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I wrote a rant today in which I said terrible things: nasty comebacks to an ignorant, oft uttered comment and a whole hypothetical conversation, all designed to make people who've uttered such things feel small and..... Keep reading HERE.
theblandau · 1804 days ago

I believe that we can learn the best lessons from our pets.  In fact, I call our dog, Cousteau's philosophy, The Zen of Cousteau for a good reason, he's the mellowest dude on the planet.  Here are tips from Cousteau on how to stay cool in the summer.: Tak
AnaLewis · 1808 days ago

During the cold, dreary winter months, I keep depression away by planning every detail of my family’s summer adventures. From our annual family reunion/ beach week, romantic weekend getaways, writer’s retreats, daytrips to amusement parks and motorcycle ru
doreenb8 · 1810 days ago

Her small hand covered her mouth to stifle the scream as she pulled herself up. Braced against the wall she looked down at the massive amount of golden hair covering her pillow. Tears ran down her face and stung as she cried. She reached up to touch her he
Marta · 1812 days ago

A herd of horses Galloping free, manes are tossed Tails flying like flags Parch earth is kicked Graceful waltz in the desert Dust clouds in a swirl Round-up in motion Indians who are cowboys Unify the herds Nuzzling muzzles Equine welcome gathering Colt
AnaLewis · 1823 days ago

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE READING AND DISCUSSION OF DINKY: THE NURSE MARE'S FOAL:YOU CAN STILL ENTER TO WIN THIS CANVAS TOTE BAG CHOCKED FULL OF FUN THINGS. A PORTION OF ALL SALES WILL GO TO THE "LAST CHANCE CORRAL" A HORSE RESCUE, THAT SPECIALIZES IN SA
Marta · 1827 days ago

  Devastating Topic June 14, 2013 This month's topic, STOP THE VIOLENCE: STRONG WOMEN SURVIVING DEVASTATING ORDEALS, is meant to empower us all and also to let us know that no matter what you have endured in your life, you are not a
admin · 1830 days ago

Why should you and I care about wasting water? about if we eat organic or not? about global warming? about whether or not fracking is a good thing? about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? about whether our car is fuel-efficient or not? or if ocean aci
ginamd · 1831 days ago

I think I’ve been afraid, ever since the pink house, where the fear would creep in filling the rooms with a brooding silence. A dark mist smothering you, filling your bones with fear. Always, the question would the badness break free and the belt come out,
Marta · 1833 days ago

FINDING THE LIGHT Across the years my mind fliesThrough muddy passagesMy heart must find its own wayTo shed light in those placesWhere emptiness lives Lost ones living on in cavernsIn dark places of my soulStriving to be rememberedWill breathe air into tho
Marta · 1833 days ago

I cannot put my finger on the exact moment it started with me but I know I was very young. I suffered with “nice” girl disease as early as ages four and five and most likely even younger. I am not sure why I contracted the disease but the possibilities are
doreenb8 · 1834 days ago

She is tender and warm. Arrives on a morning-fresh Without light knock or bell Like a whiff of tea and toast Upon a hot summer breeze. She is tender and warm. We perch on auburn-dabbed cliffs, shoulder against shoulder Study each other sideways Relax, with
bookmark_terry · 1838 days ago

  Why is There a Crow on Every Page? June 7, 2013 Hopefully many of you have had a chance to check WOTV's makeover. It's summer time and it was time she got shiny and new (and got her software updated). We chose the color yellow f
admin · 1841 days ago

Our topic this month, Strong Women Surviving Devastating Ordeals, is very important. Thankfully a good majority of us have not suffered a devastating ordeal, however, with the Internet on 24/7, we are exposed to such events on a daily basis and sometimes i
AnaLewis · 1842 days ago

About a month or so ago a whole lot of things happened to me and I believe in my heart I am now experiencing the afterbirth of my rebirth. I fell down a flight of steps. Now, that may not seem a big deal to many of you, however, it shook me up pretty damn
AnaLewis · 1844 days ago

This morning I was extremely lucky, Mistress Kyami was not around and instead Muralti doled out the chores. Otherwise things would have gone badly for me, Mistress Kyami is never easy, especially with those of us who are not her favorites; Altori thought.
Marta · 1851 days ago

  Her long golden hair whipped in the breeze. Flying into her face as it came loose from the black ribbon that had tied it, she watched the ribbon fly off, clinging to a tiny branch out of her reach. She couldn’t climb further out, those branches were too
Marta · 1861 days ago

Okay, fine. It's not that my shoes all suddenly need to be broken in more. My feet are swollen. And fine, the needle on the scale continues to dip. And that pain in my fingers, in my muscles, in my skin, the type that makes me jump at the slightest tou
theblandau · 1876 days ago

Thanks to those of you who are clicking through to my blog Nascent Niknud and following my efforts to get off prednisone. What you're really doing is peeking into the life of someone with a chronic illness. Some people refer to diseases our conditions as "
theblandau · 1884 days ago

In case you don't know, prednisone is a steroid used to treat all manner of inflammation. It's great for that. The problem is that it's also poison. Besides causing insomnia, acne, and a host of other immediate side effects, it also does major damage to th
theblandau · 1886 days ago

The Boston Marathon has been a landmark event for one hundred and nineteen years. It is not just a local event, though it is an event that all people in the state hold dear, even if they aren’t runners. It is something we as residents of Massachusetts hold
Marta · 1889 days ago
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