Under Cover

I have been longing for the brilliance of the sun’s June rays.

They warm my skin which in turn warms my soul.

Optimism rises from the heat and mingles with the cold drink in my hand.

Memories dance across my mind – Images flash and laughter echoes.

The freedom of summer dwindles a bit each year with age in a literal sense


You can keep it alive within you.


Summer Changes

I think what I like most about the summer is its ability to be dramatic. It can be sunny and cheerful one moment and then dark and destructive the next.

You think you can see the storm coming but you can never be sure until it arrives.

There is no preparation only experience.

It strikes me as the right way to approach the world


for me, for tonight, writing.

Fun in the Sun Friday

Summer Wildflowers Above Lower Blue Lake

Something weird has been happening in Colorado the last few days, the weather has been amazing. We have seemingly with perhaps only a few minor hiccups remaining left winter behind. It is about damn time, I love winter but it has its place which should promptly end some time in March.

The nice weather naturally led me outside to frolic, yes I still frolic at my age. While I was out frolicking something funny happened. I realized I had missed almost all, wait I am always honest with you all, I missed pretty much all of my writing goals. I did not sit down for one minute last weekend and work on my blog and any other various project for that matter. Instead I focused intentionally on fun on the patio and unintentionally on sunburns on my shoulders.

This got me to thinking also a scary thought after a long week at work, how can I make sure that the weather of summer does not lure me away from my writing? If you want to be a writer it’s simple you have to write. For me the best thing to do is to set some summer goals. That and maybe find a new patio where I can not only enjoy the sun but bring my laptop.

My Summer Goals-

1. Edit my two novels.

2. Finish a very, very rough draft of my memoir.

3. Expand my Blog.

4. Read 25 completely new books.

5. Still enjoy some fun in the Sun 😉

What are your goals?