Grant me the confidence

I’ve often been amused by the quote that makes its way around social media from time to time: “Lord grant me the confidence of a mediocre white man.” Because yes. I’ve met those guys. And no. Not all white guys are like that, mediocre or otherwise, but it is a joke, so it’s okay to […]

Just Start Somewhere

Cranes 25-27 of 1000 for 2016. The coffee mug pictured is by Wyatt Waters, a Mississippi artist. The building depicted is a real building in Brookhaven, MS, and yes, it does have a giant coffee pot on top. That’s what I love about the South. So it’s Day 8 now, and I’m still making cranes. […]

It was a dark and dreary day

Cranes 22-24 of 1000 for 2016. It was a dark and dreary day, but the friends were together, and a good time was had by all.

If at first you don’t succeed, try 110 more times.

Today’s dog challenge was “too much is not enough.” I thought about photographing Lucy Peanut with her toys because she does have way too many. Then I got the idea of photographing her with my toys. I have a set of sock monkeys that I keep in a plastic container safely out of LP’s reach. […]

Rest for your soul

Cranes 16-18 of 1000 for 2016 Made from pages taken from a Bible verse calendar. 1. Psalm 91:1 “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” 2. 1 Timothy 1:14 “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and […]

She’ll have fun, fun, fun till her grading takes her free time away.

I went to work today, but I didn’t do any work because that hasn’t started yet. Instead, I packed up belongings from my office to move to a bigger office. I need a bigger office because life tends to pile up on me. My day went like this: –Went to the office around ten. –Packed […]

A little of this and a little of that

In the spirit of embracing my own hummingbird nature of flitting from one thing to another, I have updated several Facebook pages this week and joined a new photo challenge group on Flickr. I’m trying to keep my expectations realistic. My impulse is also to go after projects full speed ahead and then crash and […]

Fresh from God

“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” Charles Dickens

The Year of the Hummingbird and Maybe the Paper Crane

I have to admit that I embarrass myself more often than not. I’m a person who jumps into projects wholeheartedly, and I have a lot to show for that. I just don’t have a lot of what I would consider socially acceptable accomplishments to show. Published books after 25 years as a writer? One. Incomplete […]