From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


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Anniversary Changes

I can't believe it's been four years. I made the decision to be a "blogger" four years ago. I think I'm still working on it. Learning how to write, connecting with the blogosphere, realizing I've always had a passion to write.... Continue Reading →

Then Tonight Happened

Lately I've been feeling that I have nothing to say. Well, nothing good to say. Or anything good to contribute. And then tonight happened. It's been mighty rough going back to work this week. It's as if everything lay stagnant,... Continue Reading →

The Storyteller Tour

I have been following Carrie Underwood since the day she told Simon Cowell he was scary. There was something about that voice that drew me in. I watched her wow her way through the judges and American Idol Season 4.... Continue Reading →

My Story of Life

Every story has its chapters and today I start a new one. Today is day one of a much needed vacation. I've never taken an actual vacation for me. There's been a few times I've taken vacations to meet the... Continue Reading →

World of Pure Imagination

The world was saddened yesterday when news of Gene Wilder passing from complications of Alzheimer's hit. I wrote this poem a while back when moon was a daily prompt. I didn't feel like it was the right time to post... Continue Reading →

The Best and Truest Version

I have had enough loss in the last three years then I ever care to have again. With these losses I have learned one thing: life is so very frail. I have been on a quest to better myself. To... Continue Reading →

A New Day

Blood red earth. Blackened skies. People crying out. Over the weekend tragedy once again struck as 50 people lost their lives over a senseless shooting. Over 50 more people were hurt because of inexplicable hate. In the beginning I read reports,... Continue Reading →

Entertaining Strangers

I was asked yesterday what made me want to help people. A plethora of reasons popped in my head and it was hard to explain. The running joke in my house was that I've chosen to give back to others,... Continue Reading →

With Playful Eyes

After a long weekend I returned to work not really ready to go. It was hot both indoors and outdoors, my little fan wasn't cutting it, and I'm against a deadline to clear everything up before my office moves to... Continue Reading →

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