Change has a way of happening whether you want it to or not. Sometimes those changes bring about good things that you never would have encountered otherwise. They force you to do things differently. Almost two years ago I hurt my back. My life was comfortable. I worked for one of the top retailers. Anyone that works in retail can tell you that it is a pretty physical job no matter what position you have, from lowest to highest. I’d been thinking about going back to school for a while, but never got around to it. Then fate stepped in.
I realized that I could no longer do the same kind of work. So I started to think about what else I could do. I always enjoyed writing, but just for myself. So now I am earning my bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English. It’s been a wonderful experience and I have met some very interesting people. I also am getting over my shyness about sharing my writing with others.
If anyone had told me two years ago that I was going to move to another state, go for my bachelor’s degree and start a blog, I would have laughed. But, here I am and I’m doing all three. Change has been good for me in many ways.

A Dog’s nemesis

The pear tree is heavy with fruit

but offers lots of shade for Patch

It is hot and he should use the shade to keep cool,

but the terrier must investigate everything

He sneaks up on the tomato plants

and the smell tickles his nose

as he spies the neighbor’s yard unseen

Bored with that, he makes his way to the herb garden,

sliding on his belly so he can surprise the bird sentries

They fly away and Patch helps himself to some basil

No one will ever miss it

Onward to the patio,

where some burgers are being grilled

The ball of flame in the sky is going away

it must be tired of playing today

Little flashing lights are flying around

and if he tries real hard, maybe he can catch one

He blinks and they are gone

then they reappear, but he is determined to get one

Fireflies on a summer night,

a dogs nemesis