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Are you Ready for Retirement?

As a woman of a certain age, in my fabulous 50’s, I am concerned about retirement. I have worked and raised four children living mostly paycheck to paycheck and have nothing saved. Taking steps to take control of your retirement planning could have a positive impact in many areas of your life. Start today with this…

#BannedBooksWeek Celebrating the Freedom to Read

  Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned,… Continue Reading →

What I Liked in July

Hello, August! It’s time to share my favorites from Instagram for July. It’s is hard to pick just a few so, for July I focused more on the photograph than on the subject. These are spectacular photographs that remind you… Continue Reading →

Participation Trophies Are for Losers

You entitled insolent child You have been mollycoddled And catered to your entire Short life. Not even 18 and think you are an adult. How dare you think that you can tell me what to do How dare you assume… Continue Reading →

Narcissistic Views

When this poem first came to me, I thought it was about a prior relationship. The more I looked at this poem and worked with it to get it exactly the way I wanted it to be, I realized it… Continue Reading →

Why is Everyone Trying to Look Like a Kardashian?

I have a complaint or more like a pet peeve. I really dislike when people, especially women, try to be someone else. When they don’t embrace their own unique beauty and try to fit into a mold. The current mold… Continue Reading →

Should I Warn Her?

Her face is smiling up at me from the announcement section of the morning paper. Right there next to his depraved grin, she stands beaming, happy to show off the ring. I wonder who paid for it. Tossing the paper… Continue Reading →

Everything July

Did you know there is so much more to July then the 4th?  According to the National Day Calendar, July is recognized as National Anti-Boredom Month National Baked Bean Month National Cell Phone Courtesy Month National Culinary Arts Month National… Continue Reading →

Take That Step Into Your New Life

    Until you decide that you are no longer willing to live your life just being comfortable, you will not step into that new life. You have to decide for yourself that where you are is not where you… Continue Reading →

Phoenix Rising

They say the creative soul is stifled in an environment of misery and despair but they are wrong It thrives there under the surface. every abuse every cruelty makes it stronger building power it rises up like a phoenix from the… Continue Reading →

Rage is a Rose

Rage blossoms like a flower Like a red rose Blood seeping from my cuts You took everything I had Left me broken and old Hiding away in a dark room Surrounded by fear Lost and alone Death of a thousand… Continue Reading →

Vinny and Waffles Great Adventure – #WordlessWednesday

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