It is ok to need a break.
How do you combat stress?
February's poetry continues.
Today I want (and perhaps need) to talk a bit about friendship. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know."He was right. If you have to walk on eggshells around … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 25, 2021
In two days, Joe Biden will be POTUS. I can't wait. I saw today that Garth Brooks will be performing at the inauguration, and that he says it's a statement of unity. I hope the Trumplican country music fans pay heed to his words. I know some of them will be surprised -- but if … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 18, 2021
Happy New Year, y'all! It's not 2020 anymore! And, in two weeks and two days, Joe Biden will be POTUS. Kamala Harris will be VP. I know there is a lot of noise (a LOT) around all of that right now, but don't let it steal your peace. Biden will be sworn in. Trump will … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 4, 2021
We have made it to THE LAST MONDAY OF 2020, folks! Friday is the first day of a whole new year.I thought about doing a retrospective for 2020 but good gods, where would I even begin? You know the headlines; you've lived through all of it too. But you know what? For all of the … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 28, 2020
Happy Solstice, y'all! And a Blessed Yule to all who celebrate. /|\ May the return of the light bring everything you need in order to thrive, and may your hearth always be warm and bright. I admit I am a fan of the waning half of the year over the waxing half but both have … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 21, 2020
I've been a creative person all my life, but it's only been in the past few years that things have really started taking off for me in multiple directions career-wise. There are many people who got their big break later in life than I have; no complaints here! But it does make a person stop … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 7, 2020
Hi, Saturday Songwriters, Twitter pals, and other folks wandering by! How are y'all tonight? (Well, it's night here; it's the next day for some of you, I know...good morning/day to y'all!) The world's gone crazy, maybe. So tell me three good things! They can be large or small or anywhere in between. 🙂 I'll go … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 10, 2020