Costa Rica

Rain bows everyday

We are moving towards the end end of the rainy season; Although the rains never stop, the rains happen in the early hours of the morning or late at night during verano(summer). The air is clear, crisp and sixty- five degrees this morning. The clouds hang over the Mountains and Rio Piedres and Nuevo Arenal. It must rain on the Caribbean side or Atlantic Ocean side a tremendous amount because a morning sun does not rise without clouds over the mountains. Still, I love the rainbows after a storm.

Most of the clouds are blown by heavy winds to the north of the lake and this time of the year we get less rain then the eastern mountains receive. It is magnificent outside as I write this blog. Sometimes the heavy winds with gust up to forty mph hamper my WiFi and I cannot deliver my blog. Today, I may be late, but the winds are giving me permission to write.

Today I am rereading my latest attempt at novel writing. I am preparing my novel “Charlie” for publication. Lots of problems with the publisher this time. Litfire publications was bought out by Amielia Publications and I have not been able to get ahold of anyone until yesterday. No it is full steam ahead and I am shooting for an April delivery to my readers.I hope everyone is well and enjoying a great winter, summertime here in Costa Rica. Below is a link to my books,Pura Vida!

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“INTRODUCTION
I hope you enjoy The man with the Limp and are looking forward to the sequel, The Chameleon Returns. It is the continuation of the Lucky McLaughlin family and their trials and tribulations of a growing empire. You watch as the crime hero fights an endless barrage of criminals, foreign and domestic. How his kinship with Jack O’Connor grows and the two men put together a group of geniuses to fight their war on crime. How, along the way they meet Presidents, Senators, Cartel Bosses and the loves of their lives. The uniqueness of Lucky and Jack is the camaraderie and the loyalty they have for themselves and their families. I hope you enjoy the family as they grow together and work to make the world a better place.
I am in the finishing process of correcting the third installment of the four-book set with book number three, Charlie. The final book in the series is Brooks Mc Laughlin, the original Chameleon. I hope to have it corrected by the end of June. It is the early years of The Chameleon. I hope you enjoy this series of books and hope to meet some of my loyal readers at a bookstore near you.
Thank you.
T.M. Nugent

Excerpt From
The Chameleon Returns
T.M. Nugent
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Summer?

Great balls of Fire! Writing my blog is difficult lately. I am not able to bring a beautiful sunrise to my beginning of summer blog, because I have used my allotment of twenty GB for my internet use. Some of the setbacks of living on the mountainside of San Luis, Costa Rica. It is a rainy beginning of Verano( Summer). Fifty mile an hour winds rattle our heavy sliding glass doors.

A constant battle with leaf eating ants keep us on our toes in order to keep our new garden growing. I have never excelled in gardening, but I am having great fun learning how to grow plants. I have planted around five hundred plants on our property. It is inexpensive, a task that would cost a fortune in the USA. Luckily I have a contractor who is generous with clippings. I have a produce man who is eager to help us plant. He has spent a tremendous amount of energy teaching me the finca (farming) ropes. I am very grateful he has taken an interest in my property.

I was told to wait until March to plant vegetables and not plant in September and October because of the tremendous amounts of rain. Today we have twenty mile an hour wind and rain. As long as I can see Lake Arenal from my Recliner, I do not mind the heavy rain. By one in the afternoon the sky will clear and a weeding I will go. It took me two days to recover from three hours of hoeing. Boy, did I get sore in my hamstrings, but the garden looks great!

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Lucky sits sipping his frozen margarita, “We were fortunate today, most of our work was guess work. The clear liquid had a faint smell of orange. What if the cylinder slipped out of the Lieutenants hands? What if the rubber grommets did not seal in the sarin? What if the poison leaked out or someone caused an accidental ignition?” Says Lucky. “We can say what ifs all you want, but you made the right decisions. If you are worried about the next time; hire a chemist to teach us about dangerous chemical gases. I had a friend who worked in a chain restaurant, and he was cleaning a drain and poured bleached down the drain. He did not know someone put a bottle of Drano down the drain and it caused a gas that burnt his lungs and throat. It took months for him to heal,” says Jack. “Good idea Jack, Joshua, investigate online and find an online course on chemical gases. I bet the Government has one.I will call Curt to see if he knows” says Lucky.

End of the Year

Hi folks! Out with the old and in with the new, I am always looking for left overs. I am a roadkill specialist,a turkey buzzard whom roams the skies of Costa Rica looking for new food to eat. What do you have planned for the coming year? Do you set goals for the new year or do you go day by day like me, and hope for the best?

