Category Archives: Life

EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Yesterday was one of those days.  I started by reading blogs of my friends and began to tear up.  I hit upon one that set the floodgates into full throttle and it took me half the day to pull myself together. … Continue reading

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WOODSY GUY

It started when he was a young lad, spending his summers at the lake.  He met an old native American who was building a log cabin from scratch.  Each log perfectly hewn. Paul pitched right in to help, but more so … Continue reading

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L’CHAIM

Today I’m blessed to have survived 75 years of life.  As many of you know, I am at an age where many of my friends are already in heaven or are facing the near possibility.  For some reason, God has … Continue reading

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WEEK IN REVIEW

Saturday – Hubby informed me of a giant rat in the kitchen sink.  April Fools’ Day and I fell for it.  .You’d think after 53 years of marriage, I’d get wise to this guy, however I know that GOD IS … Continue reading

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YOUNG AT HEART

Fairy tales can come true – it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart … Old, blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made that dream seem possible when he released “Young at Heart” in 1963. It was the same year that Camelot fell … Continue reading

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WHAT SEASON ARE YOU IN?

According to King Solomon and many other notables, we hear that there is a time for everything in this world – a time to be born – a time to die.  What about all the years in between? How about the … Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF LIFE

ORIGINAL POST FROM ATIMETOSHARE.ME 3/12/15 A wrinkled little body, writhing and screaming as it inhales its first breath – Skin begins to fill with life and becomes smooth to the touch, That same helpless infant begins to explore – to … Continue reading

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RESTORED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A tiny seed is planted, it burrows in the earth, It waits through winter weather, in spring it gives new birth, Dormant in frozen earth for so long, You wouldn’t think that … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN

  “There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in … Continue reading

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A DELICATE BALANCE

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME   Days are growing shorter now, but each moment is filled with fresh, clean air – gorgeous sunrises and sunsets – colors that defy any artist’s palette – and treasured amounts of light.  It’s too bad … Continue reading

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AUTUMN

THE BIG MAPLE TREE ACROSS THE STREET IS SAYING GOODBYE TO SUMMER AND ME The smells of summer still hang in the air, The potent fragrance of fertile soil, The aroma of a bonfire after dark to smoke out the mosquitoes, The … Continue reading

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R E S P E C T !

Picture a world where life had no value; a place where brother fought against brother to the death; where unborn lives were snuffed out in an instant; where seniors were deemed useless and exterminated after a certain age; where children … Continue reading

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PROVISION

ORIGINAL ART – (FAMILY OF OSPREYS) & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Three precious eggs hatch one by one, The first to arrive receiving the most attention, Slowly the others burst through their encrusted habitat, Longing for nourishment. Clinging to an … Continue reading

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TEXTURE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© A landscape filled with a plethora of splendid textures, A treasure trove just waiting to be wallowed in, The roughness of a sandy hill leads to a path of prickly … Continue reading

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NEW LIFE

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© For a time, preparations are being made for the new family, Things are gathered to reinforce the nest, Twigs and mud, intertwined with an old dog collar, Strong and … Continue reading

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TRANSITION

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© A haze entrenched sky sheds a minute amount of light upon the river’s edge, Capturing reflections, dispersing shadows, displaying an array of natural color, The houseboat has been idle for months, frozen in a mass of crystal … Continue reading

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MERGING TRAFFIC

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Like ships that pass upon the open waters, We sail through life effortlessly, or so it seems, Under the surface there are tangles and weeds that strangle, Above, prevailing winds determine the journey, There are perils … Continue reading

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I KNOW HOW SHE FEELS

Entering one phase of life to another can be daunting.  My thirteen year old granddaughter is struggling with this now as she hangs on to her childhood years while wanting to be grown up.  Suddenly you’re expected to shed off the … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – FROST

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Sparkling facets of frost, scraped from windshields to get a clear view of the road, but do we take time to really inspect the beauty of it? The tiny patterns etched into ice by the … Continue reading

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REALITY?

I think it’s time for a reality show that actually shows normal people, living ordinary lives, going through difficulties, joys, fun times, laughter, silliness, death, illness, pain, grief. Thus it would be the life of moi and probably a lot … Continue reading

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