Dreams that come true. This is my experience of having a recurring nightmare that actually happened. My prophetic dream.
Despite the negative things about winter that people don't like, there are still things about winter that I like and enjoy. I know that winter can be miserable and bleak but I do enjoy the winter time when it comes. I like the whiteness of everything that is covered in snow.
Holy Scripture does not specifically say where the “lake of fire, or hell” lies. This article attempts to place the location of hell. Readers should use their own wisdom in making their determination.
There is no wrath like a mother whose son has been scorned. The fury that I felt from the heart break that my son experienced was quite unexpected. And I couldn't heal his pain.
This article will talk about my journey of finding my mother's birth parents via Indiana Law opening adoption records prior to January 1, 1993.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a zombie outbreak happened? Will we be able to survive it or will the human race be pushed to extinction?
In my days, from 1960 and on a few years, life was evident and always present at the back of the school bus.
Homelessness, Hunger, and Despair shouldn't exist in the wealthiest nation on the planet. But 3.5 million people have no place to call home on any given night. Many of these people take there own lives overcome with hopelessness. This is my story.
Considering a fling? Some action on the side? Ashley Madison? What, are you stupid? In adultery, your lover has a severe psychological problem, and so do you.
The personal impact of a simple in-flight movie and how the compassion of total strangers made this an unforgettable ending to our perfect adventure.
While texting and messaging is a convenient tool to keep in touch, it can often creates daily stress in our lives. Texting allows us more control over talking on the phone and allows us to establish communication boundaries.
We all want to live longer, healthier lives. But how do we face middle age and beyond with grace, dignity and good health. Reflections on Fifty helps you focus on what's truly important and not worry about the little stuff. And it's all little stuff.
My husband died suddenly two months ago. It was so very cold that night and we had just gone to bed. I was snuggled safely beside him, my hand on his chest and his arm around me. Then his breathing changed. I could not wake him. I called to...
Nothing annoys a smoker more than being approached by a goody two shoes trying to lecture them on the dangers of smoking. How do you deal with them.
Also known as Motel Drive, Golden State Served as the major highway between southern California and Sacramento. Now in preparation for the High Speed Rail, much of the area is being razed. These are some images of the old Highway 99
A happy-go-lucky dog and his overly-anxious-for-a-weekend-adventure owner embark on an afternoon hike that quickly becomes much more than they had anticipated. The scenery of the western Montana wilderness enhances this story of an afternoon walk which quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.
In an interesting manner, I received guidance that my Sadhana should be to see God in all and realize the God within. Though the Sadhana seems esoteric and fantastic, there are practical problems. How can I see God in someone I don't like or someone I detest?
I grew up in a mill town. It was a different time back then. Most people didn’t lock their doors, and didn’t worry at all about their kids playing outside unattended. I share some memories of my childhood growing up near the mill. Also included, my watermelon seed story.
The most inimitable place to be, besides in my husband’s arms, is Harrogate, Tennessee. The rolling hills, clean crisp air, and spaciousness all surpass the city life. The memories and joy I experience when I am there will always...
Indigo Child Definition (courtesy of Wikipedia and Nancy Ann Tappe): A group of children supposedly possessing special traits; beliefs about the traits vary from paranormal abilities (e.g., ESP) to simply being more confident and sensitive.
A universal love story that tells the tale of two women finding themselves, through each other. An honest glimpse into the fluidity of sexuality and identity.
When I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl, I dreamed of the wonderful life she’d have. It never occurred to me she might be a lesbian someday. But I don’t love her any less. Here’s why.
My personal love of rock hounding is paralleled with spiritual lesson and application in this lesson. Rocks do truly cry out the praises of the One who made them.
It only takes a change of our looking at all those obstacles to a state of inner peace for them to evaporate in our laughter over waiting for so long to do it.
Have you ever had a company change and cheapen one of your favorite products? Know that frustration? This happened to two of my most dearly loved items!
I'm writing some thoughts about the relationship that I shared with my beloved mother, Catherine Stewart. She was extremely dear to me.