Sometimes I go for days without eating until you run over a varmit and it is dinner time. I have to compete for my dinner and fight off my fellow buzzards.

In a competitive world it pays to plan; even in retirement I work everyday. I always thought when you retire you sit back and eat tacos and sip on margaritas all day, but that gets boring and fattening.

I found a way to keep very busy and healthy; I moved to Costa Rica and began a great adnevture in writing and farming. At sixty years of age I retired on a pension and began to write. I bought a piece of property overlooking Lake Arenal and began to build. A year later I have a small house we call a cabina. I could not be happier. I am challenged everyday to plant, write, and live a new life.

My goals are not specific or detailed. I am planning my farm, writing everyday. I wish to publish a book every year and begin to travel again. My new novel Charlie will be sent to the publisher by February. It is a matter of dispersing my pension between the house, farm and writing. My girl Corina and I live on as little money as possible, but this year we will save to take a vacation together ( it has been three years since we traveled).

Young people need to plan for the future; invest properly, hide money so you do not spend it all. I wish I did a better job of preparing for retirement. Lucky for me I married a smart woman and we worked for the future. My life is relaxed, away from turmoil and strife. Charlie is my fourteenth book and I have two more novels to correct. Keeping me busy for a long retirement of healthy living and fun. I hope you have a great life and a prosperous new year. Pura Vida!

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Excerpt from The Man With A Limp;

You could not ask for a more beautiful day. Lucky and Max meet me at the restaurant at four in the morning. The restaurant is closed, and I make some coffee and a couple of Joe’s Specials. The command post is ready. Hopefully, people will believe I rented the spot to tourist for the event this morning. Lucky’s bosses are in the control center resting; believing they are ready for all contingency. Lucky tells me to monitor my cameras and let my people run the business. A good Idea I tell Lucky. It is five thirty in the morning, and the sun starts to rise over the eastern mountains. Beautiful orange glow in the sky, reflecting on the curling waves rolling orange into the sand. People are out early grabbing space on the sand for the coming event. Homeland is expecting fifty-thousand tourist and spectators to crash down on the beaches and streets of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz police are in charge of crowd control and traffic. It will be an exciting day. Six am people start to roll into the restaurant. I put a time limit on the tables because of the event.

Mornings in San Luis, Costa Rica

During the month of November the rains continued every early morning and the end result is a rainbow . If it is a double rainbow does it mean double the luck? Is there a Double pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? What do you think? Maybe make a wish like a falling star or first star you see tonight?

Rainbows everyday


This is my everyday view; I have more and more sun as the rainy season is coming to and end (rain will continue but more sunny days ahead). The greenery seems to perk me up and get my writing mojo going. I am a lucky man, I live on a peaceful and quiet mountain side in view of a beautiful lake and three volcanoes. A large town is ten minutes away and our small towns of San Luis and Tronador are five minutes away. I have all the necessities of life I need. My girl friend, Corina, received her Christmas Present early, an air conditioner. We watch Netflix and no TV, I watch no news or sitcoms. I have no need to listen to murders and mayhem.

I write everyday and I am correcting my latest novel, Charlie. The continuation of the McLaughlin Family saga. Merry Christmas my friends and I hope a happy ending of the year. I hope you continue to have a great new year, prosperous and healthy. I have several friends who became seriously ill. I hope they have a speedy recovery to enjoy the holiday season and life.

I am working on a second short story book and find myself stuck on chapter seven. Five pages into the chapter I realize I wrote a similar story in my first short story book. I need to start over with a new story. Any ideas? Pass them along, until next time Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🎆 

Excerpt from Charlie;

Chapter four

The Killer Nun

Lucky and Carla arrive home after three relaxing months. They bought a cheap piece of property with a view of the Pacific Ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula. It is noted for the octogenarian population who live on fish, rice, and beans. They loved the visit, although it was quite hot and humid.  He congratulates Charlie on the two jobs she took on and wants to hear about them. The second task was more exciting as Charlie explains in detail that experience with a killer nun.

“ Twenty days ago Father John from St Thomas Catholic School called and said a woman was disguising herself and killing young men in his parish. None of the men were older than twenty-five and were to be married. A woman is murdering the men with an eight-inch hunting knife. A nun would counsel them on marriage and have sex with them, killing them after sex. The murders took place in a local hotel room, and the maids are finding the dead men when they enter the rooms to clean. One maid saw a nun leaving the room as she was doing her chores. Can you believe that Dad, a nun killing young men?” Says Charlie.

