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Farewell to Belle

Who Are We, not to Shine-

I started Belle of the Carnival as a fun outlet for writing and connecting with other like-minded people. It morphed into this beautiful place that I visited weekly sharing thoughts, ideas, and humorous antics along the way. I had the pleasure to connect with so many people throughout the years. […]

The Knack of Letting Go

raising children

Over the winter season my spacious home began to feel cluttered as if the walls were caving in from a junk pile of toys.  If you were to  wander up to the top floor of my home you would discover a small space overlooking a beautiful window that the sun […]

This and That

Sometimes my mind begins to wander and a conversation emerges in my brain when I am in the midst of writing a new blog post. So I have accepted on this  writing day that is all I am going to share with all of you.

Dear Muse

Shakespeare

Dear Muse, It has been a while since the last time we had words. I didn’t mean them. Sometimes you are just so infuriating! You never appear when I need you and then I am stuck blinking at my computer screen. I know it is annoying when I get stuck. […]

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 […]

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