Radio Broadcast from King’s College

Christmas Carols by from December 24, 2014.

Mondays are usually post of popular music, jazz, R&R, R&B, country, but tis the season, so let’s hear some carols, and secular music. There are not enough Mondays. I’m improvising as I go. I think I’ll post one of each, carol and secular tune.

Kenny G and his sexy sax…



White and Black, Spiritual Healing, Cleansed, Rascal

haiku signRonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #73 Black&White

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, and I’m still suffering from “stuffed bird” syndrome. I’m struggling to maintain stability of thought and retention of an idea.

“Martha, are you ready? Have you read Ronovan’s post for the prompt words?”

“I’m going there now.” (Long pause.) “It’s back and white.”

Meredith and Martha 2×2 accept Ronovan’s #Challenge.


Black and White by Meredith

Solving of problems
Restrained by preconceived rules
Unleash your mind-set


tortured soul

Spiritual Healing by Martha
A tortured black soul
cries out for healing white light
cleanse depravity
Cleansed by Meredith
black covered in red
washed in the blood of the Lamb
cleansed as white as snow
Rascal by Martha
Snow-white beloved pup
adores romping through thick mire
black paw prints galore

Tales from the Garden – Giveaway – Personalised Fairy Tale for you and your family.


Sally offers a prize of invaluable value.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

Over the coming weeks there will be a number of guest posts that cover a different aspect about ‘behind the scenes’ of Tales from the Garden and I am very grateful for the support and kindness of those who have offered to feature the book. Thank you too, for all of you who have shared on social media or reblogged the launch post as this has spread the news far and wide.

Rather than give away free copies of the book; I thought that I might do something slightly different.

A personalised fairy story featuring your own garden and family.

I would like to offer three of you the chance to have a personalised fairy story written about your garden with two or three photos included. Perhaps of a special place within the garden that you are particularly fond of. It might be from a garden from your childhood or…

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Angels We Have Heard on High

The Piano Guys, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir get together to sing “Angels We Have Heard On High.” A record breaker of over 1,000 people singing together in a beautiful arrangement.

My World

Cee invites you to join.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #47










In your native language which letter or character describes you best?  Why?

I speak only one language, English. I know a smattering of French and Spanish, not enough to get by on vacation. and at this stage of the game, 3/4 of a century, no Rosetta Stone for me.

I embrace the letter MIt’s for Meredith, momma, Memere, memories, my musings, memoirs, music.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Presently my greatest extravagance is time. It is for me to study spiritual matters and music. It is to learn new technology. Time is useful for exercising and resting. I mustn’t forget time to enjoy my family. Oh yes, writing.

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

The two are closely tied. I must exercise both. Haven’t you heard, both are necessary for vibrant health. When I neglect one both suffer.

List at least 5 things that makes you laugh.

I love to laugh, medicine for the mind, and exercise for the body. Here are some of my favorite frivolities. Comedies, animals, Face Book memes, Martha and me.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

all the grandchildrenMartha and Meredith



wes & nick

Mike and Jodee at a middle wrap party 2015


The last month has been looking forward to, planning for and anticipation of seeing most of my family at our Thanksgiving feast. There are six huge holes that leaves me so sad… Wesley Markham Haynes, Taylor Rae Haynes, Samantha Mae Haynes,  John Michael Haynes, Jodee Haynes and Ashley her daughter are in California. If only they could be here, it would be my whole living family!



Life and Give


Martha and I are working on the Prompt #Challenge #72 Life&Give for Ronovan’s haiku page.


2 by Meredith


Cleft of the Rock

My soul seeks refuge
Anger, hate, and war abound
Hide me in the cleft







Life Cycle

Hibernating Bears
Internal clocks give alarm
Awake, spring is here




2 x Martha

life wanes
Her life so precious
wanes as loved ones stand helpless
offering prayers
seedlings begin life
flourishing in warmth of sun
till winter brings death