Apr 28, 2019

“He wrote something, your
Yeats, that made me think of you, and especially
what we have between us tonight. He wrote: ‘I
spread my dreams at your feet. Tread softly
because you tread on my dreams.’”

Valley of Silence


Apr 26, 2019

Weird Things You Can Really Buy at Home Depot

She lifted her glass in toast. "I had a good day. How about you?"

She sparkled, he thought. A trip to Home Depot, or wherever she'd been, 
and she sparkled like sunlight.



Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine [CC0]

Home Depot is a virtual wonderland for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. 
Of course, if you spend enough time hunting the aisles in search of the perfect item 
to complete your project, you may come across some products that will surprise you. 
Here are 20 of the strangest, funniest and most unexpected weird things you really 
can buy at Home Depot.


Guilt stung, just a little, but Ethan rationalized that deer and rabbits 
could be a problem, so she should take precautions anyway. 
"Dried blood."
"Dried blood ? Whose?"
"You can buy it at the garden store, and you just dump it around. It'll keep them away."
"Dried blood." Her lips pursed as she made a mental note to buy some.
"Or urine."
"Dried urine?"
"No." Ethan cleared his throat.

Rising Tides

Apr 22, 2019

The First Warning Sign

“He could walk to the corner for a quart of milk and forget how to get home. 
He could forget who he is, and if they can’t stop it, 
one day he could just go away inside his mind 
where none of us could reach.”

Honest Illusions


By José Moutinho from Leça da Palmeira, Portugal - 
Walking aloneUploaded by JotaCartas, CC BY 2.0, 

The First Warning Sign of Alzheimer's May Surprise You

Problems navigating new surroundings crop up before memory loss, 
and long before any clinical diagnosis of the disease, 
according to a recent study published in the Journal of 
Alzheimer's Disease.


"I think when he started to forget stuff, it helped him to
blame it on the whiskey instead of—you know."
"Alzheimer's. Yeah."

Falling for Rachel

Apr 13, 2019

"The Edge..."

Ryder sat a moment with his homely and sweet-natured dog, 
Dumbass, beside him
while Lady Gaga seduced the edge of glory. 
Chick was pretty weird, Ryder thought, 
but she sure had the pipes.

The Perfect Hope


"There ain't no reason you and me should be alone "

Lady Gaga
"The Edge of Glory"

Apr 12, 2019

Benefits of walking

"Do you know what I like to do when I'm restless?"

Her voice had lowered, and it seemed liquid enough now to slide over his skin
like mulled wine. He turned to see those vivid blue eyes glowing with
moonlight. And his hands were already reaching for her. "What?"
She eased away, slipping from his hands like a ghost. After opening her door,
she walked slowly around to his side, leaned down until their lips nearly
touched. "I take a walk."



By Belinda Hankins Miller from U.S.A. - surefooted, CC BY 2.0, 

It's good for your body and your mind and you can do it just about anywhere with no fancy equipment.
From strengthening bones to shedding pounds, researchers keep finding more and more health benefits from this simple activity. Need a reason to hit the trail or wander the pavement? Here are just a few impressive benefits of walking.

Apr 11, 2019

Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes

"I'm going to make scalloped potatoes for dinner."

Tonight and Always 


Take the chill off any blustery day and make something special to accompany meaty entrees.



Look whOt I found 💓

@ Rumble in the Kitchen


She wouldn't trust him to carve the pork roast, which was vaguely insulting, but did so herself as she steamed asparagus. 
Brody decided not to complain, as the meat smelled incredible and he noted
there was a serving of scalloped potatoes in his immediate future.

Angels Fall

Apr 8, 2019

Be Inspired

The land in southeast Wyoming is a magnificent paradox. 
Spreading plains and rolling hills coexist with rocky mountains 
and thick velvet pines. 
From the kitchen window, the view was astounding, 
and Samantha Evans halted in her duties for a moment to drink it in.
The Rockies dominated the vast curtain of sky,
their peaks laced with snow, 
though it was late March.