“Yes, I had a case of a priest who was killing young teenagers who had sex with him. Anything is possible in a sick world, Charlie.” 

Lucky is enjoying Charlie’s story.

“ The FBI and local police were going nowhere with the case, so Abe called us in. Something about the Catholic Church putting pressure on them to solve the crime. So I went undercover as a wedding planner, low and behold a nun shows up for a wedding seminar of forty clients. Couples wanting a beautiful wedding. The nun walks right up to me, Dad and hugs me for the great service we provide. Before she leaves I put a microdot GPS locator on her dress which Claire invented.”

“Another Claire invention!” Exclaims Lucky smiling as Claire walks into the room with Jazz and Carla. 

“Jazz volunteered to be my assistant as the wedding planner. Jazz figured out who the next victim was going to be; Jacob Stein who was marrying Judith Grimes. Jacob took hold of Judith rather roughly as the nun showed her disdain but never interfered. We kept a close eye on the nun before she left the premises we got a picture of her face and did facial recognition. We found a match! She is waiting at the altar for her fiancée who never shows for the ceremony; she tracked him down and murdered him in front of friends and family. She had snapped at the wedding and was given psychiatric help, but searched out her ex and stabbed him to death. She dropped the knife and sat down next to her mother in law to be and stared off into the distance until the police arrived. She was taken to a mental facility and deemed insane. She escaped her care by overwhelming the head nurse. With keys for the building and the nurse’s car,  she stole a nuns smock and strolled out of the facility. The nuns smock was an extra outfit for a Sister Jo that worked part-time at the facility. She is a cunning individual with a sick mind,” Says Charlie. 

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Renewed

E5722FB7-CA88-4457-97C1-42AFC00739DBLife is amazing! One minute it is pouring rain and the next you have a beautiful Rainbow.  This blog has been inconsistent the last two months because of inconsistent WIFI and my I Pad took a dump! I could not get it to charge the battery 🔋. My girlfriend Corina played with restoring the battery charging and suddenly it began to charge. I went two days of frustration doing exactly what she did. It must be her electric personality.

Corina gave me renewed energy to begin writing again. I enjoy sitting in my chair, facing the lake, more than sitting at the desk with my computer. The I Pad is more convenient and the view is marvelous.

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Hello! How can you not be inspired and let your imagination flow. I missed writing on my I Pad and looking at God’s nature. Summer is on the verge and the rains will lessen In December and I have renewed energy. My book The Chameleon Returns is fo sale in Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or at the Litfire publication bookstore. Check our my link below. The Chameleon Returns is a sequel to The Man With a Limp. Check out the bookstore below. Thank You, TM Nugent.

Imagination

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Chapter 2

The Kidnapping of Charlie

Lucky is happy things have settled down. He is glad the President realizes he is happy running his company. Everyday Lucky receives a phone call from a magazine, newspaper, the internet and a writer wanting to write a book about Lucky’s experience. No Thanks is always Lucky’s reply; I will write my book  is his answer. Lucky and Jack are still busy,  between bombing attempts, terrorist, the school and Curt calling for help. Charles and Joshua have taken control of the business as Thomas and Jack are busy finding work and students to keep everyone busy. Lucky has stayed out of the limelight.

 Lucky has been on the road promoting his new book; The assassination of President Alexander.The President was kind enough to write the introduction of the book. 

Lucky called it a true story and used real names in the book. The execution of Vice President Saunders, Congressman Swanson, and Chairman Bowers on National Television for the attempted murder of the President. The trial for treason was short because the evidence was overwhelming. It was a sad day for America when the executions took place. Lucky hated the sight of three Gallows on the Television. He refused to watch it. His book shot up to number one and sold the movie rights for twenty-five million dollars. Life is good because he chooses what television shows he goes on and he knows the questions ahead of time. Lucky takes his family on the road with him. Jerry flies Lucky to all his book signings and shows appearances. None of his family is on the shows, not even Carla. Lucky wants privacy for the family.

Lucky has been on the road for a year but kept up with his business affairs. Always in touch with Jack who is running the company. Charles, Joe,  Joshua, and Maria are out on assignments. Lucky and his family are finally home in Santa Cruz and asked for a team meeting. Tomorrow everyone will be together for a Barbecue. Time to relax and enjoy family and friends. The highlight of being home is surfing with his daughter Charlie. Today is Charlie’s tenth birthday as she hits the surf while Dad is getting ready. Charlie hits her first wave and falls off. Jack watches her fall and waits for her to come back up, she never does. Jack runs into the surf and grabs Charlie’s board. He throws it on the beach and jumps into the waves to find Charlie; she is nowhere in the water. Her board ties were cut with a sharp knife.

