Not into sharing much lately.  Have lots to think about and say, just keeping it all in.  It’s an introvert kind of thing.  So deal.

Just to keep this blog thing going and feel like I haven’t totally abandoned the effort I’ll take the slacker way out.  Here’s a meme I lifted from Kapgar.

 

 

The Rule: Answer the questions using only one word.

  1. Where is your cell phone? Pocket
  2. Your significant other? Soulmate
  3. Your hair? Greying
  4. Your mother? Loving
  5. Your father? Uptight
  6. Your favorite thing? Music
  7. Your dream last night? Unknown
  8. Your favorite drink? Guinness
  9. Your dream/goal? Self-employed (so it’s two words, doesn’t the hyphen count for anything?)
  10. The room you’re in? Cubeville
  11. Your hobby? Billiards
  12. Your fear? Pain
  13. Where do you want to be in six years? Mountains
  14. What you’re not? Unopinionated
  15. Muffins? Not-so-much
  16. One of your wish list items? Dobro
  17. Where you grew up? Carolina
  18. The last thing you did? Meme
  19. What are you wearing? Lucky’s
  20. Favorite gadget? Magellan
  21. Your pets? Yappy
  22. Your computer? Mac
  23. Your mood? Happy
  24. Missing someone? Yes
  25. Your car? Donkin
  26. Something you’re not wearing? bullring
  27. Favorite store? Guitar Center (Geez give me a break)
  28. Like someone? Uh-huh
  29. Your favorite color? Black
  30. When is the last time you laughed? morning
  31. Last time you cried? How can you answer that question in one word?  I don’t know, not today.  Gah!!  This is why I hate Memes with their stupid self imposed rules.  What a pile of crap!!  Go Away.

he forgot his bloody knife by marvinnet.

Like a suckling child he felt the warmth and saw his mother’s smile. The swirl of unconsciousness oozed in his mind. As his surroundings blurred into the groping darkness of the alley the syringe fell to the ground; a missile striking its death blow. In a fog of ill-gotten recognition his courage grew; courage to reach for an unknown peace. Rambling thoughts swirled in a gothic symphony; no more pain; no more disappointment; no more failure. The curtain closed in a tremulous fade to black as the warmth of his blood fell to the ground as he opened his veins.

I began blogging in 2005 as a means of capturing a little piece of my creativity.  I have written song lyrics and poetry most of my life, and have lost most of what I’ve written as a result of relocation, misplacement, and general disorganization.  When blogging started popping up across the Internet it struck me as a means of collecting my work in a central location where I could get back to it if for some reason I felt the need.  My blogs took on many forms through several iterations until finally I landed on a form and style that I was happy with.  A Rhyme in Time was born.  For the most part I kept it on the down-low.  I only shared it with a very select few people and usually only then when I had written something that I thought was particularly clever or entertaining.  No one really knew it was there, and no one read it, and I didn’t care.

Although I love poetry, both reading and writing, I find it to be very hard work.  I suffer over every word and hate to publish anything that doesn’t have some deep meaning to me.  But, I absolutely love to write.  I love to tell stories, and I love to give my own opinions on all things social and human.  I needed another outlet.  With these thoughts in mind I came across this post, which eventually led me to this post, and on and on it went.  I fell in love with the whole idea of a free-flowing mind-sharing blog to deposit my little contribution to the literary world.  Far from literature I’m sure, a place to be creative came to be.  And for some reason, either through chance, or my participation in making comments on the blogs that I had fallen in love with, people began to visit my little place.

And so today I received what I consider to be a high honor.  Penelope recognized me with a little award by tagging me with the “I Love Your Blog” badge.  As trivial as it may seem to some, it totally made my day.  It truly is the little things in life that mean the most.  So thank you Penelope for sharing your love with me, and in return I want to share with you all a portion of the blogs that I read everyday that I absolutely love.  The tag asked me to pass this along to 7 bloggers, but I could only narrow it down to 9.  Here they are in no particular order:

I hope that you will pay each of these a visit and check them out for yourself if you are not already doing so.  I know that you as well will “love them long time!!”