Recently, I came across a picture of my father and me. It was the last time I saw him. It was around 2012. Even then unfortunately, I knew how this story would end. My father’s demons were his everyday companion, always ready and eager to steal from him any joy or happiness that he might […]
$275,000 for health care!? Read on… http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/24/retirement/health-care-cost-retirement/index.html
Growing older is rarely kind. It seems that for every story we hear of someone aging well, we hear of at least three or more who faced enormous health battles and after a heart wrenching struggle, ultimately lost. I would also suggest that by the time you are 80, if you have not fought or […]
What is it to grow older? It seems so simple; we age gracefully, adapt to change, remain productive and useful all while our loving family takes care of us until our life ends. And the end, it’s quick and doesn’t drag on. Thats the plan, right? I have been fortunate to have been a part […]
Some days it’s Chicken, some days it’s Feathers. Today is a Feathers day. Go back to bed and try again on Monday.
This letter, arguably written by Abraham Lincoln in 1864, is one of the greatest examples of writing prose ever seen While it’s purpose is unfortunate, it’s worth the read for it’s beautiful structure.
Some people just never step foot off the porch. They dream of faraway places but for whatever reason, mostly cost, it never happens and well, they die, their wanderlust unfulfilled. No traveling legacy here. I’ve heard anecdotal evidence that in the past you could inexpensively mail your child through the US Postal Service by placing […] […]
Welcome to my second blog. My first, Travelinggump.com, is where I write about my passion for travel. But what about everything else? That’s where Thesunflowermuse.com comes in. This is my “overflow”, non-travel, anything goes Blog. So with that informative introduction, it begins… (“it” being World Domination or something similiarly bold, I mean, go big or […]