Happy Fourth of July-2018

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The call used to be welcome one, welcome all, yet the cries against our flags are many.

I like this picture of our flags waving in Oregon. I listen to a u-tube video of Congress wishing to arrest Hillary Clinton. I feel it is a day late and I dollar short. So many trusted people are being indicted. How can so many people , high in office want to ruin our wonderful country?Steal from our republic? Let’s face it, Congress has been out of control for thirty years. The four Presidents on Rushmore must be shaking their heads at the misery that has been brought to their people.

I can hear Abe now, Why did I die to obolish slavery, unite our states, only to have Senators, lie, cheat, steal for their own benefit. What do you think Teddy would say about Guantanamo Bay? A place to put The treasonous Americans and the terrorist. Thomas Jefferson, Father of the Constitution, with Hamilton, Adams and Franklin wondering why there are so many unwanted amendments to our constitution.

I love our people, Americans wanting to live in peace and harmony with each other. Discrimination, repression show their ugly  heads from the depths of hell as the elite of the world show their true colors as an Island of pain is discovered were the rich kidnap and rape little children 👶. Church  Hierarchy are involved; is there anyone who can be trusted or is u-tube followers miss lead by the dramatic? Only time will tell, as our world still turns.

I wish to honor our country and have faith that we are better than other countries think we are. Other countries wish to believe our president is a liar 🤥. I believe he has an agenda that is far from our knowledge, but he will come full circle. I hope he can accomplish his plan and hold the naysayers at bay.

God bless America, land of the free! Happy Birthday!

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Alaska Bound
Lucky sits sipping his frozen margarita,
“We were fortunate today, most of our work was guess work. The clear liquid had a faint smell of orange. What if the cylinder slipped out of the Lieutenants hands? What if the rubber grommets did not seal in the sarin? What if the poison leaked out or someone caused an accidental ignition?” Says Lucky.
“We can say what ifs all you want, but you made the right decisions. If you are worried about the next time; hire a chemist to teach us about dangerous chemical gases. I had a friend who worked in a chain restaurant, and he was cleaning a drain and poured bleached down the drain. He did not know someone put a bottle of Drano down the drain and it caused a gas that burnt his lungs and throat. It took months for him to heal,” says Jack.
“Good idea Jack, Joshua, investigate online and find an online course on chemical gases. I bet the Government has one. I will call Curt to see if he knows” says Lucky.

Living in Costa Rica

IMG_4192I love living in Costa Rica; I live in Aguacate in the middle of the rain forest. Lots and lots of rain, today it is raining ☔️ and I do not see it letting up. The picture is of our dogs, LuLu and LaLa, they are pretty obedient to our commands. Unlike many of the dogs in Aguacate who roam the roads like warlords demanding food because the owners do not feed them.

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny 😎 day; It was broken up by a pickup roaring up our dirt hill. A hill that is difficult to climb unless you have a four wheel truck which you still need a head start in the rain to make that climb. It is a neighbor with a regular pick up that is always charging the hill. Yesterday that truck claimed the life of a seven month old puppy 🐶 that roamed our yard. It was the neighbors dog, who would leave it alone to roam while they visit family. We began to give the dog treats, then food, because it was hungry. It was a cute little dog but was too hyper for our dogs or we would have asked to take the dog.

Like the other roamers in the neighborhood, Lee Lee (the nickname we gave the dog) darted out into the road to chase the truck and misjudged his path, Yelp! No thud from the truck, just gravel spitting out of the rear end tires. The driver continues his drive up the hill. He never stopped to see what he hit, or did he feel the puppy smashing under his tire? The driver did not walk back down to check on the dog, did not go to my neighbors house to explain the accident. What do you think? Was his actions cowardly indifference or silence because he did not hear the dog Yelp?

It is one of the things I dislike about Costa Rica; the indifference the people have towards their dogs.  If they get tired of the animal, they will drive miles away and leave the dogs on the side of the road. I have heard of Americans, unable or unwilling to take their dogs home to the USA; leaving them in the road. It angers me to know that Lee Lee is dead because the owner did not teach it to stay in the yard or build a small fence to keep it in. Is it a matter of Dollar and cents? It could be, it is a young family with three kids and they have a low monthly income. I built a wire fence to keep dogs out, but most importantly keep my dogs in the yard.

