Naked And Proud I know I have done a lousy job of keeping in touch. I'm Okay. Tae not doing well. I have much difficulty with my desk top. Bought a lap top and in the third break in in less than a month that was stolen so that is my excuse. So far police seem to have made little progress, but they are working on it. They called one of my daughters and asked her if I have any dimentia. They doubted there were three actual break ins so close together in the same home. I think it is because they know I am in a wheel chair and therefore not much of a threat. I sure can't chase them. All three were upstairs while I was downstairs taking care of cats and birds. They know if I heard them I couldn't get upstairs very fast.
Felt like I was right there. Kathe you sure have a way with words. Even thought I thought your writing was at the top...it just got bumped higher. This story will stay with me forever as I love nature.
Keep on writing for us.
Just as Good or Better than the Old Hi Mike,
The analogies you make in your stories are always good ones, and have a very worthwhile purpose, too.
Keep up the wonderful writing!
Sandi in FL.
Lost Highway Jesus,
Your pain is expressed in your words here, and causes an ache in this reader's heart. In your bio sketch you stated that it's your hope that Our Echo will be a stepping stone to lead you to your goals and dreams. You added that you dare to dream a poem to life. I wish for you to accomplish that very hope and dream.
Sandi in FL.
Use and Abuse of the English tongue George Orwell was way ahead of us in 1984 with his "Doublethink" and "Newspeak".
And about 'grammar': hardly anyone is ever taught English grammar any more and what they grow up hearing around them that passes for English is often gobble-de-gook, so it's not surprising they speak the way they do. As a teacher, having to mark essays written in appalling grammar, I eventually gave up correcting the grammar. It just didn't help and English wasn't even my teaching subject. It was Dance!
The Spark I do take it in good spirit, I choose to write my poetry on this website raw, without proof reading it so it can be as real as it can be, thank you though for your insight.
The Last Dance Thank you for your comment. How right you are about life going by too quickly. One has to savor every moment of it, particularly if one is healthy.
The Last Puzzle Piece Nicely done, BJ. Such nostalgia that haunts us all now and then. How could we help it? Write those nice memories as they trickle in...Kathe
THE TEMPLES OF BASEBALL My favorite team sport and oh how you memoralized it. It doesn't take a novice to read your love of days woofing down hotdogs and screaming for your team. Good stuff, Dick...Kathe
Regarding Gail Martin Please accept my prayers for you and your family during this time of loss. Your husband has cross-over to the other side and nothing or no one will every fill the space he has left in your life. I hope your faith, prayers and family love will give you strength.