get this old? When I was 10, I thought 65 was ancient, one foot already in the grave! Now I am here already. How the years have flown by. I was always in such a hurry to do something else, go somewhere else. Never comfortable in the present … Continue reading On Turning 65
2020, the first year of the Great Disruption. It had been 100 years since our last pandemic. We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us. Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down. All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed: No hugs or kisses. No parties. … Continue reading The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?