i hear the grandies’ voices

one reads words out loud

while the other

writes ‘created words’

and mentions,

“maybe i should take a writing class.”


handwriting is so cool

because it is like

the written equivalent of someone’s voice.


-word porn




arklow, county wicklow, ireland

on the irish sea, summer 2016



“st. patrick’s day is an enchanted time –

a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer magic.”

-adrienne cook


out loud.



dedicated to all

who listen

or at least pretend to

 even if

you are a captive audience.








credits: google images, word porn




how and why?









image credit: natural learning





here’s to the ones who

march, walk, talk, stand up, and take action

on behalf of what they believe in

today and every day

even when it’s inconvenient .

“a cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent.

it’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.”

-a. bennett





image credit: google images


get out.


an attempted escape

this time from a speakeasy

one hour

eight people

 combining our

wits/skills/trials and errors

right brains/left brains

fingers crossed

big, big challenges

big, big  fun.


“the doors of wisdom are never shut.”

-benjamin franklin





n is for napping in a nook

napping day is an unofficial holiday that falls on the monday after daylight savings time begins in the united states. the day was created as a way to compensate for the hour people lose because of the time change. this is one holiday that most people can get behind.

studies have shown that one or more short naps during the day can help increase productivity and alertness. it is believed that many successful people in history napped often such as: einstein, churchill, and napoleon.

how to celebrate?

  • take a short nap.
  • if your country does not observe DST, then follow the DST and napping day schedule of another country. why lose out on a holiday just because your country doesn’t have DST?

did you know…

…that a NASA study among pilots and astronauts found that short naps can increase performance by 34% and alertness by 54%?

“the replenishing thing that comes with a nap

– you end up with two mornings in a day.”

-pete hamill




credits: timeanddate.com, pinterest