- Vancouver, Washington, USA
- June 17
- Artist's and Writer's Magazine
- Author, Artist, Wife, Mother, Grandmother
MY RECENT POSTS
- My Doorstep Garden May 28,
May 29, 2012 03:33PM
- My Letter to a Stranger
January 12, 2012 05:39PM
- What to do?
September 28, 2011 05:43PM
- Some of my paintings
April 18, 2011 11:00AM
- The most dangerous bridge on
March 30, 2011 12:00PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Your writing pulls me in
every single time And guess
am Irish, my
June 04, 2012 12:00PM
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- “Thank you Cindy, We had
record rainfall in March
everything here is just
May 30, 2012 11:32AM
- “Hi there, thank you for
asking. That lovely flower is
May 29, 2012 04:30PM
- “I sent this to my blog
friends and misspelled
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- MY LINKS
The flowers in the photos of my doorstep garden, are "knock out" roses which are disease resistant hardy floribundas. Snap dragon, hosta, wave petunia, starts of sunflowers for my back yard, delphinium, lavendar, some succulents and ornamental grass. Later… Read full post »
Although we have never met, I silently watch your struggles.
My heart lurched when you screamed at your twelve year old son.
I saw you clutch your stomach, your brow…
Sorting the clutter out in one's psyche, can be both joyful and painful. Our relatively peaceful existence can be overshadowed by uncertainty, a lack of trust and fear. I have always said, “never make a major decision if emotions are high or if something unforeseen has happened that throws… Read full post »
The most dangerous bridge on earth is named the "ratline" that crosses the river of gossip. It's a place where tongues, like little rudders on a leaky skiff, manuever their way through murky water. The bridge that too many go out of their way to cross.
Blocking an existing bridg… Read full post »
"What you allow is what you teach." Stephen Raffaele
When one makes promises that can’t be kept, then there comes a time that the person who made the promises finds themselves in a very difficult position, with little or no way out… That is when they try to strategize and even lie in order to persuade. Instead, don’t ever… Read full post »
Some years back, I went from my home here in Washington to visit my Auntie Charlotte in Evansville Indiana to once again bask in her unwavering love. She was my Angel.
She had a southern wit, a good guitar and she was not only a great song writer-poet, but she… Read full post »
What do Politicians and Diapers have in common?
An old soul is my granddaughter. She said, "people need to stop using religion to be biggotted" and my niece replied, "Religion is the excuse for most stupid and violent acts and spirituality is the reason for most amazing and selfless acts. The key is to know the difference."
Wow, So… Read full post »
I wrote a story poem about this titled "An Ode To Willie" but it isn't an eye catcher grab me title. What I want to do is start Willie at ninety and then write his life story making it a book af historical fiction. I would love suggestions.
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He took a few steps and groaned. I was one aisle over in the grocery store. I couldn't see him but I could hear him. I pushed my cart around and a man, around 60 to 65 stood tautering on an old wooden cane. He was very thin and he didn't… Read full post »
Oh how soon human beings forgot and move on. Chile is suffering and Haiti is in the clutches of rampant disease and misplaced and or very sick children. Please continue to give to a charity that you can trust. I give to the Redcross and to Unicef. My daughter is involved… Read full post »
Congress has turned more parliamentarian than representative
and our are disappearing... We can write to each one of our senators and representatives until our fingers bleed and they will still vote along . This health care bill is suppose to be voted on by a supe… Read full post »
We have allowed congress, (both houses,) to become
parlimentary instead of representative and that is why the
people of this country distrust them so venemously.
Lamar Alexander, as I saw it, wanted something to be passed instead of nothing at all. So therefore, he presented first steps… Read full post »
My deepest condolenses to the people of Chili... My heart and my prayers are with you! For those in the path of the tsunami, I am praying for you. My daughter is in the Dominican Republic now and she will be visiting Haiti. This rash of Earthqu… Read full post »
Hello My Friend, I am so very sorry to hear that you are going through this... You wanted this so I shall tell you what happened.
I had power of attorney when my mother passed away. I am the one that made the decison to remove her from the machines. I… Read full post »
1- I was born a poor white child
2- I was raised where the redwoods meets the sea. It's a spiritual place.
3- I birthed and raised six children and they have blessed me with sixteen grandchildren. Some went to college some didn't. Four out of six make… Read full post »
Growing up, I knew this kid, I mean- one like him. The conditions out on blackwell lane were really as I describe it. The little coastal town where I was raised had it's white trash hillbillies but they were human and they all have a story. This is a story with… Read full post »
Beverly J Raffaele with her Granddaughter Katie.
I was in denial to the point of disbelieving my doctors AND my tests. One day I marched in and told Dr Rivas that I don't have lupus. he said "okay, you don't have it then." His sarcasm was justified ...For many years… Read full post »
The way the phrase "it is what it is" is a dismissal in my veiw. It irritates me. It's also a rediculous phrase. It's like saying, "you are so much the way you are." DUH
Here is the rub for me:
What about wreckage left behind if you have hurt someone… Read full post »