Walking in a haiku wonderland…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was wet and cold again. It didn’t really bother me because I went to a good dinner and had a great night.

Today I’m going to share with you some weirdness. I have never been a fan of haiku. Although some are very beautiful usually you have to stretch to make sense out of something that is working under constrained syllables. I am often reminded of having to deal with structured poetry in Latin and other languages. Yuck.

For some reason though, last night at dinner we started having fun with haikus. Trying to fit a series of emotions or thoughts into a few words is a challenge and often the end result can be interpreted many ways. With that in mind I hope that you enjoy the following.

Finish with the sweets
From Sugar to Spice taste all
Lose thoughts in a kiss

Passion flows from all
Two hearts find extreme meaning
My heart handles none

Bread pudding is abound
Taste and savor the warm carbs
Eat to hearts content

Drown in the deep sea
I feel the water engulf me
I float to the sky

AAS and DJS 2022

So as the sun sets on another day, sometimes passion and emotion find a way. Thanks for taking the time to share a few strangely formatted sentences with me and I hope you enjoy your night, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and haiku Matata..

Poetry again…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was spectacular, even though I was not at the beach on time. I look forward to fun sunsets each day, and each day I am not disappointed.

Last night I read to new books of Poetry. I will post reviews hopefully today but was lost for a moment in the overwhelming emotions the authors showed. Poetry is a personal experience. You either love it or you are in a series of shades that may or dislike it. It is complicated to say the least.

I find poetry to be a window into a person. Sometimes I think it’s a window into their souls. Other times I think it’s a window into their hopes, dreams, and desires. In the end you can learn a lot about a person as they write poetry simply because in their thoughts they are trying to relay emotion while putting words together to find that emotion and it is far more structured than just talking to someone.

As I read the first book tonight I was saddened that people cannot find the passion, power, and pure love that they deserve. Far too often people fall in love with their true love but their true love doesn’t love them the way they are loved. I felt every line and thought of my past and the times that I was so in love but was not loved the same way.

So as the sun sets on another day, I wonder what would happen if people would love equivalently? I know it happens. Isn’t it amazing how deeply you can feel for someone, willing to immerse yourself in all that they are? Find that person that will immerse themselves in you just as much. Find that person whose passion is only matched by your own. Live for that passion and be excited about life everyday, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and write me a poem..

Nano 2022

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I finished Nanowrimo this year with fewer words and a daunting finish goal. At 54,000 (now 58000) words I see at least 40k more before this project is finished. As I developed the storyline it took a life of its own, and I have work to do, well, play to do that is fun!

From Morgan Book 2 of the Eternal Forever

Still, it has been an interesting month. I did write here as well each day between 300 and 1100 words for a whopping 16,000 words. I also slowed my own nano by getting lost in a short story that was over 12,000 words and 6 more that ranged in size for various submissions or my own groups.

Excerpt from “Yet Another Slice of Fear”

In the end, a good writing month and a good start to a great project. Now all I have to do is finish 3 bunch on my plate and go on!

A Portion of a Poem from 29000sunsets.com

So as the sun sets on another day, thought I would share as I think about the longest night in the world, and all the fun that comes with it! Enjoy your day, and make it yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live powerfully…

Dinner time…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was icky icky wet twing twang zip dah. Or, to translate it was raining and windy. (Why didn’t I say that?) .

Dinner was wonderful as I sat and enjoyed discussions with fun people. Although it was work, it was positive and uplifting. The dinner was very good, and I enjoyed the moment as the evening reigned down.

Here I was, listening. I had so much I could say, and I did so, but I spent more time listening. To listen is to open your mind to possibilities and the ability to learn. To listen is possibly to grow.

What did you do at dinner time? Was it just another dinner or did you listen and hear someone else? It is in that moment you can begin to grow and learn. Listen.

For me, I listened, left, and thought about the night.

So as the sun sets on another day, the sun fell but the hopes and dreams for tomorrow stayed high. New things to learn and new moments to consider, it is all good each and every day if you take the time to enjoy it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and hear well…

Solar whoops…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was super and made the sky light up as interesting shards of color scattered across the sky. I smiled at the moment, and kept moving.

The last several days have been quiet and cloudy. As I have decorated out by the road I have added numerous lights. The problem is they are all solar. It’s hard to run a cord to the road and it would take three or four extension cords tied together to do so. This has always pushed me to do solar but tonight after darkness fell, I only got to have Christmas lights for about an hour. Oops.

There’s a light that shines all the time. While some people may see that hour as far too short, I’m sitting here thinking how beautiful the lights were for just a little while. As pepper and I did our nighttime training we walked up and down the driveway at least 15 times and in doing so we both got to enjoy the lights and it was fun. Maybe solar is the best choice or maybe it isn’t but all I can say is that any shimmering light in your life for only a moment is far better the no lights in your life at all.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you find some good light and I hope they last a little bit longer. Perhaps you can take a moment to appreciate them either way, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live furiously…

A bit of a help…

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More rain today but the day yesterday was worth it. Still, I enjoyed the warmer temperatures, and the day was a lot of fun, working on all sorts of stuff.

I have a lot of trees that fall on the property. Most are jack pine so I have to either mulch or burn them . Not the best for fireplace wood. Ick.

Today as I was dragging trees one suddenly got lighter. The video is below! I thought it was funny, I hope you get a kick out of it too!

Pepper the Helper

So as the sun sets on another day, never pass up a little help. It may be the help you need to make your day a little lighter. Enjoy the night and have a super tomorrow, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it…

Spires and inspired…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset dropped over the western sky while I drove in the middle of the world, or at least the middle of Michigan. The western sky was splattered with clouds making the light ebb and flow as the evening slowly crept in upon us. It was magnificent.

