Category: Dear Readers

Strictly No Elephants?

Amazing how one can be inspired by reading a child’s picture book. In “Strictly No Elephants,” the children with exotic pets were not allowed into the pet club. So, they build their own club where everyone was welcomed. A great lesson on the feeling…

Wonderment

Writers need to keep every snippet of wonderment they can muster. 🧚🏽‍♀️🦄 That’s where the diamonds are buried.

In Celebration

This week, in celebration of Juneteenth, I wanted to share a compilation or writers who contributed to our world through their words. Because, unless you haven’t heard – Black Lives Matter. Note: The backdrop for these images is the Pan African Flag that symbolizes…

In Memory

🖤❤️⁠ In memory of Emmitt Till, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and too many others.⁠⁠If this poem resonates with you, please post of your compassion and tag me or leave a comment so I can be filled up with your words Or, feel free to…

Unsettling In

“They settle into the seats around me⁠and make themselves comfortable.⁠They nudge, prod and poke ⁠but I ignore them.⁠The memories want me ⁠to pay them attention⁠to take me somewhere I’ve already been⁠and don’t care to go back to.⁠They speed me down the track⁠faster than this…

Girl from Yonder

You know how some poems you write and look back upon you just think, “oh yeah, I remember that one,” ? I wrote The Girl from Yonder several years ago but find it to be timeless and perhaps applicable to most people at one…

Most Times

… and to, metaphorically speaking, keep your headlights on and your eyes on the road ahead. I took this photo last September while in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Shameless!

Disclaimer: No child or pet were harmed during the making of this photo. All are available on Amazon, well, not the kids or the dog. 🙂 One of “my” kids, who just turned three, had NO desire to be part of my shenanigans (smart…

Little Me

Muscle for the Middle: Solutions and Substitutions to Stay Strong! — Mark Brown Fitness

Mark Brown’s Muscle for the Middle When did we become the old ones in the weight room? For those of us dipping a toe into middle age, we are fortunate to be part of the first generation of exercisers exposed to the great value…