Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter

On Good Friday, especially, it can seem a dark lonely time. Today, of all days, I received a written message from a friend asking me to light a candle for someone she loved dearly. This is a first from my friend. Most of my friends, especially my long-time friends, know I always have a candle […]

And I thank You, God for ….

Happy Thanksgiving to every one of my readers, to all the friends I have made in this marvelous virtual world. I began this blog December of 2012 and, impossibly, we are coming up on the second anniversary. At this moment, there are 530 followers who want to know when I have written something. I thank […]

Here’s a thought: “What if…”

A friend of mine in another state is having her 60th birthday party and sent me an e-vite. It’s an important year for all of us turning 60. It’s a sort of road map that says: “Two-thirds of the way done…” There was an excellent deal on air fares and I searched thru, thinking I […]

For my brother, Sean Edward Duggan

I have been offline since September 17 and I expect you wonder why. My brother took his own life on September 1, 2014 at 1600 hours. That is what the police report says. In my heart, it was August 31st, sometime after 6:00 p.m. My friend, Kanzen Sakura, wrote a post  to help with Sean’s […]

Who will watch my six now…?

I cannot be quiet and still until I have shared that this world lost two good men this week. Monday, I received word that my brother had died. He was one of my best friends, a man who guarded my six (my back, for those not in the military) from the time I was actually […]

Rule 11: You Can Remember It Whenever You Want

You Can Remember It Whenever You Want. “IF ONE ADVANCES CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF HIS DREAMS AND ENDEAVORS TO LIVE THE LIFE WHICH HE HAS IMAGINED, HE WILL MEET WITH SUCCESS UNEXPECTED IN COMMON HOURS.” HENRY DAVID THOREAU.   “To dream the impossible dream. To fight the unbeatable foe. To bear with unbearable sorrow. […]

What’s for dinner, Huntie? Banana Pudding Cake with Whip Cream!

Yesterday at this time, I was bustling in my kitchen preparing one of my dear friend, Kanzen’s recipes. Kanzen calls it the Easy Peasy Banana Pudding Cake…. Psst, hit that link and wish Kanzen and her husband a happy 14th wedding anniversary! Well, as you do… I needed to improvise with what I had on […]

BFFs are better than one BFF

Once again, the DP has challenged us re the topic of best friends.    Back in March, a similar question was posed and my answer seems to still hold true ~ grin.  Warning! You may have already read this one. Grin. Easy peasy:   The DP has challenged us to describe our best friend, how we […]