100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Three

Random thoughts on this day…. It’s been over a week since I’ve last written in this series and I’m not focused on any one train one thought. Instead, a myriad of thoughts come across and through my mind this day.

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty

Forty-eight days in and can still have that urge…. It’s been forty-eight days since I decided that I was going to quit smoking. It’s actually longer for that intention, but actually not smoking has been nearly seven weeks. And even now, after not having smoked 965 cigarettes, I can still get that urge. Twice I’veContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-One

A Story to be Told: Lost at Sea Several year ago, I dropped by a local historical cemetery and viewed some of the many tombstones of those who were buried there, including some of my relatives. During my search, I came upon a marker for someone I had not known, but it definitely had aContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-One”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty

Just random writing today…whatever pops into my head. Today is Tuesday. I’ve had over one month now since my last cigarette and even though I still get cravings, I haven’t found it necessary to pick up a cigarette. For that, I am grateful. I’ve avoided smoking 584 cigarettes over the twenty-nine-day period and have savedContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Nine

What are five things I can do when I get the urge to smoke? I have a good friend Michael who, like myself has in the past been addicted to smoking. Although I was addicted to cigarettes and him to smoking a pipe, the results were much the same: nicotine became addictive and began affectingContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Nine”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Eight

It’s been a long journey for all of us, the Covid pandemic. There have been its darkest days, periods where it seemed to be losing its punch, and then the appearance of variants and a roller coaster ride of case numbers. Until this point, I’ve been able to dodge the Covid bullet, but many willContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Eight”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Four

Asking for help. It can be one of the most difficult things we do in life, but often it’s literally a life-saver. I found myself in what I consider to be the worst days of my life. My addiction to alcohol had been one of the primary reasons for my marital separation and eventual divorce.Continue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Four”

Random Writing – Another school year is ready to begin and another interim position will be underway

Another school year will soon be upon us and I’ve once again accepted an interim position for the first weeks of school. It will be my forty-second year in the classroom and my thirteenth after retirement. Year forty-two is getting ready to get started. The assignment I’ll be working in to start the year isContinue reading “Random Writing – Another school year is ready to begin and another interim position will be underway”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty

No particular topic today…just writing off the top of my head Today is one of those days where no particular topic appealed to me, so I’m just going to be writing off the top of my head. Sometimes those can be some of the most entertaining pieces to craft. I delivered Meals on Wheels todayContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Nine

What do we do when we’re struggling? Are there things that you’ve found that are helpful? There are times during all of our lives where the struggle becomes real. Life happens and we find ourselves in the midst of difficult situations, some not of our own choices. “Life gets lifey,” as one of my friendsContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Nine”