How Are You Today ? Just Four Words

no estic bé People are hungry. Níl mé ceart go leor Children live on the street. Mir geht es nicht gut The politicians play by their own rules. I au I Ka Moana We’ve forgotten , “Do unto to others .” אני לא בסדר We turn a blind eye to those we could help e […]

Against the Flow ~

  Fair warning.   I like to give fair warning. If  a post might seem long, or  scatter-brained, or even if some of the topics or wording might seem offensive to some.  I had no idea until just a few years ago that even the very discussion of illness is considered offensive to some.  There […]

Inauguration Day~

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.  ~ Teddy Roosevelt  That’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime – to set an example – and when he is […]

The Best Things in Life are Free~

Hey howdy hey, everybuddy ! I hope today finds you doing the best you can , with what you have ,where you are. I’m perched on my ever present sofa, under so many covers that I look like “Burritos Gone Wild” .  🙂 My chest has decided to pull its lovely asthmatic routine, which of […]

“O Death! or Good Riddance to 2016”

  Twenty-sixteen Come and gone, and leaving in its wake , so many sorrows. The Starman became Stardust…. and the Caterpillar went through The Looking Glass. The Mockingbird flew away, and old Blue Eyes flew too. Purple Rain, a Butterfly and a Bee, “O,Death. O,Death, won’t you spare me over ’til another year? The Candy […]

Thirty Eight and Counting

  Thirty-eight. That’s the age I’ve turned this year, and 13 years longer than the doctors gave me to make it without a heart transplant. They told me , “MS. Woods , if you don’t get one , by 30 you’ll surely be dead. And that’s WITH pumping your body full of ungodly amounts of […]

Sugar and Shade ~

Sugar and  Shade  The lies we tell. The little fictions that go so well with the particular shade of lipstick we’ve chosen for ourselves. We decide those words don’t hurt anyone, after all, how badly could it hurt to smile ever so sweetly and say, something , anything. We must drip , must let fall, […]