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!    😉   ~ms

213 Responses to About

  1. brain4rent says:

    I really enjoyed this and am so happy you stopped by my blog so I could find yours.

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  2. Russ L says:

    Hey Mary!

    Loved this photo and poem. Thanks for visiting!

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    • Thanks Russ. The photo was taken on the Island of Kauai, in the Allerton Gardens. On that particular day it was raining and the sun was shining at the same time. That happens a lot in Hawaii, which is why rain is often referred to as liquid sunshine.

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  3. kim maddox says:

    Stories bring us alive, told through words or song, or in the silence between. Funny thing about my stories – once told, they’re no longer mine.

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  4. Ajaytao2010 says:

    very beautiful put Mary

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  5. Alison says:

    Hi Mary – I nominated you for The beautiful Blogger Award. I don’t know if you do awards or not, but I wanted to have you in my list of nominations anyway to give others the chance to discover and enjoy your blog.
    Read my post “Hey kz! It’s about damn time (that I thanked you)”
    Alison

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  6. Elena says:

    Beautiful and uplifting blog! I can stay here for hours just admiring the pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. slurryart says:

    I’m so glad I clicked on your blog. Beautiful inspiring photography and uplifting content – thank you! 🙂

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  8. gdmkimages says:

    Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog, I love your blog and will be coming back to see some more

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  9. You’ve got some awesome photos on here. Enjoyed looking through them! As stated by another blogger, thanks for stopping by mine so I could find yours! 😉 Will definitely be back.

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    • Thanks Marcia! I love being able to look at all the wonderful photos and stories that people have posted here on WordPress.
      I enjoyed looking through your website also….and now that I have the link, I will definitely wander back there again!

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  10. Mary, thank you for visiting my blog…now I have found yours. I feel at home here. I’ll be back for more.stories.

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  11. Thank You for visiting my blog. Your photographs are beautiful.

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  12. Herman says:

    Hi Mary, thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

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  13. Kavita Joshi says:

    My dear friend…I have nominated you with the Super Sweet Award…it’s OK for you to take time to post about it or if you are busy then leave it as well so that it doesn’t become a chore…but I would like to show my appreciation through this award for your awesome blog and you being such a nice person and an awesome friend. Wish you an awesome day ahead!
    http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-award/

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  14. I love your blog! The black swan photos are incredible. Thanks for stopping by my blog – I’m going to follow yours, I can see from your posts that you’re a kindred soul.

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  15. tchistorygal says:

    Beautiful poem and picture. 🙂

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  16. Alison says:

    Hi Mary. Thanks for following. How lovely. Honestly I thought you were already following me, but I guess it was just me following you 🙂
    Thank you again
    Alison

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    • In reality, two people cannot follow each other.
      The thought creates a rather interesting image in the mind: “You go first…no wait…you go first. Oh this is not working! Let’s just walk side by side!”
      Because you were following me —I was already noticing your blog (whether I ever actually remembered to hit the follow button or not). 🙂

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  17. Marso says:

    I love the title of your blog and the subtitle “Stories with No Books”.

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  18. Mary! I finally have reached my vacation…and found out why your posts don’t show up in my reader. Now I’m looking forward to following you, your great photos, beautiful stories and encounters.

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  19. djmrakiey says:

    You have “powerful” stuff here. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your footprints. ☮

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  20. Hi Mary,
    I have nominated you for 2 Awards: The WordPress Family Award & The Best Moment Award. Congratulations!
    Kindly check my page at for more information on accepting these awards.
    http://wp.me/p3ia4v-in
    Whispering Insights aka Oliana Kim

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  21. Gary Kaplan says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m enjoying your blog.

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  22. Lovely work! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  23. Thank you for stopping by our blog and liking it. Our mom said that your photos and writings are beautiful. We are glad that our paths crossed.

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  24. Zubaria says:

    Perfect Preface I’ve come across so far. (Y)
    Happy Blogging 🙂

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  25. Michael Lane says:

    Hi Mary. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please visit this link: http://animalmikelane.com/2013/10/16/the-versatile-blogger-award/. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring me with your blog!

