Try to Remember

Bloganuary today asks us to recall our earliest memory. This is a tough one because it is challenging to unravel the faculties with which I recall my early days. My cognitive function can regale you with stories of others’ memories of my first years. Some old Brownie snapshots have captured one or two images ofContinue reading “Try to Remember”

An Ode to Courage

Bloganuary, to which I have sold my soul for a month, asks today’s audacious question, “How are you brave?” In keeping with my primary goal of messing around with some words, let me offer a limerick: Image by 0fjd125gk87 from Pixabay One day a pilgrim did wonderIf writing poetry would just be a blunderSo heContinue reading “An Ode to Courage”

Let’s try a Sonnet

When one feels the urge to writeYet thoughts refuse to formAnd sense retires in spite,One takes such as the normAnd lifts the pen in hopeOf catching what flies byWhile making wide one’s scopeAnd snaring what is nigh. And so a poem is bornRaw and gasping for airLying lost and forlornSeeking to avoid despairBut now it’sContinue reading “Let’s try a Sonnet”

Prodding the Muse

An urge to scrawlCalls from deep withinRiding waves of ennuiOver the will to begin!Something stirsThrough my fog ofIndolenceCarpe Diem! Speaking in HaikusTo the one who sleeps and dreams Prodding the poet CinquainPrecise, disciplinedChallenging, digging, questingPulsing, poetic, pulchritudinous, promiseElucidation DiamanteIce-cold sharpSparkles entices attractsCarbon baseball jewel caratShapes cuts slicesClear lucidGem A couplet to awaken the poetWho isContinue reading “Prodding the Muse”

Blogging about this Blog

Image by Sophie Janotta from Pixabay That lull in the lazy week between Christmas and New Year invites a somewhat indolent review about all sorts of things – including this blog’s “on again/off again” appearance. I’ve just finished messing with some WordPress themes to sharpen its look. I’m still faced with the question “What isContinue reading “Blogging about this Blog”

9 months!

That’s how long it has been since I’ve scrawled on this blog. Facebook and, to a lesser extent, Twitter, have seen more regular utterances during this time. Why? Perhaps a bit more immediate. I am usually reacting to or commenting on a stimulus that appears on social media. Blogging, for some unknown rationale in myContinue reading “9 months!”

The department store era is over

The department store era is over. Hmmm. Started off in the electroplating industry when everyone wanted there stuff chromed. That era has gone. Moved into department store retail,  and the end of this era is now pronounced. But I was only there a short while before training for my life’s work – local church ministryContinue reading “The department store era is over”

Returning from the blogging desert…

I discreetly upload this bookmark to acknowledge an urge to emerge from the blogging desert. Life events and preoccupations (including computer crashes) have seen this blog vacant for a while. The frantic blogaday of 2011 gave away to blog no day for several months in 2012 – a spectacular promise of fireworks that fizzled outContinue reading “Returning from the blogging desert…”

This theme just asked me what I’m up to!

I’m actually trying out some more themes. The green one was a bit hard on the eyes and the one I’ve just changed from was far too busy. WordPress has a number of freebies but I’ll shell out some $$$ if it seems like a good idea. This one appeals to me – easy toContinue reading “This theme just asked me what I’m up to!”