Tag Archives: Circumstances of Childhood

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Near/Far

  Near my house is a beautiful waterfall that is the ideal place to contemplate life’s unanswered questions. There is a bench for sitting and even a table that can be used for a picnic or a great spot for a laptop. After a hectic morning, I decided to head over there and take some […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

It is always good to see a Friday roll around. Someone asked me not too long ago why Friday is particular since, as a retiree, all the days are like a day off. My response was something like, “I love Fridays since it marks the end of a workweek and heralds a time of relaxation. […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in Battle (Sort Of)

“The Water buffalo can sense puma danger lurking— What’s the matter?” “I don’t want to be a puma today. I just don’t feel it.” “For heaven’s sake. What do you want to be then?” “How about a crocodile? That would be fun.” “Okay, whatever. The water buffalo senses a crocodile danger.” “Wait. A water buffalo […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #330 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below)as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is […]

Top Ten Thngs Not to Buy Online

This list was originally posted on August 21, 2015. Still makes some sense. I hope you enjoy it. *** This list is inspired by having some unpleasant experiences with items purchased without having the luxury of trying them out first. Although extreme, this list represents some of the potential disappointments a buyer can experience in […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Lamps

Lakeway has an ordinance that all homes need to have a lamp in the front of the house. Since there are no street lamps here, the regulation is very practical. Without the house lamps, it would be very dark indeed. The nice part about the individual lamps is that the night sky is protected from […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Puzzle

  It was a beautiful day, and I was outside trying to remove the spark plug on the lawnmower. As I left the house, I was asked why clean a spark plug on a lawnmower that I will never use again. I pretty much ducked giving my honest answer since I didn’t have a good […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

    Friday is welcome again. Always good to see its shining face. Friday is like the doorman to the Plaza Hotel in New York City. With a wave of the hand and a hearty welcome to the weekend, Friday makes us feel good. The FDA is meeting to decide the guiding principles on a […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Explore the Meaning of Life

“It’s a beautiful day to be outside, Lucy.” “Huh? Oh yeah. I think this white spot moved.” “Look at the oodles of sunshine.” “Uh-huh. What’s that above the window?” “You ought to pay attention to nature instead of being distracted by superfluous things.” “Okay. I’ll get down close to the yard and won’t be distracted.” […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #328 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words, “Using this photo (below)as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is […]