This article chronicles an elderly woman's gradual descent into Alzheimer's dementia, which eventually kills her at the age of 78.
I describe how I purchased, painted, and installed my little free library which I use to swap books with neighborhood visitors.
Much of the time, people cannot seem to eloquently state logical advice, and instead reach in the bag of horrendous inspirational quotes. This adds nothing to the discussion. Let's explore examples.
This is a story of one person's experience of loosing a baby. If you have experienced a loss or know somebody who has, this article may be helpful in understanding how to heal and the long journey.
Dealing with feuding friends, self attention seeking posts, and having several of my social media accounts hacked and sending out spam several times; the thrill of "connecting" became more of a nuisance.
Sometimes you have a brief chance encounter with someone, but it makes a lasting impression. This story is about one of those times, the time I “almost met” a little girl in the ladies room.
Many times I have lost my words, given up the pen and thought I had no more stories to share with the world. Then something happens that changes everything and I am back in the role as a scribe, an observer of the events around me. It is my duty.
This hub and poem is me diving deeper into who I am as a person. Discussing my personality traits and the way I think about life. The personality test link is posted at the end if interested...:)
If I had to choose two words that define the ethos of the hillfolk I met during my brief sojourn in Kandbari, they would be simple and contented. This is the fifth in a series of ten Hubs on a holiday in Kandbari. Beauty abounds in the hills of...
May 31, 1985 would prove to be the deadliest tornado outbreak in Pennsylvania's history! Sixty-three would lose their lives. There are many stories, most much more tragic - but this is ours.
They're everywhere and sometimes we just can't avoid them, like taking medicine that tastes like rotten eggs. But who among is unlucky to be this stinky?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an obsessive mental illness that can cause people to believe they are so ugly they try to kill themselves, or have extensive plastic surgery with weird results!
A broken tree on Mt. Petit Jean, golden droplets of resin could become pure amber in centuries. There's a common myth that artists, writers and people in creative professions suffer from mental illness. Specific famous artists like Van Gogh and...
A consideration of what it's like to live without the technology so many have come to depend on. Could we as a people survive and if we did, how would it change us? Do you think you would make it?
What would change if vampires were real? How would life change if vampires were discovered to be real?
The world has changed since the 1970's, even our bicycles. Sometimes it's worth a look back to remember how things used to be.
This piece is not a piece about gangbusters, sharp humor, but how one guy impressed me so much without saying so many words.
I came to a remote place where nature thrived and man, if he stayed, would have to survive. There was plenty to please the eye and challenge the mind, but to get there was a challenge to the whole being. In the end he was not king of the hill, but an attentive student, an inspired artist.
What? 4th of July is just around the corner? Woohoo! We get a day off!!! The funny thing is, this is what most people of all ages may be thinking. In other words, the 4th of July has lost its meaning, and to the average Joe or Jane, it is just...
In my younger days, the three things in the headline above is all my dad said was for him to be happy.
I want you to know reader, that I was at the lowest point of discouragement I could be and still call myself a Christian when we started this Utah journey. This is the first installment of being trapped in Utah.
If you hate football, you will be looking for something else to do on Super Bowl Sunday. Here are 25 things that are guaranteed to be more fun than the game — for non-football fans, that is.
People find love in many places--the supermarket, the clubs, dating services, etc. But I found love playing Scrabble on-line from a game called Wordfeud.
Buddha said "The trouble is, you think you have time". This is true for pretty much all of us. We put things off believing that there will always be time to do them later, that it is never too late. But one day it will be. What better reason to do the things we have always wanted to do, NOW.
Throughout my life, I have asked for signs from Spirit. They have always come, often in very peculiar ways, but they have always come. This is the story of a few that were particularly memorable.
How can one know there is a God? What are some of the things I can deduce regarding a creative mind who dwells beyond this material abode and who is able to produce such a place as this universe?
We all have that one solitary moment that we could never forget...when we go off-the-grid it changes us and it makes us long for that moment again especially nowadays that everything has turned digital..well, here's my story.
