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Love Is All We Need

minion guitarSongs have always moved me; some in a positive way, others just the opposite. Lines from songs have struck me as genius, some as profound, and some as simple truth. Interestingly, it took years for the truth of those lines to truly mean anything to me, and I too often wish I’d seen the wisdom in the words before I reached this age of… maturity. Yes, I admit, I wish I’d known then what I know now. I should have listened to the music.

Now… where I began is far behind me. I can’t even remember some of the roads I traveled, and I wonder how life might’ve been if I’d lived it all without fear.

We all do it. We scratch and claw our way to what we’re told is success, which translates to security, and then cling to it as if it can keep us safe from all harm, only to realize the light we obeyed for most of our years was the one in the middle; the yellow one. Oh sure, we often ignored and sped through it, telling ourselves if we stopped the guy behind us my plow into us. And so, we lived, caution being another word for fear. Green being just as frightening, and the red one to be avoided at all cost, because slowing down was bad enough, but stopping meant you’d given up, allowing something, someone, to take control.

But… what if we’d lived like we were dying? Would the knowledge our time was limited have caused us to throw caution to the wind? Would yellow have been meaningless, and red nothing more than a dare? How fast and how far would we have gone? Maybe not far. But we would have lived like there was no tomorrow. Or… like there was, and it counted. Counted, because it would give us more time to love, which, I’ve realized, perhaps too late, is what living is all about. Love is indeed, all we need.

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It Was Suh-Weet!

I told y’all about our recent driving vacation, and a post on FB this morning reminded me of this driving story from when I was a shy innocent little kid. No, really, I was! Just ask my cousin Linda Marlene. She was a tad ornery back then, and liked to pick on us younger kids, like me and her little brother, Ed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Post ~ Blissful Adventurer

Michael Housewright writes a great blog about food and travel called The Blissful Adventurer, and while he’s vacationing in Italy this month, he’s invited some of his blogger pals to host his blog for him. I am pleased to be among the invitees for a second time! The post I’m sharing on Michael’s Blog today is a Read the rest of this entry »

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Lakeside in the Morning

Several summers ago, Sherry and I spent a relaxing weekend at nearby Fayette Lake, and it was simply wonderful. I wrote the following poem on Saturday morning, and took the pictures throughout what proved to be an inspiring weekend. The shot of Maisy blurred a bit, and I wish I’d gotten a better one. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Post ~ Blissful Adventurer

Today, I’m guest posting at a friend’s blog; Michael Housewright writes a great blog about food and travel called The Blissful Adventurer, and while he’s vacationing in Italy this month, he’s invited some of his blogger pals to host his blog for him. I am pleased to be among the invitees! The post I’ve shared on Michael’s Blog is another piece about the wonderful weekend Sherry and I spent at Fayette Lake a few weeks ago. I wrote the poem on Saturday morning, and took the pictures throughout the weekend. The shot of Maisy blurred a bit, and I wish I’d gotten a better one. To see the post and visit Michaels blog, click here —> The Blissful Adventurer

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A big thank you to the Blissful Adventurer for a chance to guest host his awesome blog while he’s away.

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Do You Believe in Magic?

There were so many beautiful things to see at Oak Thicket Park, and as we walked the various trails, I took several pictures. These shots I’m sharing with you do not do justice to the beauty we encountered, and I’m thinking about getting a new camera. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these little magical glimpses of our weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Fayette Creature

 

The efficiency cabins where we stayed.

If you live in Texas and like to fish, swim, boat, or just relax in beautiful surroundings near the water, I highly recommend a trip to Oak Thicket Park at Fayette Lake. Sherry and I spent the weekend there, and it is a gorgeous park. Read the rest of this entry »

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We’ll Be Back

Our little dog Dockers is over sixteen years old, and in doggie years—no matter how you count them—that’s pretty old. She’s almost completely blind, can’t hear at all, and has a hard time getting up from her naps, which take up a good eighty percent of her day. The rest of her day is spent looking for me, not because she wants to be near me, but because I’m the guy who puts food in her dish and takes her for her twice daily walk. Oh, alright, she probably does want to be near me. Read the rest of this entry »

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