See You On The Other Side

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch


Here we go, marching into a New Year.

Last year I said I was going to write more

and I did.

Last year I said I would try to branch out

and try new things in writing and I did

( that would be poetry ).

I also promised to have more fun and that

sort of happened- I got into the color book experience

and that has been fun.

I’m glad I did it.

Given that I had a pretty good track record with this New Year’s Resolution thing

I think that this year I’m going to set a new goal:


See you on the other side of Midnight.


#1 Christmas Carol at Enduring Bones


Our Random View Prompt: Favorite Christmas Carol


There are a lot of Christmas Carols that are fun to sing and listen to but my favorite of all time is:

We Three Kings

What a cool song- the images are there, the story is there, the adventure is there- in a Christmas song!

There is nothing sweet and quiet and passive in this Christmas Song- and to make it even better, I’ve read that the Three Magi rode horses to Bethlehem.


That is just to cool for me to wrap my brain around.


So here is to adventure, to hope and three guys who set out with nothing more then a star and dream to guide them.

Merry Christmas.

And now, let’s sing:





Mrs Claus Below The Stars


Mrs Claus

watches  Santa Claus

fly away in his magic sleigh


Mrs Claus

wondered if Santa Claus

ever looked back at her

and said:

I wish I could  be you tonight


stranded below the stars

I wish I could be you tonight

alone looking up at the stars


Mrs Claus

watches Santa Claus

Sail up to the moon

wrapped in magic and dreams and hope


Mrs Claus

always wonders how Santa Claus

can fly to the stars

and leave her stranded below

for that wonderful night




Our Random View: Christmas Writing Prompt #5

” What Does Mrs Claus Do When Santa Is Away”



I Solemnly Swear

new years eve 2017

For 2017 I resolve to:

Write more.

Eat more cupcakes that involve bacon.

Explore a ghost town or two or three

Eat cupcakes that involve bacon and extra frosting.

Wait up

I’m not done yet.


I also resolve to:

Learn Belly Dancing

Eat cupcakes that involve bacon, extra frosting and a side of Lavender Flavored Gelato.

I also want to write a poem about love that does not involve rotting corpses and empty graves-wait,  that’s a maybe. Come to think of it. It ain’t happening so-

I will eat more cupcakes that involve bacon, extra frosting, a side of Lavender Flavored Gelato and Pixie Sticks…with a bacon chaser.


I don’t know about you- but I know for a fact that 2017 is going to be sweet



Holidailies Prompt:For the next year, I resolve …


It Snows on Uranus!!!

There is snow on Pluto


There is snow on Titan


There is even snow on Enceladus for Frosty’s sake


and need I remind you there is snow on Uranus ( sorry, couldn’t resist )



But will it snow today in Mountlake Terrace, Washington USA?

It had better.

Or, OR or I will be more then sad.



From KOMO-Snowflakes Dot Region


Holidailies Prompt: Favorite Winter Memories 



Every first snow of winter  is the best memory ever.

I love that soft crackle when the grass frosts over and the  roads and sidewalks freeze and the concrete twinkles like stars.

No past memory is better then that moment when you step outside in your winter coat and gloves ( I wear mittens ) and your scarf wrapped around your neck and that first blast of cold air hits you and you wonder if going outside at exactly that moment is the best idea you have ever had.

Of course it is and you know if for sure when your start your walk through that first snow of the Winter.

In thinking about it, what makes that first snow so special is the way it turns your every day world into something alien, how it turns a walk, a drive or your own yard into a new world.

A world that is dangerous, mysterious- a world that has teeth.

I love to take walks in the snow at night- there is enough light to make things glow and not enough light to distract you from the sounds and smells of winter.

The first snow sizzles when it hits the ground, just like the first rain after a long dry summer on dead grass.