• Introduction To This Blog

    I decided to launch this blog for a variety of reasons. While my other blogs have specific themes, poetry, art, reviews, this one is more of a catch all place for other various posts of interest. I welcome readers here as I do to my other blogs as well. Thank you for your visit!

  • A Special Thanks To My Blogging Friends

    There are some bloggers that (if I had the time) I’d sit and read all day. Bloggers who never waste a word, but instead are absolutely diligent in putting their best foot forward, or who truly do bring their A game.

    I always come away from reading their stuff having benefited in SOME way, whether it’s learning something new, having my day brightened, having my faith nurtured, having my creativity stirred, etc.

    The blogging community here has been an incredible blessing and I cannot fully express how thankful I am.

  • Additional Morning Notes

    Courtney and I were out and about this morning. We went to breakfast. Getting out in the snowy weather was a bit difficult for me b/c of muscle issues.

    Anyway, there were emergency services vehicles at our apartment compound earlier, fire engines and an ambulance. I’m not sure why. They were arriving as we were leaving.

  • Notes On Quotes

    I was reading about quotes earlier. We all have our favorite ones, the ones that have had a huge impact on us over the years.

    It seems like some people have a quote for every occasion or situation. What’s a quote (or series of quotes) that have seriously impacted your life?

  • Good Morning All

    Good morning Dear Ones,

    What’s going on with you all? I was on a roll with creating yesterday. I don’t think I’ll ever stop unless my eyesight goes entirely or something otherwise catastrophic happens.

    Presently, I’m watching scifi, later tonight my mom and I are planning a Bible study together. I’ve been looking forward to that.

    Beyond that, I don’t know yet what today will look like, but I’m excited to find out.

  • It’s Okay To Get Away

    Earlier, I was reading a post about properly/effectively taking a break. Too often, when a blogger feels they need a break, they may also feel like they’re letting their connections down by taking one.

    I however think it would be MORE of a let down/disservice to our connections if we got so burned out we couldn’t bring our A games, wouldn’t you agree?

    So, with that in mind, if you need that break, take it! Disconnect, get away, recharge, and come back “bright eyed and bushy tailed” (a classic phrase from my childhood.)

    Cheers and much Love!

  • Dear Readers

    I have been reading that certain of my connections have had their abilities to like new posts and follow new blogs revoked altogether.

    According to what I’ve read, this isn’t a glitch, but an intentional thing by the platform.

    I do not support such an action, and thus feel the need to speak up.

  • Morning Notes

    Good morning, Dear Ones.

    I watched a movie earlier that I had seen ads for recently, and it turned out to be over hyped hot garbage. The movie was free for me (thanks to my Roku) so the best thing about the movie is I didn’t have to pay to see it.

    Unfortunately, I still lost an hour and a half I’ll never get back. I think I watched the whole thing just in hopes that at some point it would get better.

    Anyway, other than that, I’ve had a fairly productive morning thus far. I am however barely staying awake, so I’ll go ahead and wrap this up.


    Hope you all have an excellent rest of your day.

  • Just A Few Thoughts

    How many blogs are you following? How many blogs do you actually interact with and at least read, whether you comment or not?

    Often, keeping up with EVERYONE you’re following can seem like a chore. Nobody expects you to be super human… but the effort, when it’s given is greatly appreciated.

    Make a goal, interact with AT LEAST a couple blogs a day, it’s even okay to have your favorites, but every now and then, go to a new one you’ve never read before, or check in with one you haven’t visited in a while.

    You never know the adventure that awaits.

  • New Notes

    Hello friends,

    I’m writing this while watching an art documentary. I spent most of the evening creating fresh pieces. Other than that, I took my wife and son on an outing on our town square. It was very relaxing.

    The only downside was how cold it was outside, but given that we live in Idaho, I can’t even pretend to be shocked. Anyway, I hope that whenever (and wherever) you happen to find yourself reading this, that you are warm and well. ❤️❤️❤️

  • A Note For Fellow Artists

    While it’s possible to copyright a particular creation, style/genre/movement is NOT protected under copyright law.

    For example: Jack Pollock was a drip painter, and his productions (under current law) are protected, but ANYONE can be a drip painter if they want, just like anyone can be a finger painter or a watercolorist, etc.