Tuesday, January 21, 2014


A change of scene is essential, especially for anyone trying to be a writer. The past few weeks the weather has been bipolar, so to speak. One day you can store your meat on the porch, and the next it's warm enough to swim. Crazy weather is enough to make my spirits consider taking valium.
This seems to happen after the holidays each year. That's why having a birthday three weeks after Christmas is ideal for me.
The trip to the beach this past weekend was exactly what the doctor ordered. We slept late (which NEVER happens here), and ate fresh seafood for every meal except breakfast.
We walked for miles on sandy beaches, listening to the rhythm of the surf, watching seabirds dart to the water's edge for tiny bugs and sea critters.
Jilda and I rarely talk on these seaside walks. Spending time by the ocean is like spending time in a holy place.
I came up with several ideas for columns and blog posts, as well as hooks for songs, and a few new business ventures. It was invigorating.
The sunsets got all the press this past weekend while at the beach. They were stunning, but the moon put on a show as well, and I'd be remiss if I didn't leave you with a shoutout on its behalf.
As the sun rose the moon set


  1. Beautiful view of the moon...
    I'm so glad that you were able to go to the beach and relax.
    Looks like heaven on earth to me....

  2. Hi Rick,
    I am glad to hear that you and your wife got to the beach and find it a blessing. I also love the seaside, and mother nature.
    I can understand how you feel, because I am a poet, lyricist too.
    It's essensial for me to find my muses, special inspirations for my writings, otherwise I am unable to write anything.
    I stop by to say hello to you today.
    I truly enjoy reading your wonderful posts.

  3. I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff you post.

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  4. The moon was really amazing all week last week. It was one of the brightest full moons I've ever seen.

  5. The sea is a holy place to invigorate oneself as is the quiet of the mountains
    I am glad you and Jilda enjoyed yourselves.

  6. How lovely is that sky and the moon is so clear, wonderful :)

  7. oh just beautiful, your photo!

  8. Love the beach...love the ocean! Great picture!


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