Writing was always my plan, but having passed 3/4 of a century of living, things have gotten really real. If I don't do more than dip my toes in the water, I'll run out of life & time. I am ready, with some trepidation, to make the dive!
Snipping With Scissors
Remember when you were a child and cut bits and pieces from a piece of folded paper to create snowflakes for Christmas or hearts for Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’ve shared the fun of the scissors craft as a rainy day pastime with your own children or grandchildren, having no idea it was a simplest form of a recognized folk art, Scherenschnitte (rhymes with shear ‘n snip).
“Why is she the one doing this? She isn’t even wearing a proper uniform!” The Girl Scout mother didn’t care that Megan and I were near enough to hear her snarky comments.
Imagine This Color
Imagine the color of sky and sea/An invitation to discover the wonders denied Icarus/ By way of silver wings/ Or to ride the ceaseless motion above and below/ On endless waves or silent depths known by leviathans.
A Grand Old Dame
A single ship on the horizon? Nay, I would claim many thousands and be so bold as to claim that an even greater number of the souls aboard ships, boats, yachts, schooners, canoes, kayaks and all manner of water craft have lived because of me. You may consider that an arrogant statement voiced in the vernacular of earlier times, and you would be correct on both counts.
Mind the Light
“Fanny, you’d best get that laundry in right away. The pressure’s falling, we’ve got a strong wind, right about 30 knots, and my shoulder aches like the dickens.” There was an urgency in Maizie Wilmott’s disembodied voice emerging from the speaking tube.
SILK, SHARDS and STEEL
Prologue There is little but devastation and remembered horror to be found in the aftermath of war. Surrounded by brokenness, death and destruction of lives and livelihood of innocents and guilty alike, the wounds are deep and the scarring remains for generations.
More Than One 'King of Men' Among Men!
It is confounding that the Starz series Outlander, hasn’t caught on with more men . . . men for whom Braveheart is one of the all-time greatest of movies.