Journal Entry # 99 – Fill Your Heart!

atmosphere branch cold dark

Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity. – Novala Takemoto

Journal Entry # 98 – It’s in the Heart!

DSC_0353“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ―Roy L. Smith

*P.S. That’s our tree for Christmas 2018. Can you find my ornament? Where and what is it?

Journal Entry # 97 – Make a Life!

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Norman MacEwan

Journal Entry # 96 – Appreciate the Beauty!

close up cold frost ice“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”      – Aristotle

Moonlight to Morning

astronomy cosmos crater lake national park dawn

I remember nights that seemed only for me.
Everything still, silent…time fixed.
I sat by shore, lost in its wake.
Watched as mossy moorings danced in captivate.
The moonlight stretched my little port, reaching for tomorrow,
maybe running from yesterday.
A lull of loneliness, like a blanket.
Protects me from exposure.
Suspended in salty bliss,
I bid good morn to the sun.

Journal Entry # 95 – Tis the Season to be Kind!

abstract blur branch christmas

Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers. – Kahlil Gibran

A Ways From Anywhere

green pine trees covered with fogs under white sky during daytime

Wintery winds howl,
calling a bluff.
The sky’s story turns dark,
when only halfway.
Each of my breaths,
more and more breath.
They followed in dance,
but leave me too.
To chase drifts that whistle,
and those raw gales…
God, to the bone.
The forest taunts,
I hear the scratching.
Slowing motion, I’m straight into fear,
hopeless and alone.
I beg the moon a bond.


Journal Entry # 94 – Winter Has Come!!

photography of trees covered with snow

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Journal Entry # 93 – What is Defeat?

photo of mountain with ice covered with black and gray cloud

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. – Bruce Lee

Journal Entry # 92 – Become a Child Again!!!



“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ―Laura Ingalls Wilder

*Take a look at our Christmas Village from a few years ago. The video was taken with an early smartphone. At the time, I was just fooling around really, but in retrospect, I’m glad I captured it. Because each and every time I watch it, I can’t help but smile.
Release the inner child people, enjoy!!!


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