I have noticed that many Americans today are enthralled with the sharp-tongued boastings of golden boy, Donald Trump. He seems to have an answer for everything and everyone.  But, this brash and flashy billionaire doesn’t impress me. On the contrary, Mr. Trump’s empty, but emphatic, rhetoric rivals that of the notorious snake oil salesmen of […]

Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  It’s 2 am, and I’m wide awake. After three nights of sleeping 5-6 consecutive hours like normal folks, Insomnia strikes AGAIN! Ugh!   It’s very frustrating. After forcing myself to go to bed before midnight for the last three nights, I made the mistake of taking a nap around 9 this morning, […]

I’ve held over 20-something jobs in my working life… .

          Slumbering Skunk   Baby’s bliss    Snuggle down   Velvet on shag  In the middle of getting up, I decided to take another nap!    “Mmm! Love these satin sheets!”   Blissful birds   Tiny angel napping         Counting sheep to sleep      Mouse mattress   Cat-napping   Bosom Buddies   Agh!    Lights out!   […]

“Happy birthday to you.  Happy birthday to you. You look like a blah-blah… And you smell like one, too!” I remember hearing and singing this ditty as a young child with my friends, then, laughing and chasing each other around in fun. The ironic thing is, I probably did often smell like some kind of […]

Many parents have heard the urgent pleadings of their children, who have become ecstatic, in the blissful hopes of having a pet of their very own, to love and cherish. No thoughts of emptying clumps from dirty litter boxes, nor of bathing a muddy pooch, nor even of mucking out a smelly stall, can mar […]

  A silent sunrise, too beautiful for my iPhone camera, speaking volumes.  Pristine and misty-blue ice giants, a churning of the vast sea, and a flock of penguins render me awestruck.    A random growth of “weeds” gracefully surrounds a cultivated azalea with beauty.    The desert, ablaze with color, forms a teeming ecosystem.   Every inch of […]