Violetta Unleashed

Daily Prompt: The Transporter Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. ~*~ One of my clearest and happiest memories of childhood takes place just before my family disintegrated. As I’ve mentioned before, exposure to classical music was an integral part of … More Violetta Unleashed

The Culture of Dumb

Daily Prompt: (Your thing) for Dummies ~*~ I would never label anyone as dumb or a dummy. The term is abusive. The very idea of it makes my head spin. As a certified Equine Canada coach (Level 1), Bronze certified trainer in the natural horsemanship methods of Chris Irwin, and a recent practitioner of Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning there’s one thing I know … More The Culture of Dumb

The Never of Travel

Daily Prompt: No, Thanks Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not? ~*~ Never is a long time. People change. Places change. In the mid 1990s, with the Siege of Sarajevo raging, I might have said I “never” want to go to Sarajevo. And yet, in 2009 … More The Never of Travel

Another Silver Lining

Daily Prompt: Breaking the Law Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best? ~*~ In my 35 years of driving experience I’ve had about five speeding tickets. All were, admittedly, due to lack of … More Another Silver Lining

The Dream Made Real

Daily Prompt: Do or Die ~*~ ~*~ When my horse entered my life nearly nine years ago I was at a low point. The mare I’d been part-boarding for two years had died of cancer three months before; I’d lost my job 12 months earlier and I was floundering. Fortunately, my astute partner (now husband) suggested it … More The Dream Made Real

My Life Teacher

Daily Prompt: Teacher’s Pet ~*~ I was never teacher’s pet. Or, if I was I never knew it. School was a nightmare for me. At the time I wasn’t aware of it, but I was a child with abandonment issues lugging around a good deal of emotional trauma. My trust had been broken at an early … More My Life Teacher