December 29, 2017

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

-Gustave Flaubert


It’s the last Friday of 2017. Here’s to more adventures to mysterious lands in 2018!


September 29, 2017

Whenever I read stories of people doing huge pranks on set, all I think is, ‘These people have too much time on their hands.’ Besides, I don’t want to make some poor assistant clean up someone’s trailer after I’ve filled it with, say, Cadbury eggs. See? I can’t even think of a good prank.

-Amy Poehler

Poetry Games: The Cure

First: Happy Friday!

Today’s turning out to be a real crappy day, as you can tell by today’s Quote of the Day post. I heard “Friday I’m in Love” on the radio just now. It’s my silly sign that things will be okay. Haven’t done a “The Cure” poem yet, so this should be fun. 🙂


It’s Friday and on

“Friday I’m in Love”.


It’s “A Strange Day”

to be in “A Forest”

wandering through the “Purple Haze”.

Wish you were “Close to Me”

again so I’m not trapped

in my memories with

these “Pictures of You”.

Alas, you are

“Jumping Someone Else’s Train”

“In-between Days”

Watching a “Strange Attraction” at a




Quit being “The Perfect Boy”

for once in your life and

meet me at “10:15 Saturday Night”

on “Fascination Street” by the

“Hanging Gardens.”

If we make it in time,

we can catch “The Lovecats”

perform their “Lovesong”.


We’ll laugh and party

for old time’s sake

and it’ll be “Just Like Heaven”.

We’ll stay up ’til morning

before we part ways.

You’ll start crying like mad

and I’ll stop you and say

“Boys Don’t Cry”!

We’ll take “The Walk”

to the train station.

You’ll hum my “lullaby”

and promise we’ll

meet again


#FlashbackFriday: “Imagination is Key”

#TBT is fun and all but it’s still a busy workday for me, so I’m going to celebrate #FlashbackFriday!
I received a recent notification that someone began following my old blog, Your Way With Words, which hasn’t posted anything in awhile….a long while. I appreciate you following my good sir/madam.

Fast forward the checking of the notification to the part I open the site. All these posts! All the time I spent on that ol’ blog! I wish I had that kind of time again. I came across one of my first posts, “Imagination is Key”.

Many people believe success is measured by the outcome of what you are trying to achieve. Many people believe it is from the experience and knowledge gained. Those people may be correct. However, they are forgetting that success isn’t just one thing but a network of factors from perseverance to motivation to imagination.

To be successful is to gain and keep the perseverance while experiencing the event or project in order to get the favorable outcome. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, perseverance is defined as a “continued effort to do or achieve something despite its difficulties, failures or opposition”. Difficulties. Failures. Opposition. Let us be honest and admit those things are all around for life is not easy. To put it simply: do not give up because it was “too hard” or “impossible” or give the “I can’t do it” excuse.

My head just about exploded. If you were to place me at the time I wrote that side by side with the me right now, you may find two different people. Or you may find the same person. Point is, I am a little rusty with the writing thing. I will happily admit it. So seeing the level I once was back then is a nice refresher and motivator to keep noting details and honing those writing skills again. Hell, not just getting to that level again but surpassing that level!

Anyway, Happy Friday everyone! If you want to read the rest of the post, click here: Imagination is Key.