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#atozchallenge: Kangaroos, Kites, Koalas, and Kraft

I got sidetracked the last couple of days, so am a tad late with K and L. But here I am, with a random word suggested by my creative niece for the K post. We are going to write this one together. Don’t know what me might come up with. Brace yourselves! Let us tell ... Read More

Another birthday (Daggummit!)

She said “It’s my birthday!” I said “Nah uh, when?” “Today Uncle Steve! Today I turn ten!” I said, “That’s impossible. Stop fibbing to me! It was only yesterday that you were two, maybe three!” “Don’t be silly Uncle Steve! I am almost a teen! I am not a baby anymore. Don’t be so mean!” Cute little Sarah, she is ... Read More

Releasing my inner Adonis

Eye of the Tiger plays in the background. A virile masculine type is doing impressive feats of fitness. Sit-ups with a dresser on his chest; single finger handstand push ups; beating the stuffing out of concrete punching bags; sprinting up sky scraper stairwells. And then I wake up. Yep. The Super Secret Plan exercise program begins today. ... Read More

Saying goodbye

We buried my dad today. I think it was a good sendoff. My sister and I each wrote eulogies at my mother’s request. For those who know me yet never met my dad, or for those who simply want to meet  for a brief moment a wonderful man, here are my words, and you can find my ... Read More

Irony and Synchronicity

The last time I moved back to the ‘rents house to “temporarily” recoup was roughly … 6 years ago. Since then, I have been living my hermit life  in what I affectionately call “the cave”. I had several considered reasons for this move, all of which made logical sense to me. I was broke and ... Read More

Tree Wisdom

In the last few years, We the People have displayed the extremes of humanity’s potential. We have pulled together to heal when disaster hits, while in the next moment we condemn others for thinking differently than us. We shout “Love Thy Neighbor!” even as we throw rocks at them. We boldly fight for the right of choice, ... Read More

A seed is planted

The Queen of Faerie spoke, and her ethereal voice carried with the force of a winter storm, yet thrilled with the sweet music of spring. None in the realm could escape her words, even if they so chose. “We must have a herald!” she breathed. “The human world forgets us!” The Denizens of the Mists ... Read More

A birthday card … of sorts

Once upon a time (nine years ago today as a matter of fact) a magical flower was born. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HtBOxD1Re8] Happy Birthday Sarah!!

I am occupied giving thanks for Thanksgiving

It has dawned on me that I have not been purely creative in a while. At least not without some egging on like with the 100 Word Challenge. So I today I am trying to do a “poetic” ode to yesterday. Enter at your own risk! Sorry in advance for any painful liberties. T’was the day after ... Read More