Naming Inanimate Objects


Back when I was a kid I named a lot of inanimate objects. One such object was an investment home that my family owned back in the 1980's. The house was somewhat of an icon, located right behind the  "Welcome to Morgan" sign just as you turn into town. The house was also very old, built in the early 1900's. One of my first visits to the house was back when I was very young in the early 80's. I was there helping my family paint in preparation to rent the house. Shortly after that visit I … [Read more...]

My Private Birthday Party

Birthday Cake

Birthday Party Writing Prompt | in response to: It's Your Party Throwing a big birthday party always been somewhat of a silly idea to me. Personally I'm not one who likes to be in the spotlight, so I've never made much fuss about that particular day of the year. When I was younger a birthday party meant more, but only because I knew I'd be going to to dinner with Grandma and receiving gifts and money from friends and family. Now days however, a birthday just means another year older; … [Read more...]

Backpacking into the Wilderness

Backpacking into the wild

Something that I've always wanted to do is take a backpacking trip into the wilderness. Sure I've gone camping and taken day hikes from time to time, but I've never had the opportunity to pack my life up on my back and head out into the wild for a few days or possibly even weeks. I've mentioned backpacking to friends, but the thought of being away from warm running water or electrical outlets for more than a day scares the shit out of them. So unless I am able to find some new backpacking … [Read more...]

The Smell of Summer

Summer Cabin

The smells of summer always provoke memories of my youth and all the fun times I experienced growing up. The smell of trees whistling in the hot summer breeze remind me daily that summer is in full force. It's also the sound of the neighborhood kids playing and swimming outside that excite me for the warm summer months. But what really makes me appreciate summer are the little things, like the smell of burgers frying on the grill as family gets together to celebrate holidays, and the sound of … [Read more...]