This is awesome and very honest I really think taking a chance is a dare in life but if you don’t take chances how will you know if you will succeed or not. Come on Maria do it for yourself. If you don’t you won’t know.

another cup of coffee


As in, double-dog dare. Only, the adult version of it.

When I was twenty and first read T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” I was struck by the speaker’s question, “Do I dare disturb the universe?”

Do I dare? Do I dare to disturb the comfort of my own little universe, the universe I have carefully measured out, not in coffee spoons, but in falsely created parameters and limits that I don’t cross…because, like Prufrock, I am afraid?

Afraid of going back to school.

Afraid of writing something too honest.

Afraid, maybe, of success.

I keep coming across a quotation from another favorite writer, Mark Twain.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in…

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Expressing Myself

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Express Yourself.”

When I express myself I’m doing several different things but not at once I’m not quite that talented yet.  LOL   I’m cooking for my family and friends, taking photos of something which has caught my fancy or writing a short story or a blog.    I enjoy doing all three at different times and sometimes I find myself at least doing two of them one right after the other.  LOL

Expressing myself is the most fun I had at any given time.  I don’t have a photo to express myself with at the moment but next weekend I will post several photos and you can give your opinion of my work at that time.  Thanks for letting me post this on your site.


How many of you would have ever thought that it would be Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in this year’s super bowl?  Not me for sure, I was fairly sure that Seattle would be there but I thought that they way the Colts have been playing it would surely be them.  I not unhappy that the Patriots made the super bowl for February 1 just a little surprised.  I love Tom Brady he did a wonderful job moving the ball and using Blount to move the ball down the field to where they needed it.  Now those Seahawks they could have lots because of the way Russell was playing and throwing the football into turnovers the way that he did.  But in the fourth quarter with about 3:22 left on the clock Engleman came a live and so did Russell between the two of them they got the ball down to where it was needed and then got the game tied up THEN OVERTIME.  Final the winning 6 points for the victory to go to the super bowl and become the champions of the division.  Good luck to both the Patriots and the Seahawks come the 1st of February.

PLEASE look after this bear: Paddington (2014)

Want to share Roy’s opinion on the movie with the rest of you in my circle of friends.

Reel Roy Reviews

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or The Black Stallion or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, honoring the intelligence of children and their parents and employing its kid-lit source material as sharp-eyed, warmhearted allegory for our present day sensibilities (and follies).

Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) voices the title bear, taking over for the originally cast Colin Firth.  In between the expert CGI animation of this ursine lad from deepest, darkest Peru and the earnestly winsome vocal work of Whishaw, Paddington is a complete charmer.

He is aided and abetted in the charisma department by luminously winning Sally Hawkins (so excellent in Blue Jasmine) and crusty…

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