A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore—- and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.                                    Or does it explode?     Langston Hughes.   ...

On Your Mark, Get Set…And Reflect 1

On Your Mark, Get Set...And Reflect
“I like living, I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certain that just to be alive is a grand thing.” Agatha Christie Happy New Year! Have you purchased a 2017 calendar yet and put your important dates and activities on it? Have you ...

A Reflection

A Reflection
      “A reflection from a flickering candle casts its silhouette upon the wall as the Christmas carol fades and the bells jingle grows still”     Karen Spencer Christmas is officially over. I just popped the last chocolate covered Ritz cracker in my mouth. It was a leftover from a sister bake off, one of my ...

The End of an Era

The End of an Era
                                        “To everything these is a season” Ecclesiastes 3:1 The sun was gently setting itself down on the sandy soil and splashing colors up against the desert sky.  It was a beautiful evening for a celebration.  The hot sticky summer air was beginning to dissipate, showing signs of a new season tiptoeing in….I felt it, as ...

I Can Do Whatever I Want to Do

I Can Do Whatever I Want to Do
  “Retirement means doing whatever I want to do;  It means choice” Dianne Hahirny    I listlessly shuffle around my house in my slippers and wonder, what shall I do today….… now that I’m retired, now that I have more leisure.  I walk into a bedroom and find myself staring at a mountain of boxes, ...