Song of The West 



Because some things can't be explained, only experienced.


Moments later she was out the door, gazing around her in delight 
at the beauty of the starlit Wyoming night. Her breath puffed
out in thin white mists as she moved. The air, tinged with frost, 
carried the aroma of pine, and she drank it in greedily, enjoying the
mixed scent of hay and horses and aged wood. 
She could hear the lonely sound of a coyote calling to 
the full silver moon. 
And suddenly she realized that she had fallen in love with Wyoming. 
The spell of the mountains and plains was on her, and she was
inexplicably glad she had come.
"Goodness, you were out a long time," her sister commented 
as Samantha plopped down in a wing-backed chair in front of the fire a few minutes later. "You must be frozen."
"No." Samantha stretched out her legs and sighed. "I love it out there. It's fantastic! I never realized how big the sky was before, and I
don't think I'll ever get used to the space, the openness."

Song of The West

Apr 5, 2019

"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." ~Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh, she knew, could have done no better.

The Art of Deception


This Exhibit Gives Visitors the Experience of Stepping Inside Van Gogh’s Paintings

Last year, Culturespaces introduced us to the Atelier des Lumières. Putting a technological twist on the glistening work of Gustav Klimt, this luminous exhibition magically transformed an old iron foundry in Paris into an immersive installation. Now, the Atelier des Lumiéres is back, turning that same space into a Vincent van Gogh wonderland.


She laughed. “Aye, an elephant. And a zebra
and a kangaroo. I’d like to see the paintings from
the artists you’ve seen, and the ones I found in your
books. Michelangelo and DaVinci, Van Gogh,
Monet, Beethoven.”
“Beethoven was a composer. I don’t believe
he could paint.”

Valley of Silence

Apr 4, 2019

Naming Your Dog or Puppy

“Oh, Beckett.” She gave in, nuzzled dogs. “What are their names?”
“Chauncy and Aristotle.”
“You have to be kidding.”
“Afraid not. They really want new names.”
“Who could blame them?”

The Next Always


By Wagadoooga - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, 

Finding just the right name for your dog or puppy can be tough. If you have reached the naming step, that probably means you have a new dog. Congratulations! Choosing the right dog is not always easy, but here you are. Now it's time to pick the perfect name for your new canine companion.

There are thousands of potential dog names out there. Take some time to narrow down your choices.

Apr 2, 2019

Patio Designs to Get You Thinking About Summer

"I've been toying with redoing the patio."

"First I've heard of it," Jolene muttered.
"I saw them putting on one of those herringbone patterns out of bricks 
on one of the home shows. I liked the look of it. You know how to handle that sort of thing?"
"Done a few like it. I can take a look at what you've got now if you want."
"That'd be just fine." Will pushed back from the table.

Blue Dahlia


You won’t want to go back inside after seeing these patios.


"What are you doing planting oleander for my father?"
"My job. Putting in a new patio, too. Your stepmama's already talking about getting new furniture for out there. And a fountain. Seems to me a woman can't see a flat surface without wanting to buy something to put on it. They were still talking about it when I left the other night."

Blue Dahlia

Apr 1, 2019

We Can Dream

“Hey, what’s said in the—What is this room?”
“Butler’s pantry.”
“No shit?” He let out a half laugh as he scanned
the space again. “Okay, what’s said in the butler’s
pantry stays in the butler’s pantry.” That got a smile
out of her, a faint one.

Happy Ever After 


Beautiful Butler’s Pantries

These stylish butler’s pantries are the ultimate accent piece for any dream kitchen — butler not included


His eyes narrowed as she slipped into the butler’s pantry for the wine. 
“Are you looking for a kick in the ass?”
“Actually, I’m looking for a nice pinot grigio,” she called out. 
“Ah, here we go. I hope I’m invited to dinner,” she continued as she brought 
the bottle back to the kitchen.

Whiskey Beach