Water Cooler Talks

So, I welcomed the new year (2019) with a book that I have been finishing to read for months now. The year that went by was by far one of the best I’ve had in ages; no it wasn’t the kindest, but it left me more equipped to be in control of myself. A year…

830 Posts: That’s a Wrap, 2018!

When I started this space in 2011, and in effect the post a day challenge, it took me 18 days to get stuff out from my drafts. I ended the year with 350 posts, and given the passage of time, this milestone of 800+ should’ve been crossed years ago. But posting everyday, with a picture…

End of The Tunnel

Remember, when you think you can see light at the end of the tunnel, it’s probably some bastard with a torch bringing you more work. ~ David Brent . The Office

Boxing Day

Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. ~E.B. White

It’s Christmas!

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks,Dressed in holiday style,In the air there is a feeling,of Christmas Children laughing,People passingMeeting smile after smile,And on every street corner you’ll hear :Silver bells, silver bellsIt’s Christmas time in the cityring- a- ling, hear them ring,soon it will be Christmas day. Strings of street lights,Even stop lights,Blink a bright red and…


β€œIt is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ~Oscar Wilde


There is a strange charm to the Karate Kid movies that I grew up watching. While the 2010 Jackie Chan-Jaden Smith version is not on my list of favorites, I did want to go to Okinawa like Daniel did in the original Karate Kid 2. While Mr Miyagi, the handy man is short, quiet and…

‘Tis the Season

I just can’t waitI don’t want a lot for ChristmasThere is just one thing I needAnd I don’t care about the presentsUnderneath the Christmas treeI don’t need to hang my stockingThere upon the fireplaceSanta Claus won’t make me happyWith a toy on Christmas DayI just want you for my ownMore than you could ever knowMake…

Fruity Love

If (s)he’s an apple and you’re an orange,celebrate your differences –make a great fruit salad.Love isn’t about being the same –it’s about being sweet with each other. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freshly Baked

Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake. ~Hedy Lamarr