Reaffirming in steady progressive beat

Setting alight core of the soul and spirit

Bass tune reverberates across glorious orchestra

Signature hum melting heart in profound sentimental thrill

 Sweeter than honey in feel and taste


Like dance

Of the promise keeper




Like a grand lens studiously panning the universe circumference

Discreet fashion clicking away moments within lifetime event

Shutters meticulously relaying signal in intricate detail

Vivid images come scrolling their way into the gallery universal embed

Not a frame evades the blazing gaze encased

Mystery master watch cardinal

Watching the watchers


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Drums rumbling in a roll

Echo of the Cymbals fills the air with aura

Intense in presence

Violin tears decisively in to the air

Player and instrument united in bond so tight and true

As ensemble delights audience glued in wonder

From the horizon patterns ceaselessly rise and fall

Seasons scrolling past

In countless twists and intrigues

Variety numerous Continue reading “DECOYS ARISING”

“IT’S A 360!”

On the day The Blazing Trail marks her first Birthday, here’s to say thanks to you all for your heartfelt support this eventful year. There were many potato moments…burgonya, krumpuli, papas, blue/purple berries (how I long to hear some more!); countless insights, profound moments of interaction and learning experiences in the year that was. The moments of laughter were hilarious in particular…unforgettable! Thanks for the inspiration depicted in your resilience that made me believe with each new day I would make it through.To each one of my friends, critics, followers, visitors and admirers, thank you.Thank you for all. You’ve been my 2012 wow moment! I dedicate this day to you.

It’ s back where I started from. As I look forward I can only say I do so with a great sense of optimism in the spirit of a shared passion montaged from each one of those beautiful smiles that underlines the unique community we are! Please stay on, keep it real and shining. I have been at a loss finding the  one word that could simply and vividly paint the picture for this year so if any one of you out there has some insights, pls come to my rescue…and lace it with a potato moment while at it! If you have an unforgettable moment or post for this year, do share the link with us. I wish to accept a few awards in marking this wonderful day. 

Thank you George for nominating me for the Tell Me ABOUT YourSelf AwArD.  Tell me About Yourself Award. You will find great substance and inspiration in George.

1.Thank the person who nominated you!

2.Tell Seven things about yourself that you haven’t shared yet :

  1. Our wedding Anniversary falls on December 18th!
  2. It’s a decade this year since the passing on of my great grandmo’ ; a mentor,family champion and wellspring of grace.
  3.  Injustice breaks my heart
  4. Horse riding is such a fascination for me
  5. I love to reflect
  6. Presidential motorcades amaze me
  7. December is my favorite month

3. Nominate 7 bloggers.

Līgo Circle of Appreciation

Thank you Teju for this fantastic recognition. Feels really special joining the circle. If anyone needed to read something that will leave them really exhilarated, then Teju’s About page will do you some justice!

Complete this:

A great blog is something which  inspires hope, is about people and is real.

I share this recognition  with the following:

Note: The ‘Līgo Circle of Appreciation’ is a recognition bestowed on fellow bloggers and is not an award.

Iam most thankful  to will be captivated by her poetry) for nominating me for my first Blog of the Year 2012’ Award and to meiro  (her touch of ambiance coupled with thoughtful pieces will draw you to linger longer) for nominating me for the second and third, in addition to the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the Sunshine Blogger Awards which have generously dotted my award trail this year.

I nominate the following:

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Rules

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Do you know a blog that deserves an award? Do you have special blogs that you love to read? Which blogs do you bookmark and follow? Would you like to give them an award this year? Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!  The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and name/tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join The Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…  Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect! Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different! When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star! There are a total of 6 stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges There are six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swap’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times! ~ Need to know more? Check out the FAQ page And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award! ~ ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Clic

“A big part of me feels so much at peace,” Tower picked up. “Our remarkably industrious quest through the centuries…generations, numerous intricate details involved. It was him all along wasn’t it?! All about him…so near yet so far away. Her light chuckle echoed the heart of one lost in intense wonder. He is finally here! Feels like being released from a spell. I wonder what took him so long!”

“What’s going on here? Who exactly is this child? Someone please explain to me!” Pillar blurted out in frustration.

“This King!” Sky scrapper interjected impatiently.

“Child…Fine a child King…King…Child! Whatever!” he pulled violently at his reins, staggering his animal. “Goodness! I feel so small! I have to see to believe! He better have a crown on his head when I get there! I’m serious!”

“I will never forget that murderous look through the king’s eyes,” said Tower. “Then his face. It mirrored something…like it wasn’t really him. For a moment he appeared to me as a vessel, one representing a reality way beyond what we can see. I mean think about it, toddlers don’t run palaces. He will be probably dead by the time the young one makes it to teenage.”

