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  • Finally! The tide is turning. Like the water washing over you when you sit or lay down on the beach – it feels good. With each ebb and flow, the stress is leaving, carried off into the deep. This has been a learning experience for me because I never believed I could get stressed anymore. I was wrong. Yet, my stress has been all about my fears of…[Read more]

  • One outside toilet was shared between four families, bath time was either in the same sink you washed your dishes in, (by hand), or in a metal tub in front of the coal fire. Bed time meant sharing one bed with four other people, two at the top, two at the bottom. We all shared the same deprivations and poverty in that rough, tough, working class…[Read more]

  • Finding it hard to take that there is SO much evil everywhere right now.

  • Do you believe in the Spirit world? I do! Since a VERY early age, due to my own experiences. I have had many experiences, many ‘tales to tell’, some of which have been shared by others who can attest to what I’m saying. We all go through periods of doubt and ‘low energy’ but I always find that Spirit brings me back to where I should be. Walking…[Read more]

  • Didya ever hear/ read Hans Christian Andersen’s story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’? It’s an old story but a good one with deep meaning. If you haven’t I thoroughly encourage you to research it and become familiar with it, if only for no other reason than to find out why I feel just like the little boy who climbed up the lampost….!

    • No I haven’t….but they do have it on my Audible app. I will add it to my list. I currently am listening to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. So many good reads out there that many will never read….or listen to 😉 I read and listen….but I only listen when I am working on a project, painting or driving.

      • It’s an uneasy awareness when you realize that you will never read, or write, everything you’d like to in this lifetime.

  • We have been invited to join family in the Outer Banks next year for a week. The place looks lovely and I have never been there so it would mean seeing a little more of America. Only one problem. We have two little dogs and I already feel guilty just thinking about putting them into a kennel for six days. Previously, if we took a week away with…[Read more]

    • I hope they do. I am kinda ‘obliged’ to go but I will have that emo connection to my furbabys while I’m gone and I will have to make it up to them when I return. It is a bind, sometimes, being so sensitive to things.

  • This is for those who don’t like snow. I know, it may seem strange making such a post in the middle of a heatwave summer but those who don’t like snow, know it is coming and perhaps dread the thought of getting up in the morning and seeing that blank whiteness outside which they know they will have to deal with, either by shoveling or using a snow…[Read more]

    • I have tried both. I’m better with snow angels than snow men but my boys like trying. I HATE shoveling snow but I steadfastly refuse to buy a snow blower. I will admit to having tried, on occasion, to ‘write’ my name in the snow (what male hasn’t?) lol but it never worked out. haha

  • Happy Birthday America(ns). Hope your animals weren’t too traumatized.

  • I gave up on Facebook when I couldn’t express my thoughts freely anymore without being banned. I was never a tweeter on twitter and instagram was just too instant for me. I peeked at Parler, glanced at Gab and tried out MeWe but none of these sat well or ‘did it’ for me. Maybe I’m just too old, set in my ways or something to appreciate these…[Read more]

    • Hi Jim! Long time …. Great to see you’re still here 🙂

    • You want me to blush? lol I long for the ‘old thoughts’ and, by extension, the old “me”. So much has changed in so short a time. It is so nice to have some connections – some lovely, brilliant connections – to what went before. You, and Ben and the ‘old thoughtsters’, especially those whom I was honored to meet, are my refuge, and always will be.…[Read more]

  • White male, gay or other

    What are my pronouns?

    He, she, it, hey you

    I don’t really care.

    Call me what makes you comfie

    I really will be okay

    and I really don’t much care what country you call […]

    • Nice one. I feel the same. I can’t accept that I am supposed to apologize for being something that other’s have chosen to assign to me, even although I am not what they seem to think.

  • I was told once by a fleeting acquaintance that I think too much which is where the lines on my face come from. I wasn’t offended, she was right on the spot. I DO think too much. Sometimes, it’s a problem, an issue, but it is just who I am. I have what I consider to be an almost unique perception on many things in life. The strange thing is that…[Read more]

  • I’m beginning to feel even more like Jonathan Livingston Seagull (as told by Richard Bach) in this world. On the outside, looking in.

  • @kassielassie, with America do your best and hope enough others do the same. See people as humans first and treat them with love indepent of their religion or politics. In the end, we will reap what we sow.

  • I’ve been writing erotic novels for decades. Some day I am going to get the energy together and publish them. But, until then, I will just enjoy editing them until they are perfect … or until I die […]

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 years ago

    What path are you walking now? What is your mission here? Have you discovered that yet?

    • I love that take on this…. “walking each other home”. I had not seen it like this before until you said it. Thank you!

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 years ago

    “Listen Easy, you can hear God calling…”
    Have you heard the call lately? If not, perhaps you are too caught up in this world and the drama of other peoples lives. The call can be heard in silent times, the signs are there if you look and the messages are clear if you open your heart and mind.

    If you listen easy, you can hear God calling..!

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 years ago

    I love interacting with nature and being aware of it. Lately, doing some yard work that required the removal of the top layer of sod, I was joined by a little bird. I would dig some and stack the sod then take a break. During this she would swoop down and get worms and grubs to feed her hungry family and boy were they hungry. She was hardly gone…[Read more]

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