25 July 2011

Monday Morning Wake Up Call-Rejoice

Sing it, Denise! The sound of joy --what singing is all about--I wonder if Amy Winehouse knew how much joy her voice gave to so many--here's hoping that you find some joy this week.

18 July 2011

Monday Morning Wake Up Call-Sublime

Mr. Jackson has a habit of waking singing a song that somehow comes to him in his dreams--A marvelous gift and way to begin the day. Since I can only sing along and very rarely in key, I think this composition is my answer to beginning the day singing...enjoy and have a wonderful week!

16 July 2011


When I look into your eyes
I see what is possible
When I met you
I found a soul so close
To mine
My daily goal is to inspire
A place
We can thrive

C.M. Jackson 2011

12 July 2011

Magpie Tales-Common Good

Lost my job
Hedging my money
My kids have to eat
Tax someone else
National deficit
The end
The start
Rich versus poor
Voices from
The left
The right
Zero sum game
Unless someone blinks
Let's just focus
On the future
Our children
Our earth
Reach out
Honor the past
Make it happen

C.M. Jackson 2011

This is a Magpie Tale  and so much more...

11 July 2011

Monday Morning Wake Up Call-Move It!!

Celebrated a birthday this weekend and thought I would just continue the party into Monday--so everybody up and  at 'em--- its time to move it. Have a great week!

08 July 2011

"You don't need a weatherman to know..."

I came across this and thought it was a preview for a new horror movie...with over 1,000 tornadoes in the US, record flooding in the northwest and drought in the southwest--all I can think is fasten our seat belts...

an explanation...

05 July 2011

Magpie Pie Tales-Points of Life

Wheat Field with Rising Sun, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Resting on a mountain top
A cool wind moves across
The valley
Revealing a field of color
Alive and moving
A patchwork of light
Float through my mind
Max jumping over a fence
My nephews laughing 
A first glance from the man I love 
Red hot
Blue Sky
New Mexico
Dust and grit
Of the trails and life
White cool 
Smooth genius of
Bernini's Apollo and Daphne
Rustling of olive leaves in Tuscany
A gondolier's oar as it moves
Through the Grand Canal
Like a wildfire
Moments of time
Speed through my mind
So many
Points of light
Eagles cry
As I descend
The future before me.
C.M. Jackson 2011
This is a Magpie Tale----paint your way here for more color!

04 July 2011

Monday Morning Wake Up Call---From sea to shining sea

Happy 4th to all--let's remember and honor our men and women fighting abroad for our freedom and independence.

Count your blessings!

02 July 2011

These Poles are made for Walking

Tales from the Trail-Back to New Mexico 2010

After finishing our first hike, a 1200 foot descent on rocky trails and let's be honest, tired, wobbly knees and ankles --Mr. Jackson remembered the hiking poles we admired but did not purchase in Flagstaff last year. So the next day, we walked over to Alpine Sports and picked up a pair of Leki's for each of us. 

What a difference they made on our next hikes in Bandelier--Tyuonyi Overlook, a 2.2 mile trip and Burnt Mesa Trail, a 5 mile trip. He kicked my &^&:-)!!!

Life lessons learned-1)if it makes you better-use it! 2) our frailties can be overcome and 3)fifty something is just a number.....oohrah!

Here's some views from the trail...

 Given what I read, we wouldn't be able to hike here today as the area is contiguous to Los Alamos where fires are burning--feel blessed to have walked there and not certain what I will find find the next time ....prayers for rain and blessings to the firefighters who are battling the flames...


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