Hey Ho Let’s Go!

RDP Prompt:  eXpress

” Christmas Eve ‘
Carl von Marr

Every year I try to find a way to make The Christmas Holidays an adventure instead of a chore.

I love the music, I love cold, I love it that it gets dark early and that it’s a thing to buy your dogs  presents and I have a granddaughter to spoil. But the truth is, when it comes to the Winter Holidays I always feel like an uninvited guest to a fancy party where I have worn the wrong clothes.

Halloween is easy- I start in on that during the Summer and I don’t stop until the first of November. I know what to do, I know how to act and I can’t really make any mistakes when it comes to knowing where to go and even what to wear.

I guess I’m looking for a way to express myself during a time of the year that sort of scares me.

I have put up my tree and I’ve been listening to Christmas music. I’m even planning a fun Christmas Day with my family- and this year I’m happy about it.

I suppose that means I’m off to a good start- at least it feels that way.


The Glow


Some neon signs are neon signs in the truest sense of the word:

Photographer Unknown

They are hand crafted by artisans, they require special care during their life time and they look great in the fog as well as on clear nights and in the day light too.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
French Quarter New Orleans
October 31st 2012

But Sometimes neon signs are little snippets of reality that shine and glow just as brightly as the best crafted a neon sign:

Photo By : A.M. Moscoso
Oakwood Cemetery
Beaver Dam, WI
October 2023


If Wishes Were Wolves

Inspired by: RDP Tuesday word prompt  moustache or mustache.

Jamie Wyeth
” Wolf Dog”

If I was a Werewolf

I would never have to wax my lip, or my legs or my eyebrows ever again.

If I was a Werewolf

I could let my hair go wild and wavy- which is what it’s always wanted

to do but I have beat it  into submission.  I’m pretty sure every hair on my head hates

me now, can you blame it?


If I was a werewolf

I’d never step near a beauty parlor again and when I looked into a mirror

on the nights when the Moon is full,

I’m very sure I would see a smiling face

looking back at me.

What a change that would be- if I was a Werewolf.

The Gingerbread Question

RDP Tuesday Prompt: Day Light Savings Time

The question we ask, as we set our clocks back and then forward again- how should we use  all of that saved time and how hard should we chase after the time we lose when we Spring forward?

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Oakwood Cemetery.
Beaver Dam WI USA

But then I wonder, if I could ask any of these people sleeping at the Oakwood Cemetery what they think of me wasting an hour and calling it meaningless, what their response would be.

Phioto A.M. Moscoso
Oakwood Cemetery
Beaver Dam WI
October 2023

For some reason the one word that comes to mind as I contemplate this question and look at this picture is- run.

Run and catch every single minute before they get away.