My Story, Yours Too.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Courage, In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Dears,

Let's have a courageous week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Love you. 


Extending the dance, 
When you’ve long lost your groove
Swimming to shore too frail to move.

Stepping towards light, when darkness abounds
Permitting a laugh amid no other sounds.

Confronting a beast no one should endure
It strikes with no warning, no reprieve and no cure.

Snuggling with hope, when the pain you can’t bear
Unveiling your heart in the face of despair.
Conveying a smile, when you’d much rather cry
Speaking the truth though it’s safer to lie.

Taking a stance, when integrity’s lost
Forcing what’s right in spite of the cost.
Holding to faith in your value and worth
Maintaining a grace that softens the earth.

Passing with ease
As you air your last breath

A hero whose soul
Transcends life
and death.
Photo by me, 9/17

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Beans in Review

Dear Sillies,

Well, things started off with a bit too much bang, didn't they? My default being chocolate, it's time for another review. 

I tasted Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Cocoa Beans. $3.99 and there's plenty in the bag to share with a friend. I know because I did. They're yummy and crunchy. While a bit bitter, the cocoa beans don't have a strong flavor. I'm a little disappointed. "A crunchy combination of flavors and textures" <--this meant to me that each bean would taste different from the others. I suppose the bigger ones pack less power than the smaller, but the flavors and textures are the same.

All told, I'd give these a 6.5.

Have some chocolate or other form of sweetness, because I said so.

Love you.

Friday, January 1, 2021