Outings With Willie

A few weeks ago, my grandson Willie and I went on a fairly long walk around our neighborhood. It was nice and uneventful, and because we didn’t use a bus or other transportation, there was a bit of control. Well, on Monday, we left that control behind. Willie asked to go for a walk, so we did. Our first stop, as usual, was the playground.  He slid, on the slide. Then he wanted to go up to the sky on the see-saw.  Willie wanted to stay on the see-saw, but it was too much sun. I asked him where he … Continue reading Outings With Willie

You Don’t Have To Be Mobile To Move Someone

I have a friend named Michael, he’s a quadriplegic, and he leads a remarkable life. Though mute, and blind in one eye, Michael taps out short stories, directs photo shoots and prints out the pictures. All this he does with Morse Code and his chin to a switch. There are dozens of abbreviations in his head for sentences, phrases and paragraphs. He creates these, and puts them in his computer to use for communicating with others. His computer is his voice. Michael burns CDs to give as Christmas presents, birthday presents and just being nice to someone presents. He then goes a step further … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Mobile To Move Someone

Stealing Cars

I don’t have a driver’s license, never had one, but I steal cars as if it’s my job. My camera is my accomplice. We see them, we have to capture the image. . A Volkswagen in a nearly deserted parking lot, looked good in red. I glanced around, I saw no one. We stole it, my camera and I. Too many cars here. I drive a little, but not enough to get out of a tight space. My camera, however, can get into almost any space. This one tried to hide, We found it, we stole it. One car thought it … Continue reading Stealing Cars


Don’t say that you miss me, just because I miss you. Don’t tell me you love me, if it isn’t true. Don’t send me the kisses, you send someone else. Don’t put yourself out there, while I’m on a shelf. Don’t let me shed tears for you, night after night. Don’t give me false hope, because that’s just not right. Don’t let me pray for you, to heaven above. Don’t let me feel sadness, as I feel this love. Don’t think that these feelings, are going away. Don’t think I won’t love you, til my dying day. Don’t think I … Continue reading Don’t

Fresh Starts Everyday

In response to Mike’s  A fresh start – so use it!, I went for a long walk yesterday, a Monday. I received a new phone last week and it came with a ‘nagging’ app. It measures my steps and has a daily goal of at least 10,000 steps. It nags when I’m inactive. “You haven’t moved for awhile, how about a walk? Well, I could swear that this thing knows that when I’m not moving, I’m just sitting. It knows I’m not sitting and writing, but just sitting and wasting brain matter on the TV, or playing solitaire on my … Continue reading Fresh Starts Everyday

My First Writing Challenge

This is my first writing challenge. I entered after reading about it on Sophie’s page. The topic was passion. pingback: Free Style Writing Challenge – Sophie Speaks Up These are the rules for this challenge: 1. Open a blank Document 2. Set a stop watch or your mobile phone timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever challenge you prefer. 3. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH YOUR TIMER!!! 4. Once you start writing do not stop until the alarm sounds! 5. Do not cheat by going … Continue reading My First Writing Challenge