Share Your World —Autumn 2019

Share Your WorldI’m still hosting my guests from out of town, but I’m going to squeeze in a few minutes to post my answers to the latest edition of Share Your World from Melanie at Sparks From a Combustible Mind.

Why do we have such trouble telling our loved ones that we love them? Do you have that kind of communication issue with your loved ones?

As the old song goes, “you always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all.” I don’t know if this answers the question, but some say that familiarity breeds contempt. It also seems that the more time you spend with someone, the more you tend to take them for granted. I have to make an effort to make sure I tell my wife how much she means to me.

Decorations for holidays? Spirit lifters or pain in the butt? Or a mix?  

Pain in the butt. I’m not big into holiday decorations since my kids grew up and moved out.

Do you donate to charities? Of your time, do you feel money is the only true gift, or other?

I give to a few charities, but only in modest amounts, since I’m retired and have no regular income other than my Social Security and 401(k). As to volunteering my own time? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Are you too superstitious or have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

I am not at all superstitious. I played with a Ouija Board once in a fascinating game of strip Ouija.4B280B4F-7CDA-4282-AE11-21E203B71585


This week please share a photo or image of what ‘harvest’ and “Autumn” mean to you!


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Twittering Tales — Inspiration Wall

1E0EBFD7-3E2E-4323-83B6-BC541C874B33 It was her inspiration wall. Whenever she went to a curio shop or an antiques fair, which was quite often, she would buy wooden plaques with inspirational sayings on them. She would pour herself a glass of wine, sit opposite her wall, wonder why she felt so uninspired, and cry.

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Written for today’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Mikechie Esparagoza at

FOWC with Fandango — Manner

FOWCWelcome to October 15, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “manner.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.