The Hunger #SOCS


She could feel the hunger in her as she looked through the window. There he sat with his date, a woman well past her prime with blonde hair that can only come from a bottle. She was not jealous if anything she felt sorry for the woman. She knew what was coming. Maybe not tonight but it would happen. Like the sunrise, he burns gloriously for a moment before becoming too hard on the eyes. Her stomach was growling as she watched him touch the woman’s hand across the table. She had not eaten in a few days, but


Children are NOT Collateral Damage

Children are NOT collateral Damage EclecticEvelyn.com

When did it become accepted that children are collateral damage? When did the powers sit down and say children are expendable? In what back room, boardroom, golf course, country club gathering did everyone agree that it was okay to sacrifice children on the alter of corporate greed?  In what nightmare of insanity did the world decide it was okay to kill children, to turn children into soldiers and sex slaves? Why are children a target of the elite, of the powers that be?  Why is this the new face of war?   Khartoon – Choices OmranDaqneesh 5 pulled from



Drowning #Poem EclecticEvelyn.com

I am drawn to you like an errant lover I return time and time again seeking solace Finding none and finding everything You call to me from the depths of my soul Fear bubbling up from the deep Sucking me into your undertow Storm waves surge Reaching for me I claw my way up Trying to grasp safety as it slips through my hands You envelope me Consume me We are one I am none I look up The clouds part, the sun beckons me from your depths I rise and return to the solidity of life Knowing I


Why I Love Real Books

Why I Love Real Books EclecticEvelyn.com

I grew up loving books, real books, with their smudged ink on dog-eared pages held together by bent withering spines. The library was where I wanted to be. Surrounded by all the books I could ever want to read. I didn’t just love reading, I loved the smell and feel of the books. A lot of kids today have never even seen a real book let alone read one. They have kindles, nooks, tablets and cell phones. They even have them in schools now. Half the time I look at kids they have their noses in their devices playing


Lighthouses and August

Marblehead Lighthouse Ohio EclecticEvelyn.com

  It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of the first Federal lighthouse, Congress passed a resolution which designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day. Lighthouse Foundation     August the 7th is National Lighthouse Day.  In celebration, I wanted to share some of the many lighthouses, I have seen on my travels.  I love lighthouses and have always sought them.  To me each on is


Everything August

August EclecticEvelyn.com

A new month has arrived and with it the end of summer.  August is the last hurrah before we must return to school and the the business of the fall and holiday season.  August starts with Lammas, the celebration of the first harvest and the baking of the first bread of that harvest and ends with the Labor Day weekend, known as the official end of the summer season. August is usually the hottest of the summer months revolving around vacations, trips to the beach or lake, and soaking up the last of the rays while lounging by the


You Don’t Know Me #BehindTheBlogger

You Don't Know Me #BehindtheBlogger EclecticEvelyn.com

You don’t know me but reading my blog gives you some insight into who I am right now.  Who I was before remains a mystery at least for a little while.  My lives are starting to collide with old friends discovering my blog and new friends discovering my life.  On my blog I reveal bits and pieces at a time but it is focused on my life now, not what came before, so I will share a few things that came before so that you can learn a bit about me, the person, not just the blogger. In 2011,


Being Grateful in the Heat

I woke up this morning hot and sweaty.  The air conditioner in my room had stopped working at some point during the night. At first I was irritated and then I walked into the hallway and felt the cool breeze from my other two air conditioners in the house.  At that point, I reminded myself to be grateful for the ones that were working instead of being irritated with the one that was not.  Instead of three working air conditioners in my house,I have two and I am grateful for those.  During this record heatwave, there are many people


10 of My Favorite WV Pics

10 of My Favorite WV Pics EclecticEvelyn.com

I love instagram.  If you’re not following me you really should. I share everything from dogs and cats to crochet and sunsets.  I love taking photos and when my phone is working right I share them on instagram.  Here are 10 of my favorite pictures of West Virginia I have found on instagram this month.   A photo posted by Brett Bodkins (@brettbodkinsphotography) on Jul 10, 2016 at 11:18pm PDT   A photo posted by @natepaxton on Jul 11, 2016 at 4:39pm PDT   A photo posted by V&B Digital (@vbdigital) on Jul 11, 2016 at 2:55pm PDT  


How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need EclecticEvelyn.com

If you are an early bird or a night owl, you can not function properly unless you are getting the right amount of sleep. Lack of sleep causes mistakes and accidents on and off the job. Did you know that driving sleepy can be just as dangerous as driving intoxicated? Lack of sleep impairs brain function and makes decision making difficult. In order to be your most productive you need to get proper sleep. You also need to make sure your child gets enough sleep. We are so busy packing their days full of activities, sports, and playdates that