Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

https://youtu.be/vw5FyPIgaj0 On February 14th, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  15 were injured and another 17 were killed by one of their classmates, who all-too-easily purchased an AR-15 assault weapon at a local gun shop.  The video (link) above shows some of the chilling footage caught … Continue reading Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

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But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again

Ahhh, I look so relaxed in this photo, don't I?  This was taken on the very first day of 2017.  I took it myself, and the truth is this:  I was anything BUT relaxed.  At the time, I was dating a man who was on an extended trip to Italy, and he pretty much never … Continue reading But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again

Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2

  Welcome back to Copenhagen. Let's start the second of my Danish blogs by taking in a mix of the old and new about town... Charming, brightly colored buildings abound. Stunning displays of modern Scandinavian design create an interesting contrast with the abundant historic structures. Reflections in Christianshavn, a harbor district that was founded in … Continue reading Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2

A Mermaid And A Viking Walk Into A Bar – My Trip To Denmark, Part 1

I had just landed at Lufthavn, and I was struggling with my luggage.  As I finally got my carry-on under control, my purse slipped and fell onto the floor, and my belongings spilled out everywhere.  I was on my hands and knees trying to pick everything up when a man walked up and said, "This … Continue reading A Mermaid And A Viking Walk Into A Bar – My Trip To Denmark, Part 1

On Beating The Odds And Beautifying The World

  Once upon a time, a baby poet and Polaroid-lover named Jennifer was born in Iowa.  Her father (a graphic artist) and her mother (a blues singer) would move down south while she was still a tiny tot.  The area where they settled is known as the Arkansas Delta. A few weeks ago, I had … Continue reading On Beating The Odds And Beautifying The World

Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past

  Hister, History, Hysteria “Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers. The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister. Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn, when the child of Germany observes nothing.” – Nostradamus, 1555 Has humankind learned nothing? In school, the facts of the Third Reich … Continue reading Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past

Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is. 

June 16th, 2017 5:45 p.m. Less than two hours ago, I was drowning. No one was around. I was paddling frantically, and each time my face barely broke above the surface, my mouth filled with dirty lake water as I attempted to scream or draw a quick, panicked breath before I sank back down into … Continue reading Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is.