Category Archives: A Year of Change

New Publication

The West Florida Literary Federation’s Emerald Coast Review XIX, “Life in Your Time,” is published and available through Amazon. This 19th issue is filled with stories, photographs, and poems gathered from literary talent from its members.  It’s good reading.

By the way, several of my poems and photographs are included in this publication, and the book’s cover is my submission that the West Florida Literary Federation chose to use for this edition.  I’m blushing.

You can find this publication HERE on Amazon.

Enjoy!

©2017 Susan Marie Molloy, and all works within.

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Sportsmanship

“Dust”
A mallet kicked up some dust on the field.
Original photograph by Susan Marie Molloy 2017.

It’s time to get back to trying new activities and adventures. This week, it’s polo.

I was lucky enough to be able to recently attend two polo matches. The afternoon was sunny and hot, while a warm breeze played through the field and stands. A brief sun shower during the second game brought a little relief, more breezes, and grey skies.

The best part was watching the skill the riders exhibited and the athletic capability of the horses. I didn’t mind much about which team to root for: that team, this team, which team? No, it was all about the sport itself, the sportsmanship, and skills thereof.

With all the hubbub about the lack of sportsmanship of other athletes in different sports these days, it is uplifting to see again what was once known as respectable American sportsmanship.

It was class all the way.

“Looking for the White Ball”
Original photograph by Susan Marie Molloy 2017.

©2017 Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.


Sleeve of Crackers

Estate sales. They are similar to garage or yard sales, but different.

Usually, the owner(s) of the items in an estate sale is no longer around, and someone else is running the show. At garage or yard sales, the owners are right there with you to haggle with prices. “Seventy-five cents for this garden shovel? I’ll give you twenty-five!”

Recently, I breezed through several estate sales in my neck of the woods. Each offered something different: one had some fabulous kitchenware, another touted newer furniture, and one offered dental floss, first aid tape, and a sleeve of Saltine® crackers.

I wish I took a picture of the sleeve of crackers. Take my word for it: There was a naked sleeve of Saltine® crackers nestled between a coffee mug and a knife, sitting on the kitchen counter. No, it wasn’t even in the box. Asking price: Twenty-five cents.

Never have I ever seen something like that for sale. Somehow, I just wouldn’t trust its freshness, age, or bug-free quality.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.


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