#JusJoJan “City” ~ 1/19/21

Linda prompts us with city. The idea for her story comes from Carol Ann and Dan. And it’s a really good story. Take a look here to see for yourself.

My first thought was a song lyric “in the city”. However just like last week, my mind goes blank. I can’t remember what the words come after “in the city”.

Continuing on with the song theme, I am reminded of the group Owl City. This song “Fireflies” makes me cry. Not because the song is sad but because of the connotations it brings up. I associate this song with a certain period in Lulu’s life. Man I want a do over something fierce right now. Instead I’ll just listen and blubber. I’m sure I’ll feel much better afterwards. No regrets. Onward through the fog.

As always, more to come.

Share Your World ~ 1/19/21

Here we go now!! Time for sharing our world. Melanie sure gave us some good ones today.


Why do we dream? Some sort of coping mechanism is my guess. But it’s just a guess. Also sounds like science to me so I’ll pass on further commentary.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become? I am reminded of Jim Hogg, the 20th governor of Texas, who named his daughter Ima. Seriously! I’m a Hogg. What were her parents thinking?!? Story goes that she down played her name as much as possible. But she was a wonderful philanthropist who did much good for Texas. While I think a name is important, how much it influences who we become is still up for debate.

Does hardship make a person stronger?  (example:  What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger) Not always. Sometimes hardship breaks a person. Like my Aunt Velma who never really recovered after losing her son in a car accident when he was only 16. I am fortunate to be in the “makes you stronger camp” and have quite a few examples of becoming stronger after something bad happened. Part of that is having B by my side. Together we can get through anything.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions? Hmm. I judge myself by all of it. Hole in the ozone? My fault for using Aquanet in the 70s. I didn’t mean to destroy our air quality but dang I wanted those Farrah Fawcett wings. All kidding aside, maybe we judge others by their actions because we cannot read another person’s mind to know his or her intentions. We have to guess at that part. All we have to go by are actions. And I have to ask does the intention really matter?

GRATITUDE SECTION  (Always Optional)

Feel free to share some gratitude in the form of images, photos or writing.  Thanks! 

Today I am grateful for my hot tea. I am siping it slowly this morning as dawn becomes a new day.