The New Neighbor.

I work close to a large area of land used as a landfill. It’s a very well-run facility. Trash is brought in and sorted, and then placed in different sections of the site. Fill is brought in to cover the layers and gasses are released as necessary. It is a very modern waste managing facility. Unfortunately, there are days when the wind is blowing just the right way and we all realize…it is still a dump. Continue reading

All in the Interpretation.

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People don’t look at things in the same way. One person can watch a certain situation unfolding, or a beautiful scene in nature, or even a piece of art; and have a completely different interpretation than the person next to them. It’s what makes us different…and human.

If I describe this photograph of a sunset captured by fellow blogger, HeideBlog, from her post “More Meteorological Madness”, I would focus on how the colors seem to dissolve into each other yet still remain separate segments of the composition. Others may describe the brilliance of the reds and oranges. Still others may describe a memory evoked by looking at the scene–nothing at all to do with a color palette. This photograph allows us to see a beautiful moment captured in all its glory and let’s us interpret it in our own unique way. Continue reading

A Small Tale of Cooperation.

“Raccoon” by roberta m.

We are encouraged to cooperate on a daily basis, whether at home, school or at work. We are told it makes things easier. This story take place in a back yard–not the boardroom or the classroom. But the moral is the same–cooperation works.


This is about a lover of animals–a sensitive individual that has earned a tremendous amount of wisdom thru a variety of life experiences. A person that believes in cooperation. A person that would rather not take the easy way out. Someone who would go to battle for you if you are lucky enough to be their friend. Or a raccoon in need… Continue reading