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belleofthecarnival

I am the head clown in my family's circus act! Most days I can be seen with my noise stuck in a good book, spilling coffee down my shirt, and aimlessly wandering about wondering where did I put my glasses.

You can always drop me line at belleofthecarnival@hotmail.com

Hula like I Just Don’t Care

don't forget to play

I eyed it at the sports store  and couldn’t resist! Almost every day it calls my name and taunts me to play, “Just for a minute! Only a minute!” How can I resist such a round shape, simple to whip around my waist, and use as a delightful diversion! It […]

The Odious Dog

the odious dog

I was given a good piece of advice this summer as I talked with my sister about where my book was going and why it was not ending. She looked at me and said “Stuff your sausage.” “What?” “Your book is like a sausage, you just have to keep stuffing […]

What’s in a View?

dunns rivers falls

The moment you catch yourself gazing out over the vast landscape can be your shining light of inspiration while if you were to stare out across a garbage pit it could force you recoil from everything you have ever known. It is how each view is shaped and molded that […]

Daydreamer

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I grew up in a small town where everyone knew your business or pretended to know your business. You wore your last name as an emblem of who you were with no hope of change because no one in your ancestral gene pool has ever had the ability to change. […]

The Warmth of a Sunrise

secret garden

On vacation I enjoy sneaking out of bed early to take photos of the quiet landscape before the hustle and bustle of the day. It is a magical time as the sunrises and the colors dance across the sky. The landscape turns from dark to light with not a single […]

Falling into the New Year

phone home gully

If there is one thing I am good at it is falling and it is never done with grace.  My fear of falling extends into many aspects of my life and one particular aspect is skiing. My husband and children  ski two runs with me in the morning before ditching […]

Santa and his Evil Elves

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Once upon a time I loved the Christmas season, the decorating, the baking, and the good holiday cheer that spreads amongst most people during the season. However, all of that changed thanks to being at the same resort as Santa Claus this summer.  What turned into a simple misunderstanding between […]

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