Soon Corina and I will move to San Luis; We have spent money 💰 on a chain link fence and concrete to keep our dogs safe. Our little dogs are our pets, our family, not guard dogs that roam neighborhood for food 🥘. How about you? Do you keep your dogs safe? Pura Vida! Press the link below for my bookstores, Thank you 😊

Dogs

Puppy

 

CHAPTER 10
Mustafa Mohammed Kassab

It is a beautiful day; crispy air, A good start for a Saturday brunch of fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, and homemade croissants. Lucky is well enough to start running again and get back to his work. The group is at Pierre’s Cafe and are enjoying an early afternoon brunch. In front of Lucky is an investigation report given to him by Charles. A new figure in terrorism has appeared, Mustafa Mohammed Kassab. Mustafa stands six feet-three inches tall. He has long brown hair, brown eyes and a scar across his neck. An enemy attacked him while he was asleep; he killed his attacker before the attacker finished the job. It was an attempt to take over the cell. No one has ever heard of such an action before. A leader is picked by Isis to do a job, and everyone follows his lead. CIA is happy to see this dysfunction in a terrorist cell, but the service is a bit confused because they know the ruthlessness of Mustafa. He is big, powerful and demands loyalty or death. He is a perfect leader for Isis.
“I do not want to sound prejudiced, but he looks immaculate for a terrorist.” Says Jack.
“It says here he graduated from Harvard with a law degree in international affairs. Mustafa is clean shaven, intelligent and ruthless. He led an Isis group to five towns and massacred the people for not following Isis. He is going to be hard to find and stop.” Says Lucky.

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What makes you 😃

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IMG_4192What makes you happy?  As I begin to get ready to travel to the USA, I look at my three girls, Corina , my soulmate, LaLa and LuLu, my faithful dogs 🐕, unless there is a treat involved, I find the realization that for the first time I will miss them. That is what life change is all about; Costa Rica does that to you. Calm beaches, friendly people and good friends. Having a project can be difficult at times. Small arguments over spending our hard earned retirement money on the building and sacrificing our time to the new adventure.

Always our dogs are warming and loving, helping Corina and I stop and think of what we have together. I sit at our property yesterday and contemplate our beautiful surroundings. We will have many enjoyable days, years , hours at our new home over looking Lake Arenal in Quanacaste, Costa Rica.

We will drink natural juices, Margaritas at times and lay in our hammock made for two. I am leaving for Nevada and California for twenty-two days to visit old friends and family. I need to go to Crocket, California for my taxes. Karol has done my taxes for thirty years; why change now?

I sit in my duplex thinking of my girls in Costa Rica and I can not help but feel happy that we will be together soon. I can feel their warmth as we huddle together in bed, being awaken by an occasional scratching by one of the dogs. I miss watching Corina as she talks to the dogs and LuLu props up a listening ear and makes me laugh. I caught a cold on the plan and slept a great deal last night. Eating too much with too many beers helped me sleep all night. My brother and I celebrating my return after a one year absence. Today I travel to visit Rob and Lisa, close in laws who kept in touch after my wife passed away.

Then onward to Northern CAlifornia and taxes and visits to friends in Anthioch, Pittsburg, and Rocklyn California. I am sure we will reminisce about old times and have many questions asked to me about our property adventure. I sit here smiling enjoying the memory of good friends. Are your fortunate to have friends from your old neighborhood? I will end my trip back in Las Vegas at my duplex. My brother Al and I will celebrate our Irish heritage on St Patrick’s day, March 17th. I am sure we will drink a green beer and eat corn beef and cabbage and have a great time, you do the same, Pura Vida!

Lala and Lulu and the Armadillo

The Armadillo was on the lawn
Minding his own business
Having a stretch and yawn
Enjoying the bright morning sun

When suddenly who should appear
Lala and Lulu following from the rear
Two rambunctious little dogs
Eager to tag along

Barking and pestering from inches away
Biting at the armadillo’s tail asking him to play
Slowly, cautiously he starts to move
Lala swats at his legs,he turns to show he disapproves

Then he darts to the bushes to hide
Vanishing before their eyes
Lala on one side, Lulu the other
Search the bush for their new found brother

Frantically they search to find their friend
Only to realize their play has come to an end
Mister Armadillo escaped through the fence
Using a very smart defense

