The Cytherians

A snippet from a prompt at the Gila Writers Group. Maybe something to use in a short story or . . . ? The Cytherians, by necessity, are a shiny sort of people. The planet is very near its sun. The surface is very hot–too hot for more than a brief visit from the underground […]

The Quiet Deer

We are blessed with lots of wildlife at our home high atop a hill in southwestern New Mexico. Yesterday a quail with two young ones walked in front of the house; today, four adults walked along the short stone wall 15-feet from the house. Hummingbirds are in abundance, as a recent post briefly noted. Today, […]

#WATWB Lions of Justice

Something a little different this month–with a bit of secular humanism. OK, a little faith-connection too. I’m talking about a national event happening in the USA in nine cities. It’s a festival intended to welcome 50,000 youth–aged from 12 to 39. It’s happening September 23rd and registration ends September 4th. So if you or someone […]

Hummingbirds Rain Truce–Haiku

Not much of a poetry fan or poet–either one. But one must take on a challenge now and then to remain creatively literate in composing prose. So here is a haiku for Colleen Chesbro’s weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge.     Gloomy Rain falling Wings sign a fleeting treaty Hummers dine in peace  

We knew it when we saw it

A short piece about the place where we really live–transformed far, far away. A sketch for a short story perhaps. We knew it when we saw it, the place for our dream house. We climbed the rocky slope, over and between the boulders left by the upthrust of tectonic events millennia ago. So much like […]

I Used to Dance

A little something from the Gila Writers Group last week. I used to dance, long ago, once I overcame the fear of ridicule or looking foolish to those who actually knew the footwork and possibly other associated motions that certain Sixties dances required. By the Seventies, free-styling was the dominant form on the floor. With […]

#WAWTB Nigerian Woman Makes Her Community Healthier

News from the Carter Center The Carter Center, founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter decades ago, funds and organizes health programs (among many other things) around the world. This, from their website, relates the work of Kate Orji as a Community-Directed Distributor (of medicine). She has been doing this since 1995, providing essential medications to […]

Hottest Summer In Seven Years But the Wildlife Likes It

We moved to Silver City in March 2011. This is the hottest summer since we’ve been here. Global warming? That’s not subject to anecdotal changes of a decade or so. Validation is found over a period of at least a century, probably a lot longer. But the data is out there. But let’s not get […]

HTTPS and GDPR all done

Finally got these essential tasks done. Still working on other issues, but look for new posts on writing soon. There may be some other hiccups from time to time with this and my other sites due to some still unexplained server issues. Rest assured we ARE working on it.

GDPR Changes and John Maberry’s Writing

I wholeheartedly support the efforts of the European Union member countries to actively enforce requirements to protect the privacy of the citizens within those countries. Unfortunately, the challenges of making changes to my websites is more than I am willing to take on at this time, while working to overcome some health challenges.  I run […]