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  • Indecision, Indecision, Indecision

    I don’t know how many times this week that I hit the “delete” instead of the “publish”. I would start to write and then proof-read and decided that I was sounding too dire, and maybe, too dark. So, this may come across as rambling.

  • Celebrating Black History Month

    “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • One Year Later…How’s It Going With You?

    Letter to The Reader:

    I have some thoughts about the younger generation, no, not what is wrong or right, just thoughts from my own life.

  • A Poet and Poem That Moved My Heart

    On January 20th a young poet laureate, Amanda Gorman took the microphone at the podium during the President’s Inauguration and read a poem of her creation. I thought I would place it here. When I heard this young woman one other poet entered my mind, the poet, the late, Maya Angelou. I truly hope that […]

  • Attitude or Attitude?

    You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. Brian Tracy noun manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: […]

  • Diabetic Lemon Filling- Pie or Tarts

    This filling has become one of my favorites. I am not diabetic, but I love the taste. Amazingly it does not shrink away from the sides of the crust. Give it a try the next time you make a lemon pie or some tarts. 1 1/2 cups of Splenda No Calorie Sweetner , Granulated 1/4 […]

  • 2021 – My Thoughts About It

    I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. Neil Gaiman I am not going to […]

  • Family?

    “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” Source: Shutterfly What Is Family? Merriam Webster Dictionary – 1b also; any of various […]

  • Hard Candy Christmas

    Back in the eighties Dolly Parton along with Burt Reynolds were in a musical movie, “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”. (It is risque in parts) The movie is centered around a brothel in a rural area of Texas. The madam, “Mona” was played by Dolly. There was a sheriff, played by Burt. The two were […]

  • The Toughest Holiday Yet!

    My mother passed away in February 2000. That year was tough for me. I remember when my birthday came along and without thinking I went to my mailbox. You see, my mother had always sent a card for me, this time was different, no card. It finally hit me, oh yeah she’s gone. I sat […]

  • A Re-blog: We Do Matter — One Step Forward

    My sister sent me a link to a website today ( and they are looking for stories from people who have experience in the mental health system- either as a patient, worker or even family or friend of a patient. If you happen to want to find out more please go to the website and […] […]

  • A New Milestone

    Today I am happy to say I have reached 500 follows. I want to say Thank You to everyone of the five hundred one! These last two years have been a wonderful journey. I have met so many great people, loved all the conversations through these two years. It is my hope and desire that […]

  • Update On Chia Jam

    While discussing with my best friend, who does more canning than myself, told me that you do not need a processor. Just any pot where you can put the jars in and cover with water. Also he mentioned that you really only need about fifteen minutes. Also, some who does canning believe you do not […]

  • A Jam For Diabetics -Chia Jam- Very Healthy For Everyone

    My best friend wasn’t happy in his search for a good health jam for diabetics. So, I emailed my daughter who is Juvenile Diabetic a jam using Chia Seeds. Doing a bit of research I found an article Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Here is some of what they write about Chia […]

  • The Crippling Panic Attack

    “No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?”― Sierra D. Waters, Debbie. Back in the early nineties I was working in a fast food chain as a morning manager. I was going through […]

  • Lessons Learned In 2020

    “We stand on the edge of the abyss, across whose unknowable face we paint meaning so as not to see into it. It is always there. But we’re here too, and we are no less real than the abyss. We are no less meaningful for being transient creatures caught up in something too big for […]

  • An Update – Big General Blog

    At the time of Big General’s Interview he didn’t have a blog site. Today I found out that he created one afterwards. His blog can be found now at: Big General Sports I wish him all the best in the WordPress Community!

  • Books I’ve Read During the Pandemic of 2020

    When the shutdown started back in the early spring I decided to make good use of the time during the shutdown with the pandemic. The following are the books that I have read or I am currently reading now. To get more information about the book click on the Author’s Name. The link will take […]

  • Some Random Thoughts

    You may have noticed that my posts have been intermittent. First when I don’t have a subject I do not write. Also, I have been doing quite a bit of reading. The list of books I have read mostly deal with one subject matter, the man in the White House. I have gone back to […]

  • It Couldn’t Get Any Worse, Can It?

    “I don’t believe that this infection really is being transmitted in waves. It’s more like a coronavirus forest fire where in fact, it just burns, burns and burns. But then as soon as you let up the break, then it all comes back again.”CBS News, Oct 13, 2020 As I listened to the Global National […]

  • Re-blog of My Code Of Honor

    We should live, act, and say nothing to the injury of anyone. It is not only best as a matter of principle, but it is the path to peace and honor. Robert E. LeeRead more at ***There have been many new readers since I first wrote this post. So, I decided to re-blog it.*** […]

  • Thanksgiving 2020

    “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.”– Catherine Pulsifer It’s Thanksgiving time here in Canada, Monday October 14. I cannot help but think that this Thanksgiving may be somewhat bitter. It will be about who is not at the […]

  • Nominated For Outstanding Blogger Award Tag

    Nominated by I would like to say thank you to Mental Health 360. I truly appreciate being nominated. Questions: When was the last time you had a really good belly laugh and who were you with? It was with my best friend playing a game of Cribbage. He was joking around that he needed […]

  • October 2, 2020 – President, First Lady Tested Positive, Now In Quarantine

    Just as I was about to turn out the lights, shut off the t.v., around 11 – 11:30 p.m. the news came across with multiple news outlets announced the President and First Lady have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. Earlier today it was announced that Presidential aide, Hope Hicks, also tested positive. She was […]

  • Sticks and Stones…?

    “As human beings, we are far too broad to be boxed into labels. You cannot lead a label. You can only lead a whole person.”― Salil Jha I have been thinking about “comedy” shows, the content is basically one person hurling put-downs at someone else. I just do not find them funny, if it is not […]