We all have our own outlooks on a true Alpha male or female, but it may be simpler than we think. Keep this article handy whenever you need a motivational boost, and a reminder of who you really are.
Everyday home and public technologies can really be lame. They can make a Hubble telescope but they can't make a hair dryer cord that doesn't curl up in knots.
This is a true story about how my mom was taken from me. This story is as me, my sister and cousin remember it. This is part one. The link to part two is below.
Not everyone is perfect, but shopping during the holidays becomes easier if you remember two simple words: be kind.
The history of the English language along with some interesting facts, weird words, and quirky features of English.
Ritche was the second man I was assigned to during the time I worked as a volunteer providing support to people with AIDS. Blaine, the first man I worked with was a gentle soul and had made peace with the world and with his dying. Ritchie was another matter entirely.
Each and every person in this world is afraid of something. And one of the most common is the fear of failure. But to achieve success we need to overcome our fears and be confident in ourselves. With self-confidence comes success.
Back in 1987 I overheard my present boss talking to the Diocese regarding him leaving his position as Supervisor of Maintenance in a Catholic High School, to taking on a position as Manager of a 32 acre cemetery is Trenton, New Jersey.
Yes, you were told to make your bed after you get out of it in the morning. Scientists have given a very good reason why you should not make your bed every morning.
Supermarket shopping in modern times can be an extremely frustrating business. Do you ever find yourself mentally and physically drained after a simple visit to the supermarket? This page takes a tongue in cheek look at some of the issues we are likely to encounter on a daily basis at the supermarket.
My experience in making the decision to go back to college in my 40's, as well as the facts on the growing number of "non-traditional" students today.
The word 'Amen' is overused because some people have a habit of saying 'Amen' to everything. Therefore, nothing stands out.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by holding temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
The second part in my true story, "My Mother Was Taken From Me". This story is written as I , my sister and my cousin remember it. Part three is a work in progress. Thank you for your patience.
9:25 am, March 30th, 2009, my life as I know it turned upside down! With the sudden death of my child my perfectly healthy three year old daughter Savanna who passed away in her sleep. I'm making this article to maybe help others that may find then...
Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? Read this to find out, and take our easy quizzes to see which label fits you best.
Slow traffic in online writing may not mean anything mentioned in those smart strategies---it may just be mostly a matter of a chance, not a choice.
My kids have begged me for years to write about my very unique life, which they, as well as my wife, parents, relatives, friends, and many others, have been involved in. Now, I feel this is the time, so please follow me on a journey that even you may be involved in. It will be a book someday.
According to European folklore, some wells were called Wishing Wells because it was believed that any wish spoken near them would be granted.
If you suffer from a water bottle addiction or obsession, you are not alone. Please join me as I try to beat my addiction and give you tips on overcoming your own water bottle obsession.
Dreams have always been mystical and symbolic and a lot has been written and recorded about them. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says that one cannot dream about Him unless He wills it.
This is a true story about the true story my son will tell in the near future. He set out nearly a year ago to keep a promise. In the next few weeks he will accomplish that goal. Come read as I describe how he is preparing to tell this story himself.
What does a woman want in a husband? More than looks and finances, she wants to be secure in his love and devotion and she wants to laugh. That's what I think and what I tell about my husband and our relationship.
If we live long enough, each of us will experience the heartbreaking loss of someone we love. The sudden void is made all the worse by the knowledge that we will never see that person again. That is, unless they find a way to let us know that they have made it to the other side and are at peace.
No one could fathom the hurt and pain I was experiencing. It wasn't physical pain, it was emotional and mental pain that was inflicted by the love of my life.
My experience with learning to accept my new normals while rehabilitating from a TBI and dealing with Post Concussive Syndrome.
People get really tripped up when they come across hypocrites and pretenders. I almost lost my Faith when I saw it on my Christian College Campus. Should we bar hypocrites and Pretenders from the Church?
Although poetry is one of the oldest forms of literature and written expression it is also perhaps the least appreciated. In this article, I try to explain how poetry should be read and enjoyed.
