A Writer's Journey through the Maze of Life

Monday, December 2, 2013

Where am I?

If you've hit this site and wonder why there are no posts since 2011, it is because I am now going through Wordpress. That's not to say that I like it and I may return here. But you can read current posts at www.cjclarkwrites.com

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I'm shutting down Wonderland on Blogger. If you want to still find me go to www.cjclarkwrites.com

Friday, September 7, 2012




Lake Michiga

As a former Michigander I can tell you all kinds of wonderful things about Michigan--the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, parks, zoos, u-pick fruit farms, entertainment centers, festivals, the Great Lakes.

Maybe you'd like a dune buggy ride on the sand dunes at Mears, MI.
Or maybe a riverboat cruise.

Michigan has its share of festivals and fairs also. One of my favorite things about Michigan are the beaches and lighthouses. I suppose I come by this naturally. My father loved to go to the beach and as he enjoyed painting, sketching, and photography he loved to walked the shorelines until he found a lighthouse he could sketch. . Since I was "daddy's girl" I always wanted to tag along.

Now that I live in Arkansas I can truly say I miss the diversity of Michigan. Oftentimes, we have thought of moving away from Arkansas and although I've always said I would not move east of the Mississippi again for anything. Unfortunately, economic times are hard and the housing market is down. With Michigan's economy so poor, the housing market there is extremely affordable. Wouldn't it be a wonderful mecca for seniors? It could be the new Florida. The only downfall to this brainstorm of mine is taxes. Michigan has high taxes. If only I could get the governor or someone in the state government to latch on to my idea and  lower the taxes, perhaps droves of people would move to Michigan. Are you there Governor? Hello? Hello?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


The challenge was to write about 10 things I've never done. I could probably come up with many more than that. But here goes:
  1. I've never smoked a joint. I have no interest in drugs and I'm uncomfortable with a bad headache or the dizziness that comes with a sinus infection. Why would I want to use something that could make me hallucinate? Besides, I love life; I don't need to alter my existence.
  2. I've never eaten oysters or sushi. I've tried alligator, buffalo, octupus, squid, tripe, bear, antelope, and Rocky Mtn. oysters (testicles). Some are good, some I'll pass on. But anything raw turns me off. And oysters? Well, they remind me of the snot from a little runny nosed kid. No thanks!
  3. I've never been bungy jumping. This is something that looks like fun or at least it did until a few people had the misfortune for the rope to break. I can't see myself doing this (especially at my age), however, I am up for hot air balloon ride.
  4. I've never ridden the mechanical bull. Although it appeals to me, I'm sure with my bad back, I'd never walk again.
  5. I've never learned to drive a stick shift.
  6. I've never been to Europe.
  7. I've never "mooned".  I'm pretty straight, prim, and proper. Hey, it's called manners!
  8. I've never hiked the back-country. Heck, I've never hiked period. But I'd like to.
  9. I've never been on television. Oprah, are you reading this? Hello? Hello?

  10. I've never kissed a fish. Now some of you may find this funny, but when living in Wyoming, the neighbor man taught all his children to kiss the fish they caught. I like fishing, but kissing the fish, that's right up there with #2.
What 10 things have you never done?

Monday, September 3, 2012


Give me your two cents worth today. It can be about anything.  After all this is Wonderland.  

Sunday, September 2, 2012


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