Everybody ages. We get old. Everybody dies. That is life. When we are young, we think we are invincible, and often we are stuck in a mindset of a 20-year-old (if we are lucky enough to be stuck at that elderly age in our minds instead of 14) for the rest of our lives. We … Continue reading Realizing my mortality
I woke up at a few minutes after 0300hrs this morning. The fan in my bedroom window has done a lot of good in helping me to sleep more comfortably now that it has gotten hot and remains warm at night. I need a cool environment to sleep in. I got up because I had … Continue reading Behavioral activation
I got an idea for a new short story this morning while I was in and out of sleep! It was a half-conscious idea that I somehow kept developing upon while I was dozing. I think they call that lucid dreaming or something, but I am not sure. Do not quote me on that, but … Continue reading A great story in the making
My mom and I went out to the field this morning to mow along the road ditch. The ditch bank is very steep and it is also along the highway. I played lookout while my mother mowed with her push mower. It was slow, grueling work, as the grass was three feet tall. I noticed … Continue reading Out at the field
Yesterday was Memorial Day in the U.S. For those of you expecting a post from me yesterday, I do apologize that it did not happen. I am having a really hard time with this isolation business and the pandemic and my mental state. I feel cut off. I feel alone. I feel like I cannot … Continue reading Agoraphobia?
What a gully-washer of a rainstorm we just had! Out of this rainstorm alone, which has lasted from yesterday morning until now, and probably beyond, we have gotten an inch and a half of rain! That is unheard of for our area of Montana! Surely we are out of the woods on our lack of … Continue reading More rain and some organizing
I received a print copy of the book that is to be my textbook for my first SNHU class yesterday. It is titled A Writer’s Craft by Kendall Dunkelberg, © 2017. It is an introductory textbook to Master’s-level creative writing. I like the way that it is arranged and have read it through already, having … Continue reading Reading, rain, and rancid cereal
Do you remember that one book? That book–you know the one. The book that started it all for you. Maybe it was a thesaurus. Maybe it was a book on dinosaurs. Perhaps it was a book about musical instruments or art or how to build things. There is probably a special book in your life, … Continue reading Do you remember that one book?
A Demon’s Redemption By Chris Jones “I wonder if God the Father would accept an apology…” “What?! You’re out of your mind, Silas! What are you talking about?” “Well, God accepts apologies from men… I thought that maybe He’d – “ “Stop. Just stop. For one thing, you're terrible at being a demon, even though … Continue reading Revision One of “A Demon’s Redemption”
Well, another week has passed by without climbing. I even dreamt about it last night. Dreaming of climbing was fantastic! I have ideas now that I did not have before, and they have come from my dreams about climbing. That, I find interesting. Next week is now my goal to get back into my routine. … Continue reading Routines