writing to a soundtrack

Me at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA performing my 15 minutes of fame video.

There are days I will write to total silence. I read my own writing aloud on those days without distractions and without the feelings and emotions that a musical background tend to provoke. It’s only the words I’m interested in hearing. The cadence of how they sound and the beat and meaning they release to the reader.

Will the next person reading my words aloud understand exactly what I was trying to tell them? Continue reading

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Where am I?

Bending my mind around the magnitude of talent and thought that went into some of the art I have experienced takes me to another world whenever I need a vacation from this reality.

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Breakfast at the beach access

Chest high and smooth as silk, these half barrels break far enough out that you can ride them all the way down the beach.

The sun breaks through the rain clouds and shines a constant beam on the lone old-timer in a full wetty braving the cold Atlantic this morning, as I quietly chew my burrito.   Continue reading

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hates dancing


Let’s pretend you are stuck in a room of about a dozen people and they are all dancing. They are laughing, smiling, having a great time and they are all dancing. Everyone is dancing except for you and that’s because you hate dancing.

You hate everything about dancing.   Continue reading

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Feral Cat donations

I have had a GoFundMe for over a year and just recently added a new page to this blog so folks can donate directly to me. I love this! Check it out! 🙂

Please help support our feral cats

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when was the last time You Questioned Your Beliefs?

tiny me

When was the last time you questioned your beliefs?

I know with the state of our government these days, a lot of folks are questioning what they believe politically and that’s all part of what makes us part of society. My question digs a little deeper than that.

We grow up being taught a certain way to believe. I was fortunate that my grandfather also believed in spiritual beings deserving to choose for themselves. I was taken to church every Sunday as a child and I was baptized and christened as a baby there. When I reached a certain age I was Confirmed as a church member and attended Catechism. But when I turned fifteen years old my grandfather gave me a choice.   Continue reading

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reading the Blurb, but not the entire post

Business agreement deal at coffee shop

When you only read the blurb, the lead-in that describes a written article, but you fail to click the link and read the entire post, are you getting the Big Picture, or just the teaser that has nothing to do with the final words?

Some folks read the blurb and they think they know what the gist of the entire post is and they respond, but only to the blurb. This is a bit frustrating to those of us that spend hours composing a thoughtful article that the blurb barely scratches the surface of.

Why bother writing beyond the blurb if that’s all folks are reading?

“I was told I have an inoperable tumor and only have one week left to live. I was going to another doctor to get a second opinion.” [ 684 more words ]   Continue reading

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