What are the similarities between the writing process of poetry and yoga? I'll discuss three of them--being mindful, relaxed and precise.
I am a mother of two,A writer,A critic,A speaker of inequality in our Society and Political Observer.Reading and Writing is my Passion.I cannot bear social injustice anywhere in the world.
On his first birthday, my grandchild faces a great future. With no control over that future, wishing is the least that we can do. Here are five long-term wishes for him. See the significance of five.
Is is weird to meet couples who are obviously not the same age? Ever find yourself considering such a relationship? In this hub I share my story of finding true love with an older man.
On Friday, December 14, a shooter walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school and killed 20 innocent children and 6 staff members. I live less than 15 miles away, and all morning I received a continual stream of emails and texts regarding the police...
See your mind's eye to a new identity. Find yourself away from the rat race built of your own accord, but easy to leave and start over again. Take the steps, see were you end up, let me know.
This will not stop all of it, but it will make it harder for the predators to have easy access. As embarrassing as this is for me and others, Me Too.
How do you encourage children to read? Especially these days when movies, TV and electronic games vie for all your children’s attention? Do you have ideas? Here is what I did.
I think about death and dying all the time. I am not afraid of death. I don't want my friends and family to mourn my death because my soul is ready whenever God calls me home.
"Oh, I thought we were friends..." Has this thought ever crossed your mind when you were interacting with a friend whom you trusted? Perhaps that friend was unresponsive to what you had said or done or was unexpectedly cold and distant. At any...
Some people marry their high school sweetheart and they live happily ever after. It took me years to realize had I married my high school sweetheart my life would have been miserable.
Even though your country may not officially be at war, your soldiers still can face dangers in thier everyday executions of their duties and assignments. One former Peacekeeper's experience...
Sometimes you have a brief chance encounter with someone, but it makes a lasting impression. This story is about one of those times, the time I “almost met” a baby in a swim class.
How would the world be different if superpowers were real? What would change if super powers were discovered?
As my son grows older, finding a way to stay engaged in his daily life and make his adoptive parents part of my life has its challenges as four busy adults have their own agenda; vowed to always do what is best for him bonding with my toddler gets creative.
The creative side of me has been yearning to break through for a very long time. As a young girl, I kept notebook sized diaries in which I would record everything that went on in my household. And, there was plenty material to draw from since I am...
I have survived wearing glasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery and a cataract operation. I am forever grateful to modern science. technology and the amazing people who made this possible.
Dr. Maya Angelou dared to dream. To hear her voice in person is to experience poetic grace. She recited a poem in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a luncheon for women civil rights leaders.
When young guys began the Sagging Pants Showing Their Underwear Fad, America loved it, so to speak. But what went wrong with women who didn't want to partake of this fad?
Aging can sometimes be difficult for anyone, but it is a harsh reality. This creative article is about my 30th birthday, with a list of the top 5 reasons why I dreaded celebrating my 30th birthday.
My mother continues to provide me with material for poems, so this tribute to Mommy offers her one of my favorite poems, "Dust of a Baptist," penned several years ago, celebrating my affection and appreciation for her love and guidance.
Take a little journey down the rabbit hole with me as I ponder why some shoes have such exquisitely bizarre names.
As soon as we made our way into the tower mall, I immediately felt this strange wave of oppression. From the pit of my stomach came this feeling and it traveled to my heart, and I felt a huge burden, and one that I'd never felt so powerful before.
In my career as a mobile locksmith I met many people in strange situations. Here are a few of my experiences.
I grew up in a community in Ringgold, Virginia known as the Sonshine Farm. "The Farm" had a lot of notoriety in the Ringgold and Danville area, many people believing it was a cult. While it was not a cult, it was started by a group of Christian...
Things were a little different on Halloween back in the 1950s. If you were a kid back then this may jog your memory. If you weren't then maybe you would like to see how different it was.
For my son's birthday, I wanted to give him a special gift - some words of wisdom that he can reflect on as he grows. I know he's too young to understand it all now but one day he will.
