Jun. 1, 2017

June 2017

Passing the Buck

The term was coined from card games. It was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would pass the buck to the next player.


Fact: Pig Shaped Banks

Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.



"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

~Mark Twain


Fun Fact

Penguins and Chimps prostitute themselves for things like stones and food.


Character Writing

"When my characters tell me what to write, resistance is futile." 

-Rayne Hall


Too Much in Life

"I think we've overshot paradise with a lot of things in life. We need to get the flag back out on the porch and God to the supper table." 

-Garth Brooks


Butterfly Feelings

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."

—Carl Sagan


An Old Mafia Don

An old Italian Mafia Don is dying, so he calls his grandson to his bed. "Grandson, I wanna you lissin to me. I wanna for you to take my chrome plated 38 revolver so you will always remember me."
"But grandpa, I really don't like guns, ... how about leaving me your Rolex watch instead, the grandson insisted."
The grandpa on hearing this gets a bit mad and says "You lissin to me. Somma day you gonna be runna da bussiness, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big home and maybe a couple of bambini. Am I right?"
"Yes grandpa, I guess so."
"Ok, so soma day you gonna coma home and maybe finda you wife in bed with another man. Whada you gonna do then? Pointa to da watch and say, ... TIMES UP!"


Telling a Story 

"The glory of a good tale is that it's limitless & fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way."



A Fighting Chance

"Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love."

-Simon Sinek


Elected Official's Job

"I was not elected to continue a failed system. I was elected to change it." 

-President Donald Trump


Our Journey in Life

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end."



The Real World

"I don’t have to live in the real world—I'm a fiction writer."



Being Original

"Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences."

-Nikola Tesla 


The Greatest Glory

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."



Life's Experiences 

"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."


Our Enemy

The enemy always fights the hardest when he knows God has something great in store for us.



"We make realities out of our dreams And dreams out of our realities. We're the dreamers of the dream."

-Roald Dahl



Sometimes we create our own heartaches through expectations. 



“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector.”

—Ernest Hemingway


Big People Words

A group of kindergartners were trying to become accustomed to the first grade. The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on no baby talk. "You need to use 'big people' words," she'd always remind them. She asked Chris what he had done over the weekend.

"I went to visit my Nana."

"No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use big people words!" She then asked Mitchell what he had done.

"I took a ride on a choo-choo."

She said, "No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. Use big people words." She then asked Bobby what he had done.

"I read a book," he replied.

"That's WONDERFUL!" the teacher said. "What book did you read?"

Bobby thought about it, then puffed out his little chest with great pride and said, "Winnie the Shit."



"Some people care too much. I think it's called love."

― A.A. Milne



"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~Henry David Thoreau



"Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they (terrorists) used knives and a truck!"

-President Donald Trump



Happy birthday to my husband. I love you and I hope we have many more birthdays to share together.


Psalm 18:29

"With my God, I can scale a wall."