Thanks to Mike Staton’s post here for inspiring this. When I was growing up in the 1960’s, my family was living in Tucson, Arizona, and a trip downtown was exciting because we had to drive through a large tunnel in order to get there. Dad or Mother kept honking the horn, as we drove through, … Continue reading My Downtown Memories by Abbie Johnson Taylor
Here are twenty-five fun questions I picked up from blogger Amaan Khan. I triple dog dare you to answer these, either on your own blog or in the comments field. My answers are below. *** Q1: Do you have any pets? A: No, although I like cats and dogs, after being my late husband Bill's … Continue reading Let’s Talk by Abbie Johnson Taylor
This post by Cole Smith Looking for a few quick, easy ways to shake up your routine in the new month? Are you feeling creative cabin fever after weeks of winter? Since I work in a school, my patterns are cyclical: summer is sweet freedom, fall means migrating back to classes, winter is rest … Continue reading 3 Ways to Welcome Creativity Into Spring
Have you ever wondered about the origins of Valentine's Day? Where did our favorite romantic holiday find its many symbols--the pink and red, the cards, the sweets, and the hearts? Is it really, as some suggest, a holiday cooked up by greeting card companies? Valentine's Day is an old holiday, with roots … Continue reading Oh my, Valentine!
I know it’s a day early, but here’s a poem I wrote for my late husband to commemorate Valentine’s Day. You can click on the title to hear me read it and sing a related song. I hope that tomorrow, you do something special with the one you love. *** TO MY DEPARTED VALENTINE … Continue reading A Valentine Song and Poem by Abbie Johnson Taylor
In the winter of 2002, I was single and living here in Sheridan, Wyoming. A couple of months after subscribing, I decided to pose a question on Newsreel, an audio magazine where people with visual impairments could share ideas and music and trade or sell items. Being a writer who attended workshops away from my … Continue reading How I Fell in Love with My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor
I woke up in a hospital room. In the next bed, a friend of mine, with whom I attend water exercise classes at the YMCA, was talking, apparently, to someone visiting her. It wasn’t clear how I got here, but I had a vague recollection of being sick at home and another friend stopping by … Continue reading Dream by Abbie Johnson Taylor
Do you have a yearly theme?
I'm Abbie Johnson Taylor, and I wrote this post. Here’s a little ditty I wrote and posted in 2015 that I’m re-blogging. Years ago when my grandmother was alive, I enjoyed walking to her house, even as an adult. Now, our town boasts a series of connected cement walkways that would have provided a … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Song
Posted by M. K. (Kathy) Waller *********************** If you read the October 15th post on my personal blog, you know my husband's video "Invisible Men Invade Earth" won 1st place ~ Judges' Pick at the What the Fest (hosted by Weresquirrel and Pocket Sandwich Theatre) in Dallas Saturday night. What only my husband and I know … Continue reading Take My Advice. Or Not.