You cannot go back. You cannot go back in time. You can remember, but you can’t go back.

I have many memories. Good ones. Happy ones. Times when I was not sick. When I was active and useful. Times when I had friends. Times when I had family. At this time I have no friends or family. It just is. That is how it has worked out.

My whole life until now has been spent in giving to others. At a deep level. Now, however, I am alone. Just the circumstances have worked out this way.

I have a brother and a sister. But my brother rejected me when I went blind and became wheelchair bound. He does not want to know me. My sister is mentally ill, and incapable of having relationships. My mother is still alive, but is 93 and sick and has dementia.

It is just me…

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Riveted Eyes

Midwest Fantasy Writes


My breath catches

as his fingers

work their magic

eyes riveted

on each other

turn on

watching reactions

pleasure builds momentum

squirms and sighs ensue

hands leave nothing

to chance

powerful thrusts

soon take over

urgency evident

in writhing hips

eagerness to please

obvious on our faces


cries of ecstasy

ring out

shudders overtake my body

panting breathlessness

consumes me

and I stare

into the glory of his bliss

as he stares into mine



June 2019

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One evening…


The waves tickled her toes

as she drew patterns

dancing in the white sand

the view at that time

breathtakingly spectacular

the golden orb

speckled with wispy clouds

sank behind the lush green hills

the ocean flushed a deep red

the shy crescent moon

high above, was biding its time

the spendthrift sky turned deeper

scattering twinkling stars

like errant kids all over

no contest to occupy any vantage point

the gentle lapping of waves grew louder

she reached for her favourite wine

sipping in the company of nature,

waiting, fantasizing …blushing beetroot red!

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“Those who think they know never learn.” (Dunning-Kruger Effect)

Art of Quotation

“Those who think they know never learn.”

— Tao Te Ching, Chinese, philosophy, psychology, Dunning-Kruger effect

“What’s curious is that, in many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge.”

– David Dunning on the Dunning-Kruger effect

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Once again ….


Nuggets of Gold

I once again find myself without words.  How can I adequately express my sorrow at another story of 12 lives snuffed out by bullets from a gun. In the town of Virginia Beach, twelve people went to work yesterday not knowing that they wouldn’t be returning home. Not having any clues that their lives meant nothing to a disgruntled employee that had a gun.

12 people had their dreams forever silenced, due to one angry man with a gun. 

12 people will never see another gorgeous sunrise or sunset.

12 people will never walk here on earth again, not feel the soft green grass on their bare feet, or smell a rose, so very sweet.  Not hear the call of the mourning dove or the sound of a mighty waterfall.

A countless number of people, friends and family members of the 12 victims, now have had their lives forever altered…

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