I think mice are cute, but I don't want them in my house. Here are some stories of my travails trying to evict them.
The years from age 18 to 25 is a crucial yet often trivialized age stage. This article provides information that may be helpful to those transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.
I was the top student at junior school and was expected to fly through secondary school without a hitch. But I found my all girls' private school too rigid in its discipline and I started to rebel.
Sad lines are found in novels, poetry and especially music. What's the saddest line YOU'VE ever heard? Or wrote? Join the "sad line challenge" and see if you can write a line that can make me cry!
The time comes in every writer's life when the question imposes itself about how much that activity is stealing from energy, effort, time, and other important factors of living a full life.
How do we age gracefully? Youth is more a state of mind than a number and we are as young as we feel. This article helps put the aging process into perspective, giving you the freedom to feel young and vibrant at any age.
Sometimes a brief chance encounter makes a lasting impression. It can even be life changing. This story is about one of those times, the time I “almost met” Lily at the pool.
If I could go back in time, would I change some aspects of my life? My answer is unequivocal yes and no! My kids have begged me for years to write about my very unique life, which has involved them, their mother and many others. Now, is the time; to follow me on a journey that even you may be in.
This is the story of my experience of living with a control freak. I hope it inspires others in the same kind of abusive relationship to get out of it as fast as they can...
How many of you have seen Animal House? That wonderful scene where Kevin Bacon is attempting to join the fraternity and is "willingly" receiving swats to prove his worth? Why do we do the same thing?
Grandparents become preoccupied with the expectation of a grandchild. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with my unborn grandson a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to him.
Want to find your true love? Maybe you've looked into online dating. In this article I talk about how I found my true love online on the game World of Warcraft.
"I'm not going to fight your battles for you. Get thicker skin!" My former boss said that to me. My crime? I told him that a female in a different department was bullying our department and asked him to speak to her boss about it. He was a...
What is it that makes mother's special? Is it the material things they provide? Is it the extraordinary experiences they allow the kids to enjoy? You'd be surprised to know that when time comes, the ones that matter are those which at first may have seemed insignificant and worth nothing.
Monsters are real. They don't hide under our beds nor inside our closets. They are always with us wherever we go and whatever we do. Interested? Check out this hub!
My Christian friends tell me it is unusual for older people to become Christians, so I've decided to explain what led me to this. My story starts with my many years of truth-seeking, starting at age 7.
Some of the most interesting stories in my family are about the silly and nurturing grandmothers in it.
A simple car camping outing presented me with a critical choice. Would I use good sense or throw caution to the wind and go on with my plans. A silly mistake and a foolish decision afterward could have put me in a life threatening position.
Rochelle Frank’s Hub called Survival in the 1930's is an eye opening account of survival that many people born after 1960 probably cannot imagine -- Unless they were born into the poverty of the poorest Appalachian regions, the most destitute part of a rundown inner city, or a third world country. I have only a few stories to contribute.
How can you know if the right person for you has come along? Sometimes it's instant, sometimes it takes time, but if you're looking for some input on how to know if you should marry the person you're with, here's what my friends and I have learned over the years about picking the right person.
This is the confession of a 31 year old millennial that doesn't feel like he's matured, has trouble fitting in, and can't seem to grow up.
I was tired, the night was dim, and suddenly I received a life altering revelation of Jesus Christ the son of the living God.
This article is a satirical approach to the practice of cryonics. It discusses the various ways in which the idea of preserving your body after death is a terrible idea.
After 15 years of being a devout Christian and having impenetrable faith, I share most of my life story of how I came to lack belief in God.
I went to elementary school in a two-room schoolhouse. In one room, students were in grades 1-3. In the next room, students were in grades 4-7. Habits were formed then that are part of my life today. This is an interesting read even if you didn't go to a two-room schoolhouse.
This is my story about why I have gray hair. Actually, it’s the gray hair I asked for, my Aunt Totsie’s gray hair. So you see, I could never dye it. How often do we get exactly what we asked for?
There's been a lot of talk over the past few years about so-called alterations to the scriptures because of the "Mandela Effect." Join me in examining what's really going on.