Welcome to Reed City, at least that was how I felt this morning. It was a fast drive that the GPS could not really find at first, but I used to be around here long ago and found my way.

Today I was at The Reed City Evergreen Festival. There are a lot of festivals and events each year to visit and talk to people about books, reading, and more. (Yes, I like talking, oh well). Usually, there are good and bad people at every event, but today there were no bad, and the event was filled with positive people and positive interactions.

Three people and a group stood out today that I wanted to think about, and so I did on the drive home through cellular blackout land:

I spoke to a woman who was engaged and positive. She and her mother were walking among the booths, and she was driven. She talked about doing Tough Mudders and how much she loved them, and for a moment, we talked of my daughter and how she outshined everyone in a tough mudder. She was genuinely proud of herself, and next to her, her mother beamed in delight. It was a good interaction, and I love seeing people passionate about doing more.

I spoke to a woman who was working on her book. She had worked on it for a long time but needed to be more confident presenting it. We discussed a great deal, but the essential item to consider with her was she had a story to tell but was cautious about telling it. She doubted herself, but as I listened, she had a foundation she could explore that people would enjoy.

Another author was at the event that I did not know (gasp, choke, oops). She writes children’s books, and I purchased one for my grandson. They were cute, witty, and imaginative. This author had a way about her and the young innocence that I find very rarely. A sparkle in her eye and a passion for her work made the discussions with her very good.

The group focused on this event was a wrestling team. The wrestlers, who helped and ensured everyone was doing well, were incredibly professional and polite. I have rarely encountered such a cheerful group of young people driven towards a singular goal that has control and poise at all times. I was impressed.

With that in mind and if you consider the above, I want you to know you are special. You may have a story to tell, a quilt to make, a cabinet to build, a car to repair, or any of a hundred other things that define you daily. It is time to believe in you. You define who you are each day, and if you can share your gifts, it does not matter if it is one or one hundred or one thousand you share with. It is a goal that you can touch at least one person, help at least one, inspire at least one, entertain just one, and so on. If it is more, so much the better (At this point, I pause for you to consider buying a bunch of books so that I can sell a few million, ahh, that would be nice). The point is if you have a gift, believe in yourself and share if you can. Believe in you, and the rest will follow.

So as the sun sets on another day, it was a good day. It was filled with fun, and in the end, it taught me more. Every day I try to learn. Every day I am overconfident and humble. (Weird, yeah) Today was no different, and thank you to all the people who shared my day. Believe in yourself, and make your day the best it can be every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and believe…

It’s what makes you…

The Sun sets on another day…

Sunset. It was full of light and life and clear as the evening sky pushed its way across the land. I could do nothing but smile at the fantastic site before me and then it slipped away. The memory will be mine forever.

I went to a second-hand store the other day and found several hardcover books that I did not have in hardcover. 90% of them were action novels, and to keep them from falling over or being beaten up, I spread them out on the floor of the back of the truck. Later I turned around for a second, looked at the books, and laughed. If I were pulled over, the officer would look in the back at the variety of overly enticing action books with covers that depicted various abstract scenes of violence and probably arrest me. Oops. Actually, the officer might ask to borrow a few usually, and it isn’t a big deal, but the point I am trying to make is how we are defined.

I have read over 300 books this year so far. I have not posted as many reviews as I should have because I’ve enjoyed reading the books. If you were to Define me by the books I read, you might go a little insane. I have read dozens of action novels, even more Romance novels, even more, science fiction, and a series of dramas that do everything from make you laugh to make you cry. I have also read at least ten books on quantum physics, several on lasers, and a series of psychology books ranging from the mundane to the insane.

We often read what interests us. Sometimes not, but usually. As I laughed about the books in my backseat, I wondered about people around me and how we would define those people based on the books they read. How can we define people that way? We can’t. By the same token, we cannot define people by their experiences because each person interprets experiences differently. Saying someone is good or bad because of their living conditions, past jobs, where they have been, and what they have done is only part of the story. The real story is going on inside of each of us as we face this thing called life every moment of the day. For some of us, that means we are going through a difficult series of events, but those same events may be meaningless to the next person. What would turn one person negative could make another person very positive. It’s all a matter of perspective. In the end, our nature is defined by us. We can be who we want to be by defining ourselves daily.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider well the people you interact with. I have had different experiences than you, read other books than you, and see the world through different eyes. Please open your eyes and try to understand their point of view, and while you’re at it, make yourself the best version of yourself, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be you..

Be thankful…

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Sunset was misty and cool, but it was the end to a good day. A day filled with family, a day filled with conversation, a day filled with stuffing.

This will be a short post. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I hope you take the time to enjoy your day, have a little fun, and I hope you got a good nap today.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy the day, and find your way to an awesome moments, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and happy turkey day!!!

What sighs are you?

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was amazing and from the beach it shimmered in the water like molten fire. It was nice.

No, I did not misspell it. Many people sigh from challenges. I find I sigh from time to time as well. The thing is we all sigh for different reasons.

Some people sigh when happy some sigh when they are sad, some sigh when they are wistful. Some even sigh when they ate excessively happy. It is hard to know.

I laugh about the sighs in movies, like when a man or woman sees someone they really like. Ahhhhh….

Anyway, a sigh can send a lot of different messages. I hope we all can see past the gesture to what is underneath. In doing so, consider your sigh as well, and I hope it is a good one.

So as the sun sets on another day, fun times and more when sighzing up the world. Enjoy your sigh, and have some fun along the way, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and ahhhhhhh