“We are not hearing the end of this intuition drift are we? Guess you just made a big point there though. It’s a big paradox this one. Come to think of it. The child represents a reality way beyond as well. Exactly what happens when two worlds collide. We guys are of course right at the centre of it. And that’s almost by fate. This child is destined for greatness thus, right? I hope when my wife goes on labor, it’s to usher in a daughter!” The prolonged laughter reverberated on the hills across the plains.

“There is something peacefully good about this celestial wonder. A securely anchored destination factor that just by the look of it tells you it will be okay for every eye illuminated with its substance. Some rise to be part of the wandering motion, some to join the shooting league. This one has risen with a difference. My intuition tells me it has a destination, working with an end in sight from the beginning. That sets it apart from any other known star from the constellations in the millions of their galaxies.”

“God bless your intuition Tower!” spoke a much calmer Pillar.

Sky scrapper sighed heavily, staring thoughtfully into the sky, his tone gently oozing authority and great conviction. “I am advanced in years and grateful to the heavens for the opportunity to witness this glorious culmination before I am on my way to the other side. What an honor. You all hopefully have lots of time in your hands. Strive earnestly in your ambition to find your definition, meaning and significance within this star, child or king whichever works for you. You will be wise indeed if you heed. Your onus.

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Best wishes for the season

The Blazing Trail


Passion! At the sound of the seven letters, thousands of words well up the imagination realm,dialects oscillate with curiosity  and a galaxy of pictures and story lines in name and biography begin to paint in radiant glow. It is the mark of distinction in the intriguing life trail bearing equal love and hatred for Excellence and  passivity,Legend and mediocre. I can’t appreciate you enough fellow bloggers. Knowing you and drawing from your incredible resilient spirit has made a whole difference for me. Many thanks!

Thank you Justice for Raymond ( for nominating me for The Addictive Blog Award. Your heartfelt noble and uniquely contagious drive for justice towers high in inspiration.  As I accept this nomination, this with much gratefulness, I applaud your precious contribution and I’m convinced it’s the same special feeling shared by many of us here. Our very best wishes to you.You are not alone! I am fully persuaded, without a shadow of doubt or fear of contradiction-when all is said and done; when the chords of treachery, the antics of oppression and ‘experts’ of confusion have attained their flimsy best…fatally sealing their fate in inescapable ominous grip as motive of heart lies bare,  JUSTICE stands King,brilliantly radiating through the thickest of blindfolds in vivid sight,effectively routing the most vicious of her antagonists. If she could be shredded to a trillion pieces in a vicious thrust to silence her, she would immediately sprout up in a trillion voices of  unrelenting revolution.It’s the spectacle no fire will quench nor consume…not now, not ever; the  cause no barricade will halt. The Rock no arm twister will break. If she could be crushed from ice,she will resiliently navigate the quest as liquid and when the heat is unbearably high, the mission will unstoppably triumph as vapor. Justice will never end…she won’t stay silent.  Justice reigns SUPREME. Justice will rule the world. To Justice belongs the infinite last laugh, in life and beyond!

I will share this solemn moment with the following:


One of the most amazing facts in my blogging journey has been the ever-growing sense of family within this wonderful fraternity.It’s the kindred dream of greater possibilities that has constantly inspired much passion for many of us,I believe, who have found reason to keep going. Thank you Ivon ( for the Booker Award nomination. Clearly this was such a pleasant surprise. As an educator and a beacon, you have consistently and passionately painted the picture so well…pointing generations to higher heights…indeed, a  noble call for a chosen few. As I accept this nomination, it is with great humility and an inspirational charge to greater depths. Thank you!

Here are the acceptance rules:

List my five favorite books.  What a call! Next to impossible! I finally decided to go back in time to the nostalgic oldies that so thrillingly and memorably marked the early days of my reading  in an epidemic fashion!!!

  1. Thunder Point(Jack Higgins.)…Talk of overstretched boundaries. I wouldn’t dream it all up in 10 centuries!
  2. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories…(The Secret of the Old Clock) by Carolyn Keene. Now, this series was one of those places things wouldn’t just stay in the real world!
  3. The Parsifal Mosaic(Robert Ludlum.)…I have read of and seen plots thicken. This one though was an all time classic!
  4. The Bible (How 66 portions authored by 40  different people for close to two centuries hold together in a perfect  flow as if written by one author is a mystery I’m grappling with even now)
  5. The Roswell UFO Crash-‘what they don’t want you to know'(Kal K. Korff). When you see humanity’s curiosity, on the possibility of a reality high above our visible realm, stirred so vigorously,it for sure offers some food for thought!

