My first blog post on this blog was written May 25, 2006. Life flew by with the stroke of a pen it seems. I am one of those quirky individuals who chooses to stop and write it all down. Of course I didn't write it all down for the world to see. But if you know my blog and have read me all these years, most of you manage to read between the lines.
|Message In A Bottle blog|
|Dating Profile Of The Day blog|
|The Queen's Meme|
|Homer The Palace Dog|
Homer The Palace Dog arrived on the scene and began to have conversations with the Queen. Yet another character to converse with. He has been my faithful companion for ten years.
Don't ever stop blogging, my friends. If you want your writing published, you never know who is watching. Good things happening on the blog and in my life! Off-blog my grandsons were born. They are the light of my life. My poetry was discovered here by Blue Mountain Arts Press and published in 2013.
The Peace Globe Movement (aka Blog4Peace.com) beautifully spiraled out of control and takes up most of my online commitment with a Facebook page of 36,000 fans as we
Why do I write? I've splashed my life on paper since I was seven years old. I wrote a poem and took it to school. I hid diaries under my pillow in the 70s under lock and key. When I became a grown-up writer, I realized that my words sang best when I embraced that frightening word - vulnerability. It is the only path to an authentic voice. And you really do have to live what you preach.
What have I done? Both.
That's life. On and off the blog.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Here's to another ten years of writing and blogging. And friendships!
|Baby Beans 2011|
On occasion I struggle with the idea of censoring myself, holding back, covering up and paraphrasing...then I realize that is not who I am. And not what people want to read.
This blog is my home. And you are my readers and friends. I appreciate all of you so very much and the encouragement and love you've always given me.