Posted in Quotes, Thoughts

Please stop it!

Came across this article and felt as though the author read my mind because that has been my response since day one of seeing these cards. WHY?!?! Seriously, why is showing your vaccination card necessary to share your vac status? You don’t need to prove it to anyone on the socials. Even if the following statement is debatable, are the risks of its accuracy worth it?

To gain access to sensitive medical records over the phone, having the medical record number, last name, and date of birth — all of which are listed on the vaccination card — are all I need to authenticate as that individual and gain access to sensitive details.

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Books, Faith, Life, Positivity, stories

“Izzy Busy Bee”

Sheila C. Morgan, Author

If you have a little one in your life, they may enjoy the children’s book “Izzy Busy Bee,” the short story of a child transformed into a place where she creates adventure, while sharing the story of who creates all life. At night Izzy’s thoughts turn into a dream, where she becomes a helpful leader in the world of bees. While Izzy has a colorful and fun time with friends, she inspires the other children in her dream to also think about how big all creation is and the great significance of a tiny bee.

With “Izzy Busy Bee,” Author Sheila C. Morgan desires to reach children in their early developmental years in hopes they may experience the awareness of God. Her work was inspired by her career and ministry. All of her books were published by Xulon Press and can be purchased from Amazon (link in caption above). While you’re there, check out Sheila’s other two publications, “The Husband” and “Seasons Do Change: A Personal Journey of Hope Through Adversity.” Maybe they will spark your interest too!

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Hope, Life, Politics, Positivity, Prompt, Thoughts, Uncategorized

History in the Making

PERSPECTIVE: the FIRST Latina US Supreme Court Justice, a Bronx native and Yale graduate nominated in 2009 by the FIRST African-American US President, administers the oath of office to the FIRST African/Asian-American & FIRST female US Vice President, an Oakland native and Howard University graduate, using a Bible belonging to the FIRST African-American US Supreme Court Justice (1967), a Baltimore native & CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST who graduated from Howard Law, the OLDEST Historically Black College/University (HBCU) law school.

Political pundits will reflect on this day for years to come. I’m feeling good!

It’s a new dawn 
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me, ooh
And I’m feeling good

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Fandango’s One Word Challenge– pundit

Posted in Amusement, Haiku, Life, People, Poetry, Prompt, stories, Tanka, Uncategorized

Dirty Diana – Part II

Meet Diana in part one here.

There they were in vivid illustration, all of Diana’s transgressions of the night before revealing where she’d gone; who she’d been with; what they’d done and how. Most was left to the imagination but censorship didn’t have a blackout big enough to conceal the lady of the night. Suddenly Diana’s talents thrust her into another genre of adult entertainment, where she gained instant celebrity status. Let’s just call her undercover affair “Operation Diana” because as the photos made apparent, she had a waiting room full of impatient men eager to see the candy-stripper.

Banging on the door continued and when Diana looked, all she could see was the paparazzi’s cameras shining dim red lights outside her window. Through the peephole she saw her publicist’s angry face, as he released each blow to the door. He wasn’t happy and didn’t pretend to understand the bad dealings in Diana’s life, but he knew it would take a lot of planning to clean up her image. Diana may have been a pop superstar but all she could do now is sing the blues.

Fast-forward three days later when Diana finally emerges from the shadows. She had been coping with her shame in seclusion but now was time to start picking up the pieces of her shattered life. As the regret of her downfall continued to gnaw at her, Diana needed an escape and fast. She quickly threw on her dress from that fateful night and tried to make a clean break but before sneaking out the back door once again, Diana emailed a somewhat cryptic letter for her publicist to leak to the press. It simply read:

life was simple ’til

fame and fortune kept me high,

lust became my drug

and every man had a fix

that released in me a song

©2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Posted in Hobbies, Positivity, Prompt, Q&A, Uncategorized

Prompt Post Responses….read or nah?

Posed by Dr. Tanya at Blogging Insights re: Reading Prompt Posts


  1. Do you like reading posts written for prompts? If so, what kind?
  2. When you publish a piece in answer to a prompt, do you read entries by other bloggers? If so, do you read them before or after you have written your own?

Do you like reading posts written for prompts? If so, what kind ?

I genuinely enjoy reading posts written for prompts, especially those containing poetry because they teach me new and [most times] challenging forms. I wish I could read all of them but it’s difficult to find time to dedicate to doing so. Since I’m not very good at interpreting photo prompts, I just glance at those to get another blogger’s perspective, which I usually find interesting and something I wouldn’t have ever thought of myself.

When you publish a piece in answer to a prompt, do you read entries by other bloggers? If so, do you read them before or after you have written your own?

When I publish a blog in response to a prompt, I make certain to read other responses after I post. I like to keep my mind free to wander into it’s own creative land rather than be guided by someone else. The funny thing is, I’ll sometimes come across another’s blog post that is similar to mine and think “oh gosh, they’re going to think I copied their idea,” which often tempts me to change mine but there’s really no reason, since I know the thoughts I expressed were original to me when I wrote them.

The frustrating thing is, I read most posts on my mobile and this strange WordPress bug prevents me from registering a “Like” on some of them, so the blogger is unaware someone else found their work interesting. Times like now, when I’m able to login on my laptop, I revisit the original prompt page and like as many of those response posts as I can find.

©2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half