Not everyone can be a mother, and that is just fine. Here, I am attempting to look at Mother's Day with different eyes to all those who may never become a mother in this life.
This is a true story about a UFO and alien encounter in the Nevada desert that was related to me many years ago. Only this UFO sighting has a rare distinction from other UFO reports as the visitors explained the meaning of life and death. We all have a purpose for being here.
Diary of an adult ballet student in Hong Kong - how it all began and how she gets addicted to ballet.
This now funny punishment threat of being given to a rag man worked for a time. My mother saw real rag men when she was growing up. They still exist in places & help to recycle old cloth into new.
Remember "that" special moment when your school term came to an end and your summer school vacation started? I hope that you relive "that" same feeling in this hub.
Reading for pleasure and writing in a journal can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Learn more about what researchers have discovered about reading and writing.
"There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13. It means something different to everyone. 32 years ago I discovered what it means to me.
A male CEO in his thirties selling a product for women only, should probable have a certain image of the modern 2018 girl and woman in mind and in heart. But it turns out there are still primitive points of view rooted in certain men in high functions ...
Not growing up with a religious tradition left a void in my life. That void was gloriously filled with the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. This article recounts how I came to find those teachings.
My Hobbies Life without a hobby is like food without the salt. It is a hobby which makes living interesting. It is a pursuit outside one’s regular work. A hobby gives one joy and pleasure; one does not get tired of it. It is a pastime, relaxation...
When you sympathize with others, the feeling is temporary as the feeling goes once the problem is solved.But empathy means seeing problems from other people's shoes and you share their viewpoint.
Humans also defend their beliefs and will argue till they win, or are proved wrong, or just walk away with the thought that it is not worth it. In the last case, nothing is solved
I couldn't help but notice. No—really. I couldn't help but notice because it's dark outside, your blinds are wide open, and all the lights in your entire house are on. My eyes are drawn to the light—and thus to you—like a moth to a flame.
Traditions, as we mostly know, are the stories, beliefs, customs and routines that were passed on to us from older generations. Without a doubt family traditions are important.
From what I have learned, being a supportive role for President Trump would not have been that tough for me to go with him for this historical meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Jong-un.
Welcome to the Big Top! Naaah. Too pushy. Too showy. But do read this personal narrative about something that I have missed in my life.
A true account of how I was miraculously healed and cured of illness by none other than the Lord Jesus Christ himself... but was it really Jesus? Or was it someone or something else?
My boyfriend's dog is the most needy, most clingy animal I have ever met in my life. Here's why I generally don't enjoy her presence. P.S. Their names are not really Stumpy and Ears.
I just want to share how I dealt with a sudden death when it happened to my family. I hope my tips will help others cope better in times of sudden death. It is very hard indeed to deal with sudden death but staying strong and positive helps a lot.
My husband and I both suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Contrary to what you might think, it's the best relationship I've ever been in.
A tribute to Michael Jackson. I miss Michael Jackson and mourn his death. I was looking forward to his comeback tour and am sad that he's gone.
For many years, I was a man of the right. Recently, I switched to the left. This is an introduction to my story with the hopes that it will encourage many of you to make the transition.
This article highlights the importance of books in our academic and social lives. With the advent of electronic books and internet the superiority of books is being challenged.
Some call it the ugliest daffodil in the world, but others think it is beautiful. How did this once thought extinct native of Wales get into the Tennessee hills in the USA?
Memories of "Duck and Cover" drills done in schools back in the 1950's and early 60's. Many people have vivid memories of these drills and at the time there was a cartoon film shown in schools called "Duck and Cover."
The death of a child, even an adult child, is always traumatic. It's even more so when that death is a suicide. This is a mother's story of her adopted daughter's life for as long as we knew it.
A number of entries in an autograph album, 1910-11, follow particular themes, such as Christian and Moral, Friendship and Funny. The album includes illustrations in some entries, a number of signatures and addresses from people living in the Daylesford and Chewton areas of Victoria and also in Melbourne.