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    • Thank you so much for this honor, Michael.
      It is I who should compliment you for inspiring others with your blog.
      I love all of the stories about your adventures and good work with the elephants.
      Keep on writing!!

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  26. Marso says:

    I was looking for a place to post my appreciation for your title “Before I Forget”. It sounds like me, always jotting things down before the next idea takes its place!
    Gladly, what I found here was your preface—so beyond-compliments beautiful.

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  27. Cheers for liking my BuildingMyBento post about wandering, Mary! Are you interested in leaving the guidebooks behind and going for a random amble too?

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  28. Maggie Beck says:

    Mary, thanks so much for stopping by and liking my post on Tide Line Still Life. I look forward to digging into your blog . . . Thanks for leading me here! Best, and enjoy the weekend, Maggie

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  29. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Mary!

    I have nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/blog-of-the-year-2013-award-thanks-tamara-and-horty/

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  30. artourway says:

    Je comprends, we =taking risk willingly ;D so happy to have found you.

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  31. wingedprisms says:

    Great blog you have. Thank you for the visit to mine. 😀

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  32. Mary…thank you for stopping by my little blog. May your day be ever blessed.
    Cindy @ RemnantREFUGE

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  33. hello, Mary. you’re awesome, impressive and inspiring. you deserve the http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/awesome-blossom-award/

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  34. Beautiful ABOUT! Love the strength and honesty you have toward yourself yet still respectful of life’s path…

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  35. Thanks for following me Mary, I have been entertained by your blog for some time now, I hope I can return the favour.. 🙂

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  36. Curious to note Mary, we majored in different areas. Mine was communications. Yet, it is nature’s lure that attracts us most! Have loved your site since first laying eyes on it. Yes, it has been a few years now! Have not tired of your most excellent blog! enjoy life, Eddie

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    • Thank you Eddie!
      I thoroughly enjoy your blog also.
      Nature communicates through vibrations…..in the wind, the rustling of leaves, the chirping of crickets, etc.
      So a love for true communication fits perfectly with a love for nature.
      Philosophy means “love of wisdom.”
      Anyone who loves wisdom will listen carefully to the voice of nature. That’s where the truth lies.
      So we basically majored in different areas of the exact same thing. 😉

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  37. Bela says:

    This is such a wonderful blog… I really enjoyed reading it..!!

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  38. penpusherpen says:

    we’re pre-programmed to search for answers, It seems, and yet answers come attached with more and more questions… LIfe to me seems like a maze, a big puzzle, which, if we ever found a way through what would we find waiting for us at the ‘exit’ ? A prize? or a further bigger maze? exciting stuff… but then, life should be seen that way, an adventure, for we have no sure knowledge of the ending.. 🙂 xx

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    • It’s true.
      And sometimes the adventure is exciting,
      sometimes gentle,
      sometimes overwhelming,
      and sometimes, on a cold grey day, the adventure just makes me want to go back to sleep under warm blankets.

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  39. Frank says:

    hey Mary, thanks for stopping by – i’m looking forward to getting lost your work (or passions perhaps..) be well!

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  40. Nguyên-Kan says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the like. I hope to keep in touch with you.

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  41. hi Mary, no matter how often you post you always get my attention and i keep looking for more ;D. here’s a link for you http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/versatile-blogger-award/

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  42. gpcox says:

    A pleasure to meet you.

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  43. Jet Eliot says:

    I like your philosophy a lot, Mary. And I enjoy your blog very much. 🙂

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  44. kcinaz says:

    I love your talent for writing and photography. So glad you found me so I could find you. I think I’ll take the risk. 😀

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  45. myipadography says:

    Love your outlook

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  46. Glad you came by my blog. Your blog is beautiful,look forward reading more. Love and light

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  47. Dilip says:

    Beautiful thoughts and lovely photography! Feels good coming here.
    Best wishes always 🙂

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  48. fransiweinstein says:

    There are fascinating stories everywhere, I agree. I look forward to resding some of them here.

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  49. noahsin says:

    Interested and intrigued by your blog. Very impressive! Looking forward to your next posts. Please follow back if you will. Thank you!

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  50. thatssojacob says:

    Hey there Mary, just tuned in and gave you a follow. Join the fun over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com if you like to return the favor. Have a great day!

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