Showing posts from February, 2013

Tonight I Chased the Moon

Only 3 more days until the daily Slice of Life challenge begins.  I'm getting warmed up.... TONIGHT I CHASED THE MOON tonight i chased the moon hanging in the dark sky its full face shining where land meets sky tonight i chased the moon trying to capture its beauty one picture to prove the wonder i had witnessed tonight i chased the moon  as it rested on treetops hid behind houses taunting - daring me to try tonight i chased the moon as it laughed come play with me knowing i would never win © Cathy L. Mere

Coming Soon: Slice of Life

The countdown to Slice of Life begins.  Friday, March 1st, is the official start of the Slice of Life Event.    Last year was my first year to participate.  I felt like I was training for a marathon.  It took much work to keep up the pace, but the rewards were plentiful.  There was some satisfaction in a story, poem, or quick piece crafted and published.  Of course, keeping up with reading the posts of others was as much a challenge as writing. This year I've wrestled a bit with whether to commit or not as I feel my schedule is tighter than last year at this time.  I've been back and forth with myself quite a bit over the last few weeks.  Today this post at Two Writing Teachers caught my attention as if to remind me that I do indeed have the time for the challenge:   YOU HAVE THE TIME TO WRITE .   As Ruth wrote, "Writing is one of those things that gives much more than it takes."   So I'm in. How 'bout you?


Today I am joining the Slice of Life community with this poem.   QUIET It takes a certain amount of quiet to think to dream to plan It takes moments of silence Where there isn't the sound of Traffic Television Bright lights Where electricity's hum cannot be heard Where the sound of voices And laughter take us far from our thoughts Where is your quiet? In a library's far corners? In the peaceful flow of a stream? In the night stars twinkling brightly? If you hope to think to dream to plan It takes a certain amount of quiet.

10 Reasons I'm Thankful I Was a Child of the 70s

Playing Don't Break the Ice with my great grandfather. This morning I awoke to snow covering the ground.  I sat down with my cup of coffee to start my morning of writing, reading ---- ok, and procrastinating on the internet.  As I glanced through Pinterest, I found this pin on Laurie's page. Jim Hunt Illustration: It made me smile to think back to getting up early on Saturday mornings with a box of cereal --- and three channels --- to watch cartoons with my brother.  It made me think of how thankful I am to be a child of the 70s (and a bit of the 80s).  Here's why: 10 Reasons I'm Thankful I Was a Child of the 70s      10.  Of course, Saturday morning cartoons and cereal.          9.  You could sleep on the window ledge of your car              while driving down the highway.         8.  No bicycle helmets.          7.  Everyone played outside --- even at night.        6.  No cell phone cameras.         5.  Parents c