i’ve been a longhair most of my life, all my adult life

when i was old enough to not HAVE to go the beauty parlor

that was my momma’s world, not mine by any means


my darlin’ was a longhair, i do love long hair on men

our 4 children were longhairs not by choice until they were 9

it’s truly amazing how much hair we shed each and every day


clinging to our hairbrushes, clogging up our bathtub drains

when we sweep the floor, we find hair here, there, everywhere

my question is, why are we not bald? how is this humanly possible??


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black friday was more pink in east TN…

well, the sunset was more pink, it was absolutely amazing!!!

i kept my word and did not purchase one thing on black friday…

many of my gifts this year were created with love by friends…

poetry, music, art, native jewelry, all skilled¬†with¬†hands of dear ones to me…

i love hanging out with creative folks, the energy is fantastic!!!

and the finished product is unique, one of a kind, full of talent and delight…

i think that’s what i like the best, you can feel the joy when you hold it in your hand…

the power it took to form just this one, special thing…the euphoria of words, of great sounds…

the beauty of their hard work, their special talents, their ability to create things no one else has…

that is why the commercial stores and their black friday mean nothing to me…

i think the pretty pinks in the sky is what i love…SMILE

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indian summer

it is with tenderness in my heart that i must say goodbye to sweet indian summer…as the sun sets, the temperature is dropping…for the first time, i have turned on my heat…and as expected, the smoke alarm went off…waving an album to make the smoke alarm stop beeping….smile…the next 3 nights will be below freezing, then warming up for awhile…i have truly enjoyed these warm wonderful days in november! thank you, Creator…i sure have taken in your blessings…SMILE

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fall is in the air

all the leaves are changing colors now, slowly falling one by one to the ground

the temperature has been amazing, still 60-70 in the day, 40-50 at night

all that will change soon…very, very soon….and as it should change!

it’s november…and i still have petunia’s blooming on my front porch

i’ve never seen this since i’ve lived in east TN, going on 6 years now

will need to bring in my plants that live inside during the wintertime

spider plants, cactus, mother in law’s tongue, and my mint this year

i’ve truly enjoyed thess wonderful, warm, indian summer days

i love all 4 seasons…it’s nice to see the world get to enjoy them too!

a toast to all that have their heat on already, i’m enjoying open windows!

not trying to tease, just sharing the warmth with all of you! BIG SMILE

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parkinson’s disease

i never knew much about parkinson’s disease until i fell in love with a man that has it. i’ve known him 4 years and i can sure tell the change in him.

not so much the shake of his hand, or the stoop in his walking, but in his mind, his memory, his reactions to ordinary things.

the anxious, the paranoia, the fear in his heart that this terrible disease is taking over his body, and it is. much more so this last month.

like he says, he’s aged 10 years in just a few short weeks…his stamina in doing the things he enjoys, golf, coffee with friends, writing.

he’s working daily to get his poems edited for 2 more books. he’s written and published 1 golf humor book and 2 poetry books already.

he’s a a wonderful poet, a wonderful man, the best in the whole wide world in my opinion…educated, humble, compassionate and an empath.

it breaks my heart to see him suffering in these ways…i thought we would be together in person, but i don’t think that’s gonna work out.

he needs his routines, his family, his friends near him. he needs the familiar that he can deal with on a daily and most importantly nightly basis.

if you know and love someone with this terrible disease, please be patient, yes the patience of Job, and listen, while you can, just listen…


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