A brick and slices of Limburger cheese on a plate with bread.It seems forever since I indulged in a pungent slice of the smelly cheese that my grandfather loved to eat. I remember as a very young boy when I stayed with my grandmother and grandfather, he would take me with him on his Saturday errands, which were much more than errands.

 

Multiple images of colored glass view through a kaleidoscope.Kaleidescope memories, a world gone by
Look inside, see mind's eye
Fuzzy and broken, first glance appear
Closer exam, reality clear

Red coffee berries on a bush, ripening for harvest.Let's be clear. Java. Coffee. Java specifically means good coffee, at least in my book. I start just about every day with java and drink about three mugs worth, on average. Java gives you a kick in the pants. A sort of, hello, time to start the new day and get a bunch done kick. It's a wakeup call after your wakeup call and it will chase the sleep from your eyes, the creak from your bones, and the cobwebs from your brain.

 

Vincent Van Gohg's Starry Night 1889 - impressionist painting of a starry night.The ability to form thoughts and even sensations without the use of our physical senses is imagination. It is critical to problem solving, creativity, and learning. Although using imagination was frowned upon at one time, we now know that it is a critical thought process. Without imagination, we don't have complex math, ways to explore and formulate scientific theories, or any of the artistic ways we express ourself.

Have you ever asked, "How do I do this?"

And someone answered, "Use your imagination."

 

Makeshift shelters of tarp and boards in Los Angelas

Home is where the heart is. Hearth and Home. Home seems like a place, but it is not. Home is abstract and real at the same time. There is also your home, and the home that is someone else's. You can tell the difference, and so can they.

For some, the streets are home. Others call their tiny apartment, their suburban house, or a secluded mansion, home.