- December 20
- Married and in the heartland of the USA with little to say and nothing to say it with.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Choosing Sides On Open Salon
-- The Inside Scoop
May 11, 2013 04:43PM
- A Broken Friendship
May 08, 2013 06:53PM
- Bangladesh Tragedy-What Price
April 27, 2013 08:32PM
- Canned Puma
April 21, 2013 10:46AM
- It's A Mystery To Me- Liver
April 18, 2013 07:47PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Have I ever told you I
am rather fond of
I am especially
May 12, 2013 09:27PM
- “Talk about very late
here. I happened to see what
a plea on
May 12, 2013 09:24PM
- “I work for Hallmark.
We'll get right on it”
May 12, 2013 12:39PM
May 12, 2013 12:42AM
- “Wow! This is gut
May 12, 2013 12:39AM
J D Smith's Links
- MY LINKS
Courtesy of Wikipedia
A Ford tractor pulls down the steep hill, churning dust and cracking through layers of sedimentary rock and crinoid stems that geology left to be discovered, and now had become so much powdered waste.
Cow-sized wheels jerk and crush their way down the mound where in… Read full post »
OK..this has nothing to do with the wedding...just showing off my godchild!!!
My son and his soon to be wife practicing! My second son is to the far right!
I got daughters....two of them!!!
Three are mine..the middle and far left… Read full post »
Our family had gotten together in our little bittie house to celebrate my oldest sons 3rd birthday.
This is back just a bit before Ninja Turtles were all the rage, and well before I knew what I was doing as a parent. His little brother had been born a mere… Read full post »
We certainly have an amazing capacity in each of us to love one another, don't we?
To lift one another up. To be better people.
It makes me smile.
I hope it does you too.
Image courtesty of Wikopedia
I’ve seen this kind of love all around me, and all sorts of people fall back on it.
Now here was Becky, and I had just asked her why she thought she was in love with a man we both work with.
“Oh that’s… Read full post »
"My mom is laying a ridiculous guilt trip on us, J D!"
"Is this about having kids again, Kristin?"
"Yes, everything is ALWAYS about us having kids with her!" Kristin was in my office and crying. She is a bright woman with a good future ahead of her at work.… Read full post »
Do you know from where your love will come
bright gold within your heart?
Will it come from all expected places
or lands so far apart?
Will it point true north, Polaris-led
and stay real for ever more?
Will it survive life’s tumbles and shakes and quakes
will your love be stuff of lore/… Read full post »
Would I pull the trigger in the same position?
I can’t come close to answering that. I don’t think you really know the decision you would make, or understand the courage it would take. I don’t really understand what she was facing, unable to alter it.
In the end, it came… Read full post »
You’ve always wondered what we are doing when we guys spend hours in the bathroom;... right? What drives us there, and most importantly, how do we spend our time?
It’s time I share.
Sometimes it is about survival.
I’ve tried it a number… Read full post »
It is a very different thing to “intellectually” understand that we may belong to something or someone, as opposed to “feeling” it. I struggle with that feeling of being alone from time to time; “alone” as in not quite part of the bigger group or the… Read full post »
No truths be told this day,
for truth is painful.
It forces its way upon my reality,
and makes me see things in ways I’d rather not.
It vandalizes my spirit,
yet lies deceive and destroy
picture courtesy of photobucket.com
"Do you love me?”
“I do. Always will I love you.”
Bright sun shone on the lake that day,
where the church picnic brought two teens together,
to share their love of humanity with hel… Read full post »
The tiny hand reached up from someplace under me, and grasped my fingers with determination.
I looked down to see Jason staring up at me with a sense of urgency in his eyes, but knowing full well that I was going to do whatever he wanted.He pointed over to… Read full post »
At 54 and married and moving into the backstretch of raising 4 great kids, I still don't pretend to have anything figured out in life. Making such an assumption on my part invariably leads to calamity befalling me, and there has been more than enough calamity.
Here are some random thought… Read full post »
The scream of another semi hauling through,
echos in the underpass where there is some shelter;…
some cover from the sun.
It… Read full post »
Courtesy Mika Gullet AP
My daughter goes to college in Joplin Missouri! Missouri Southern State University.
School got out for the summer last week, and she wanted to come home Thursday, with all her stuff. I talked to her about waiting till today...Monday...as that is… Read full post »
A silent cricket anticipating the dusk
where so many dreams fade in and out.
as a lone lover sits and seeks the star's birth
&nb… Read full post »
I am suppose to be writing of love from a woman's perspective. I tried, and I hope you enjoy it.
A lone light upon a single wooden post,
and around the corner a windmill,
paddling the cloudy buns of passing mists. … Read full post »
courtesy of Blingee.com
Yep...I can see it now.
Love; sacrifice; caring; and nurturing are all part of your toolbox.
You've done all you could for your children. You've poured yourself out for them!
To all of you, Open Salon moms on Mothers Day...may God bless you!
I've been told that a daddy's heart was made to be broken. I've been told that it can break more than once or twice; that is can be torn apart and put back together so quickly that the head spins to think of it. I have been told that a… Read full post »
photo courtesy of imagequest marine.com
Over and again does the sea cast a loving fury upon the living beach,
yes caressing; for time unknown and with frigid fingers;
&nbs… Read full post »
picture courtesy of photobucket.com
The whisper of a mere wisp of pine-scented breeze,
lightly fingering the bared backs of two lovers embraced;
each aware of the cool sweet kiss of wind,
Betsy was more than my friend.
Some people are like that. They have to be more than just a friend, because they force their way into our hearts in so many fleeting little moments together. She made me laugh. She loved everybody. She did so many wonderful things for… Read full post »
We may or may not believe in the same things, but I can still wish each and every one of you a great Easter Sunday!
May this day be one you remember with smiles for a very long time, and may each of you move closer to what you consider… Read full post »