I’m magic, I’m me.

That’s me, the one on the left, getting up and close and personal with an alpaca.  They are such wonderfully curious and friendly animals.  I love them. That’s also the best picture of me that you’ll find.  Unlike my siblings, I did not inherit a photogenic gene.  I’m one of those people who see a…

Sharing My World – Goodbye 2013

Here are this week’s Share Your World questions and answers: How do you like to spend a rainy day? Sitting with my feet up, a cup of hot tea, a cat in my lap, reading a nice cozy mystery story.  Calm.  Peaceful.  Quiet. What is the weirdest or strangest thing you saw or heard or…

Brainwave Schmainwave

I hate brainwaves.  They are definitely overrated.  I know I’ve had plenty of them, but I can’t remember what they are now. The trouble with brainwaves is that they are ephemeral.  They are more like a mist than a wave.  They settle over you for just a moment, give you a quick hug and then…

Killing Creativity

Someone at WordPress must have read my blog yesterday, because today’s Daily Prompt asks people how they would design a new school.  Yesterday I wrote that if I won a billion dollars I would restructure an American educational system that has gone terribly astray.  I’ll pretend that isn’t just a coincidence, and take it as…

A Billion Dollars of Fun

What would I do with a billion dollars?  I would have a lot of fun. I dream like this a lot, only the highest amount I’ve ever dreamt about was $22 million dollars.  Today’s WordPress challenge takes me up to $1 billion.  I play with the numbers to find out what I would do with…

How To Receive More Than You Give

Christmas is the time of giving, but I’ve found a way to receive more than I give.  It’s simple.  It’s cheap.  It will leave you ever so happy.  If you want to receive more than you give, give from your heart.  Give of your time.  Volunteer. Every week of the school year I volunteer as…

My Dream Present

I swore I wouldn’t write another blog until after Christmas, but I just had to do this one.  It’s early morning on December 21st.  I need to go out for a few things, but I’m dreading having to compete with all the frantic last minute shoppers.  I glanced at the advertisements, which are crammed full…