Friday, January 28, 2011

a blog award!

Wow!!! I can hardly believe it. I got an award!!

Check out this post to read about it:

I am really shocked and flattered!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ants in the Bathroom

There are ants
in the bathroom
living off the toothpaste
Times are tough
for everyone

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A day when no kid would be afraid

A few years ago, I had to use the bathroom while I was shopping for clothes at K-Mart. As I was washing my hands, two little girls came into the bathroom, close together and nervous. They looked at me, and I could see they were afraid!

Now, I'm not a very intimidating person most of the time. But I was an adult, and they were probably nine and seven, or thereabouts. (They looked like sisters.) It made me so sad that these two little African-American girls were afraid of me.

I left as quickly as I could so they wouldn't have to be afraid.

We teach kids to be careful of strangers, and what else can you do in this world? But I hate to see kids afraid....

I don't remember if I found any good clothes on that trip, but I do remember the looks on those little girls' faces. It makes me ache, those frightened children.

When I remember this, and it makes me sad. And I wish for a day no kid would have to be afraid.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Today I am reading Ray Bradbury...

...and remembering why I loved short stories in the first place, and why
I wanted to write them.

*happy sigh*

~A. M. Roelke~