Below are my nominees as I accept this award. Their contribution among that of others not included here has had a positive impact on me.


Thank you Patricia Awapara ( nominating me for the super Sweet Blogging Award. You truly have come a long way and it’s amazing to be a witness of the difference you are making and to be a small part of your success. Congratulations on your debut publication ‘Forgiveness’… an unexpected gift. This timely universal message continues to provided much-needed healing balm to many a rifting relationship. Your glorious moment renews the hope in all of us the world will be a better place as the sweet scent of the subject matter effectively permeates our hearts. I wish you the very best as you blaze forth and spread wide in coverage. May your hope be renewed as you touch us all in a way only you can in your niche.

Below are the rules for accepting this nomination:

1. Thank the super sweet blogger that nominated them – Thank you once again Patricia.

2. Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers (Click a baker’s dozen to find out more.)

3. Answer 5 super sweet questions.

4. Add the Super Sweet Blogging Award image to your blog post.

5. Notify your nominees at their blogs


1.Cookies or Cake? (Cake…hot!)

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? (Vanilla…!!!)

3. What is your fave sweet treat? (muffins with cucumber)

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? (That spell binding aroma straight from the oven when things are just round the corner!)

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? (Sweet potato! This is sooo deep I need eternity to expound!!! Lol!)

  13.                                                                                                                                                                                                   And one more, because a baker’s dozen says it could also be 14 

Again, a big thank-you to Ivon ( for nominating me for the new Reality Blog Award. When I received the news, the first thing that came to mind was the portrait of Teacher as Transformer. This being a new award, there is an evident freshness to it.You capture the picture so well  in your special part as a role model in defining culture. Thanks for so generously sharing of yourself and about yourself. Best wishes in your endeavors.May you never tire.

I dedicate this award especially to all my followers and visitors and to all folks out there who have kept it real. You deserve every bit of it. This is for you, with love! Kudos for your tireless effort in staying the course and for the amazing support.

There is no specific way for accepting this nomination so I will answer the questions below mostly adopted from Ivon:

1) If you could change something what would you change?

The day injustice entered the world.

2) If you could relive one day, when would that be?

The day I fell in love!

3) What one thing really scares you?

Missing touch with destiny!

4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?

Effectively conquering my fears so I can infect others with the taste of success . Yes I will!

5) If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be?

I would be the source of victory,so I could hand it on a silver platter especially to the oppressed and all my friends!

I nominate as a representative group the following acquaintances for this award:


So long!

The Blazing Trail


Every espionage operative knows one of their most dreaded moments: The day their cover is blown off! Nothing matches the feel of this one! It’s not always easy to predict the how and when of this often inevitable spine chilling instant. It’s the complex web of multiple players and roles, compounded by an array of intrigues…one thing leading to another in a swift spiraling progression that heightens the tension, fuelling the one breathtaking enigma: The element of surprise! At the grand finale. In the face of an empty sausage shelf at the City store! Continue reading “WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE”


It was only yesterday when i did my first post, skeptical whether i had the energy to stay afloat.One friend after another came along-graciously so.Then i sensed there was a chance i would survive.I have learned a lot through all of you wonderful people!It’s the smiles,the likes and showers of kind sentiments in their various forms that have been my Inspiration.And it gets better. Thank you.You have made me belong ,my experience here heart warming.All because of the special people you are;the exceptionally brilliant family you standout as,in ever ascending fashion.This comes to you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you Ivon for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.He will fascinate you with deep insights at As I glance down memory lane, I have no idea where I would be without the role of every teacher and leader who has been part of my molding journey since childhood.From the bottom of my heart,I dedicate this post to each single one of them, wherever they may be found.Thank-you!

Once again,thanks Ivon.My sense of Inspiration is renewed.Keep the flame burning. Best wishes to you in all.

The Rules:

1.Link back to the person who nominated you.

2. Post the award image to your page:

3. Seven facts about myself:

  •  I believe in the power of a common dream for humanity
  • I believe in the active role of Inspiration toward moving this dream to reality
  • I believe each one of us,aware or unaware carries a special part of this big picture…”where dreams come true!”
  • I believe every life is a footstep holding in it a unique potential to Lead humanity closer to the dream realization
  • If I could have one wish granted,it would be to live forever young at heart!
  • I enjoyed playing the cornet as my favorite instrument once upon a time!
  • Every time someone mentions “potatoes” my heart skips a beat!

4. My fifteen nominees:

So long!

The Blazing Trail

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