Dreaming of Falling

When I was younger, I used to have a recurring dream in which I would fall from a great height. This was usually preceded by a seemingly safe climb which quickly turned into a harrowing cliff-hanger. I could have been on a ladder, or a playscape, or on a mountain …

Nervous about Live TV

One thing that I get extremely nervous about is live performances on tv. For instance, I hate watching the Oscars because the speeches make me super nervous. Also, live musical performances fill me with anxiety, for instance, the halftime show at the Super Bowl. And the Presidential debates? Uh-uh. I’ll …

Look Up

I paused briefly in the parking lot to take this photo of a cloud directly overhead. One quick snap and then to the car to escape the Texas summer heat. Clouds are amazing, though, aren’t they? ☁️ This photo is in response to the Photo Challenge “Look Up”.

A-Z Challenge – Z

Z stands for “Zero” No, not the number, but for something altogether different. Zero was the name of our family dog when we were kids. I’m not sure why my parents name her Zero, but that name was actually quite popular with my friends! She was a small dog, a silky terrier, …

A-Z Challenge – Y

Y stands for “Yoda” I think Yoda of Episode V and VI was such a great character. The old and wise Jedi master’s charm was lost to me when the prequels came out and we had the CGI version of Yoda battling in epic lightsaber duels. It just wasn’t the Yoda …

A-Z Challenge – X

X stands for “Xylophone” So, the letter X… and I thought, well, xylophone is one of the most popular x-words… and wow, we actually have a xylophone in our house this year! You see, Koa is in his middle school band, and he plays percussion. So we have a very …

A-Z Challenge – W

W is for “Wisteria” I follow many Japanese photographers on Instagram, and after the Sakura has fallen, those photos have been replaced by many photos of Wisteria. Wisteria in Japanese is “Fuji” (藤) which is one of the kanji of my family name. FYI, the kanji 藤 is very difficult …