“He had scurried down to end through a hole
Too small for the dogs to follow
Bark,bark they would call out
Asking the armadillo to turn about

He would turn up his tail
Scurry away as the dogs continue to wail
Lala and Lulu would run up and down the fence
Until all their energy had been dispensed

Slowly they trot up the driveway
Still peeking at the fence along the way
Hoping to take one more peek
For the friend they wish to keep”

Excerpt From
Poems from Costa Rica
Timothy Nugent
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Violence in our World:App Games

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The Heart is the doorway to the soul

I like to play Words With Friends, a free app I bought through my App Store, but it comes with ads of various types. Hence, the Nugent Coat of Arms as my picture today. Can you tell me why our human nature is prone to violence? Every ad I receive is about senseless battles of grunt warfare. Fifty soldiers annihilated by two hundred and so on to high number of casualties. Robot warfare blowing up everything in sight. Can you tell me why this is so important?

I remember Vietnam, my friends coming home with shattered minds, missing limbs,blind, all sorts of terrible things came out of that war the soldiers never had control. My friends with cancer because of Agent Orange. I feel fortunate that I was smart enough to join the United States Air Force and never went to war. I realize how terrible war is, yet we promote it in our daily lives in our television shows, computer toys, smart phone ads and movies. I promote violence as a way to justice in my new novels; which makes me wonder about myself. Do I enjoy a good war flick or novel? Yes, does that mean I am a sick individual who promotes violence  and then complains about the mass killings in our recent society?

I like the hero versus evil scenario, but do our senseless wargames promote the Illness plaguing our society today? I have owned guns and believe we have the right to potect ourselves, but how do you protect your family against the sick who watches senseless killing games and shows that have no meaning of right or wrong? That is the conundrum! I can eliminate ads on my word game by paying the monthly fee or ignore them. Every week I read about a mass killing in a mall, high school or event. We are truly a sick society and need to protect our selves. I feel sorry for families who raise kids in this crazy 😜 world. How do they protect their kids from the onslaught of violence on our airwaves?

I will continue to play Words With Friends because of the camaraderie on the chat pages  and the challenge of besting my competitors with words. It is a nonviolent game.

PURA VIDA!

Pura Vida

Body and Soul
She gave herself to you body and soul
When you felt small she made you whole
Her smile would break anyones ice
She was truly that nice

Helping others was a way of life

She did not like a good fight
Or giving one an emotional blow
It was hard for her to say no
She gave herself to you body and soul”

Excerpt From
Odes to Life and Love
Timothy M. Nugent
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What is the essence of being?

img_0001What makes us uniquely individual? Who am I? Am I woven into the fabric of my family? Is my life predetermined or is there free will? What makes me wish to celebrate my Irish ancestry? What about you? Do you ever think about your purpose in life or does society make us what we become?

I was often fascinated by the great leaders of our time; Alexander the Great, What made him want to conquer? That drive to overwhelm and lead or was it greed, to take and not give. Yet, we have immortized great savages as great rulers who enslave a country because they are stronger, mightier. Geghis Khan, the greatest expansionist the world ever knew, grew by brute force, murder and mayhem.

I like gentle giants whom could easily overwhelm physically, but have that inner kindness which protects and not injure. Should that be the way of the world 🌍? I look at the many mistakes I have made in my life and concider myself the luckiest man in the world. I may not be rich monetarily, but I am rich with close family and friends I keep in touch with. It amazes me as I stare at the picture above, looking for my tarnish essence and I promise myself to work at polishing its glow.

Kindness, generosity of spirit, are a way to good health and prosperity. What do you feel you can do to better yourself in this new year? When I creep back to bad memories, I flush it from my mind and work at remembering what is good in my life, family and friends, no time for pity parties over past mistakes. Is there a friend in your life that needs a hand? It is a good way to rid your mind of what ifs.

What is your essence? Make it glow! 💥PURA VIDA!

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A Thousand Kisses

I have a thousand kisses only for you
That line came from a scripted cue
From a rough lonely cowboy
Whom finally found life’s joy

A movie with a tough realization
Love has expectations
A thousand kisses for everyday
Tenderness willingly paid

This realism I find true
I have a thousand kisses for you
Not a few as many do
A thousand you can use

Make up kisses along the way
When arguments seem to sway
Kisses for kissing sake
Kisses to make you awake

Kisses to wipe away tears
Kisses to remind you of our wonderful years
Kisses of love and gratitude
Kisses only for you