so the 50,000 words in a month start today and i am still basking in the glow of another birthday. no, no parties or festivities or even a cake (rico not having opposable thumbs). no, the afterglow is the feeling of finding your place in your place. that feel of connection, of purpose and of peace. i am now 62 and i think i deserve to quit worrying. i don’t want to huddle with the masses, afraid of what’s coming next, what will happen if that and do we have any future.

i choose life and love and hope.

tonight i start my book, 1666.6 words per day. i have been doing this every november for about 13 years and haven’t finished one yet.  this year i will because this year i will simply write and use paper and pencil instead of a computer… because then i can feel what is happening and where they (the characters) are going and how they are feeling. and i won’t plan i will just watch the “movie”. if you want to know what it’s all about, this novel in a month thing go to National Novel Writing Month.

thank you for all your well wishes, you truly are my friends and i “like” love you all




“A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.” -Elizabeth Gilbert I used …

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another searing piece of pain from a gentleman walking through the fire of life. outstanding writing, enjoy


rainy weather

the first of the fall rainy season is here… at 330am rain was horizontal and looked like waves across the pavement. i hope catboy is warm and cozy in his “vacation” spot. i do wish he would come home. i miss his silly grins and his growly talk and all his questions. i miss leaning on the back of the couch with him leaning against me, our noses pressed against the screen watching the world, talking to the hummers and breathing the fresh sea air. i missed him sleeping in my lap, paralyzing my legs, on “slugday”… i miss his paw on my book and my arm, his rollover on his toypile, that little burble in the back of his throat he makes to entice me to play on the floor… i wish he would come home…

Burning Man 2017: Stunning Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival

@rslobodan 70,000 people gather for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Burning Man Festival is one of the world’s biggest and most popular festivals. Since 1986, revelers from far and wide have trekked to the temporarily constructed Black Rock City,

Source: Burning Man 2017: Stunning Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival