Epic Fall

  The prompt is fall.  Fall.  Fall, Autumn, my favorite time of year.  I was going to write about how lovely it is out today, how crisp the air is, how gold the light, but thought, no.  I have written about that before, and most likely will again, but I thought I would share an … Continue reading Epic Fall

Good Will Stories

Story Number One: Hot Rollers I got rid of my hot hair rollers.  The ones that made beautiful bouncy Farrah Fawcett style curls.  The ones I used in the seventies... Then later in the eighties for "big hair."  Even early in my teaching career I used them. So I took these hot rollers to Good … Continue reading Good Will Stories

Empty House. Weather. Anniversary.

My house is pretty empty.  It feels too soon to write about moving, we don't close until October 12th, but it is weird to see the house so empty. We have been packing a bunch of boxes on the weekends, winnowing out what we do not need on a regular basis. Roboticly moving boxes, hauling … Continue reading Empty House. Weather. Anniversary.

Ketchikan Perspective

Ahhh.... The prompt word is "tender."  I am late for work but am going to post what first comes to my mind when I think of this word.  Tender. The first word is not the sweet way a mamma holds a new baby, or the way lovers might look at each other.  No.  This time … Continue reading Ketchikan Perspective

Ketchikan: A Leap of Faith

Prompt Word: Zing It is that blueberry time of year.  Blueberry picking, blueberry baking and blueberry festivaling.  The festival, held the first weekend in August holds a special place in the hearts of our family.  It was on a Blueberry Weekend twenty-five years ago that we flew into Southeast Alaska for the first time, flying … Continue reading Ketchikan: A Leap of Faith

What We Do

The prompt: Welcome Right now my phone is buzzing off the hook.  Usually when I get in one of those annoying text circles I get frustrated, and this time I am in several of those circles.. so my phone is "super-buzzing."  But I am not frustrated or annoyed this time.  This time I stop what … Continue reading What We Do

Ketchikan Clouds

The prompt: Clouds. I look out my window for inspiration and am rewarded with a thick, dense, oppressive layer of clouds threatening to drop right down to the water.  It is a rainy day in here in Ketchikan, the puddles on my deck dance and ripple - there is a single fishing boat out on … Continue reading Ketchikan Clouds

Superstition

Superstition! Another great prompt and actually sort-of-perfect for this Friday the Thirteenth!  My mind just keeps jumping to the old Stevie Wonder classic, "Superstition."  I am listening to it and grooving right now - (do you see how I got yesterday's prompt in there too?)  I pulled up the lyrics for inspiration and boy-oh-boy did … Continue reading Superstition

Cataract Meanderings

The prompt this morning is cataract.  Of course the obvious definition of the word is the eye condition.  I learned from reading another blog that cataract mean some sort of water fall or current.  But in my mind, I keep trying to make cataract mean boat.  And I am not sure why.  A google search … Continue reading Cataract Meanderings

Poem #27

A poem a day in April!  This is my 27th poem.  Ever.  A Notable achievement if I don't say so myself.  (Do you see the prompt there?) It is a lovely afternoon We promise the dog To go for walk And find ourselves On the docks. The docks A favorite place For a sunny walk … Continue reading Poem #27