About

Yesterday whispers
today into tomorrow,
nothing ever dies.
Thought itself lives on inside
Stories with No Books. Hawaii_3I majored in philosophy because all of my life I have been wondering WHY.  I thought philosophy classes would help me answer some of my questions, but all it did was create more. Oh well. I eventually realized that there is more truth to be found in nature than in most books. So now I am unlearning everything I previously learned.

Love a good story, I do! Without pen, pencil, or paper–I watch life write itself in a slightly different way each day. There are fascinating stories everywhere, so my attention tends to wander.  As a result, my theme is no theme. Some people call this sort of mental wandering ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’ (ADD), so follow at your own risk ๐Ÿ˜‰   ~ms!   

214 Responses to About

  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry this is a bit late, but I am very appreciative nonetheless!!

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  2. Thanks for visiting thefirstgates, and thanks for your own images and words as well!

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  3. pamelacook says:

    Beautiful images on your blog. I’ll be stopping by again!

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  4. Ian Gardner says:

    Excellent preface, Mary, a spiritual reality well grasped and expressed ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Mz Zoomer says:

    Very nice work. Thanks.

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  6. ericmvogt says:

    Mary, I am very impressed with the depth and quality of your poetry. wonderful blog. I am going to follow you!

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  7. Mary, thank you for stopping and liking today’s post. This is a beautiful poem accompanied by an equally lovely image. I look forward to reading more of your poetry as I follow your blog.

    Take care,

    Ivon

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  8. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Lovely blog!

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  9. Thanks and your very welcome.

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  10. Mary,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post. Beautiful site you have.
    Rachel

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  11. Your site hits a chord – thank you for visiting.

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  12. Hello! Thank you for your recent like- I appreciate it! I look forward to reading your blog. From skimming over it, I love your words! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. vickylphoto says:

    Thank you for liking my photos.

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  14. Sheri says:

    What a beautiful blog! Thanks so much for stopping by ours at http://edgeofstory.com

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  15. 2ndhalfolife says:

    I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award…if you accept go to: http://secondhalfwoman.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/award-the-versโ€ฆ-blogger-award ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Well…thank you very much. I appreciate that. I clicked on the link above and it says it is broken (it must be having a bad day). I was able to go to your website though, and look at the award there.

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  17. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Mary!

    I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger award.

    The rules are at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-ii-4s-aopmrdd/

    Enjoy!

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  18. elmediat says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. It is much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. ajaytao2010 says:

    Merry Christmas

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  20. rehobothhouse says:

    thanks for liking my post. blessings for the new year.

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  21. Mjollnir says:

    Thanks for the visit Mary ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. Your very welcome.
    Have a great new year!

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  23. Rick Alonzo Photography says:

    Have a great 2013! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me!

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  24. I love your photos, Rick!

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  25. earthstills says:

    Love the way you think, write and photograph, it is inspirational!

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  26. smallpebbles says:

    quiet and true, thanks!…….also have lived in Hawaii……just wondering if the photo was taken there. aloha……

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  27. Yes. I took this photo on the island of Kauai, walking through the Allerton Gardens. It was raining off and on that day (liquid sunshine), which is typical of Hawaii. It was the combination of the misty rain and the sunlight that caused the glowing object near the center of my photo.
    Or….maybe it was a thought being wandering through the trees.

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  28. Congratulations! I love your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    However, there are rules and I wonโ€™t be offended if you donโ€™t want to follow them. I just wanted to share your blog with others.
    Ana (http://jubileejourney.wordpress.com)

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  29. Thank you very much Ana!

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  30. fgassette says:

    GREAT PHOTO!

    Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of lifeโ€™s events as seen through the lens of my camera.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  31. Blessings to you also!

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  32. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photo! I appreciate it very much. I really like your poems and photos. I look forward to following your posts. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  33. Stefano says:

    Thank you for stopping by Clicks & Corks and liking my polar bear image: much appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have a great blog with deep stories and nice photographs.
    Take care

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  34. Thanks Stefano….I enjoyed looking at your photographs also.
    Through all the beautiful photos on WordPress, I am able to visit places and see things that I would not have known otherwise. Thanks for posting!

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  35. Stefano says:

    Thank you, Mary ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. Kavita Joshi says:

    thanks for stopping by…lovely blog

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  37. Lynne Ayers says:

    I love the premise of your blog, and the title. I have been putting my stories together as well but am planning (hoping) to self publish them – my kids once told me “to get a life” and I wanted them to know that I did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am almost finished a book of stories about my ancestors … I’m slogging through the last minor mods.

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    • That’s great!
      It was a child who gave me the name for my web address: “Stories with No Books.” When I worked in preschool, I often told stories about my own childhood. Then, one day when we were all outside, a young boy came up and asked me if I would read him a story.
      So I said, “OK.Let me go inside and get some books.”
      He said, “No. Not those. Read me one of your stories….you know…about when you were little…the stories that have no books. ”
      I have often wanted to know how my ancestors felt about life, but there are no records.

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  38. Thanks for visiting my Photo Blog, unfortunately a bit early because i am still trying to find the right theme but be happy to see you back there soon..

    Yours looks great by the way.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I have read that it is a good idea to have a theme.
      But I don’t have one either.
      I am all over the place with my thoughts.
      That’s kind of the way I am in my life also—wandering around in my own mind.
      So, don’t worry. Write for us what your mind tells you is right for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  39. Alison says:

    Thanks for visiting our blog, and for “liking” our post on Koh Samui.
    I love your blog – words and pictures. Will follow with pleasure.
    Blessings
    Alison

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  40. Alison says:

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  41. Thanks for visiting my site – and giving me the opportunity to find your. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. Thanks for visiting my site and liking my recent posts. You have a beautiful site!

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  43. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Mary!

    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award.

    The rules of this award are at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/liebster-award-thanks-rhubblog-administrator/

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  44. wisejourney says:

    I like your intro….. Wandering in my own mind gathering thoughts . Thank you for that

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  45. Well thank you, wisejourney!
    Unfortunately, sometimes I wander so deep into my mind, that I bump into things in the physcial world. A few months ago, my Philosophy professor stopped me from colliding with a column at UMW (I was reading, thinking, and walking at the same time–not smart).
    I was rather embarrassed, but he kindly laughed and said….”I understand, don’t worry . Sometimes I walk into walls too.” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  46. You are an incredible photographer. Your photos and poems are breathtaking. thank you for sharing! Louisa

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  47. Steve says:

    Thanks for visiting “my place” – I think one of your posts caught my eye, and soon I realized we are near-neighbors in the Civil War battlefield wonderland just west of Fredericksburg. I love your photos, many of which are of familiar & friendly sights, and look forward to seeing many more!

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  48. Dr_IQ says:

    Excellent blog. Love the idea of images accompanied by good writing.

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  49. Thank you for the compliment.
    I have seen the photos on your blog also. Well done!

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