A Moment To Smooth The Rough


Rough. Look it up. This word has many definitions: 1. Not quite exact or correct 2. An irregular surface 3. Full of hardship or trials 4. Violently agitated and turbulent 5. Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound 6. Unkind, cruel, or uncivil 7. Not perfected Any number of these definitions could be creatively applied to… Continue reading A Moment To Smooth The Rough

Capture This Moment With Your Mind’s Eye Not Your Camera’s

Young Shannon is not impressed, but she did dress to match her decorations.

I often find myself so overwhelmed by the beauty of something I feel like I might actually explode. I used to figure this was probably weird until I read a passage in an outstanding book about introverts┬áthat referred to a subset of people who are also "highly sensitive". It said, "...you're more apt than the… Continue reading Capture This Moment With Your Mind’s Eye Not Your Camera’s

A Million Tiny Rocks

Gravel roads bring back many memories for me. When I was little the busy five-lane paved street that now runs just feet away, next to my house, was a gravel road. I heard the distinctive rumble cars make on gravel every day while I played in the yard. My house was hard to keep dusted.… Continue reading A Million Tiny Rocks

If I love to read and write so much, why don’t I just do it?

I am not a professional writer and I do not pretend to be one. Writing is something I do for fun. Writing feels natural to me. I enjoy the process of corralling a mishmash of my thoughts and refining them into a cohesive flow of words that other people may or may not read. But,… Continue reading If I love to read and write so much, why don’t I just do it?