About Me

I have anything but a cold dead heart….

Old enough to know better….

Happier than the title implies….

Hungry for everything and every experience….

Blogging about whatever comes to my swirly mind….


100 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Jay L July 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    “swirly” is the best new word ever.

  2. Cold Dead Heart July 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    But very accurate!

  3. cafΓ© poetic October 9, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    hi – I like your rules thank you for making time to put them together for others to enjoy – hope there is still room for more fun and beauty among them too when the fancy takes you … πŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous Spoonbill November 13, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    I think we are at the same place…thanks for putting it into words.

  5. scotianightpoetry November 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Hope things aren’t too tough for you and yours at present and health of close family is better. Happy holidays to you and yours.
    Been rather tough here but we’ll get through it as we usually do eh?

    All the very best – Brian

  6. scotianightpoetry January 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Nice to hear from you once again – glad you liked one of my latest offerings – all the very best Brian

  7. andy1076 January 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Hi thank you so much for following my blog πŸ™‚

  8. Wondering Wanderer February 9, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    I like the idea of “swirly.” My mind sometimes feels like there’s a tornado or two zinging around in there and writing helps keep my ears from slapping each other.

    I hope you don’t mind my poking about a bit. Don’t wish to wake you, but wanted to peek in and see a little about you.

    • Cold Dead Heart February 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      Peek away πŸ™‚ I know what you mean about the tornado in your brain. It’s great to have a place to put all that energy.

      • Wondering Wanderer February 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

        So you can hear the whooshing sounds too?

        Having an outlet helps focus. Would it be rude of me to want to poke about a bit more?

    • Laura February 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      The whooshing and the roar sometimes! Not to mention the crunching, crackling and tinkling. Poke around, but leave it the way you found it! πŸ™‚

      • Wondering Wanderer February 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

        I’ll use my super stealthy ninja skills. You’ll never know I was here….well, maybe except for some crumbs (btw it’s not nice to leave cake where I can find it).


      • Cold Dead Heart February 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

        You obviously have no willpower..the cake was a test!

      • Wondering Wanderer February 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

        I have lots of willpower….just not always at the right time. Besides, I only ate the frosting.

      • Cold Dead Heart February 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

        It was cream cheese frosting too!

      • Wondering Wanderer February 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

        Which would explain why I know look more like a Chris Farley ninja than a Bruce Lee ninja.

        Also would explain the buzzing in my ears……mmmmmm….sugar rush!

      • Cold Dead Heart February 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

        Hey…a ninja is a ninja. Sugar rushes are almost as good as sunny swirls!

  9. Martin Lack February 10, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Thanks for liking my most recent post (i.e. within the last 5 minutes). However, I have been tweaking it while you were reading it and there is now one additional link you may wish to pursue (i.e. fist of two bullet points).

  10. rekaras February 19, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Thank you for your interest in some of my photos. You seem like a very nice, sincere person without a cold dead heart in any respect. I hope you continue to enjoy our photographic medium for years to come. It is an amazing adventure of dicovery of the beauty that surrounds us all. Be at peacenow and thank you again for your time and kind comments. rek

    • Cold Dead Heart February 19, 2012 at 8:30 am #

      Thank you also….I have very much enjoyed your photography. I’ll be stopping by often.

  11. B. J. Parker March 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out some of my stuff. Keep enjoying the swirliness of life and sharing it with all of us!

  12. Ian Street March 23, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Hi there, thanks for following our blog http://www.intotheorchard.com cheers Ian

  13. Ian Street March 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    thanks for popping by again to like my most recent post Riding into the firing line.

  14. incidentallearner April 3, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Hi there. Loving the rules and the imagery induced by the swirly mind! Great blog! Thanks for the follow at my blog! Best to you and yours, incidentallearner!

    • Cold Dead Heart April 3, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      Thanks so much…I’m enjoying your blog πŸ™‚ I’ll be following.

  15. seekraz April 3, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Good morning – I saw that you stopped-by my blog yesterday…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there.

    Your Arizona Chronicles captured my attention…recently moved away from there, but had lived in Az for close to 25 years. I wonder what I’ll find when I read further….

    Hope to see you around.


    • Cold Dead Heart April 3, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      Thanks so much….glad I found your blog πŸ™‚ I miss Arizona so much! Would love to move back.

      • seekraz April 3, 2012 at 10:08 am #

        You are very welcome. I’m glad you found me, too.

        I am happy to be able to say that I am “from” Arizona…I so much prefer living near the cool mountains of Utah. While the desert itself can be beautiful, I found it to be too warm for my soul. My wife shares your desire to move back, though…. I am looking forward to reading more of your story. πŸ™‚

  16. My Tropical Home April 4, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    A good day to you, from the other side of the world.

    Thanks for “following” me…it sounds creepy but there it is. Thanks, too, for liking my photos.

    I hope you won’t mind if I drop in every once in a while, and while I’m at it, I hope its all right to take a leisurely walk inside your “colddeadheart”….


    • Cold Dead Heart April 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      lol..and thanks for checking in on me…we’re such a voyeuristic bunch πŸ™‚

  17. Mike Maynard April 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I write about whatever I want to as well. I do listen to readers sometimes though!

    • Cold Dead Heart April 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      I listen to the readers too…I go through periods where I can write a poem a day…but now I’m into photography..lol. Who knows what my mind will do. Thanks for stopping by.

  18. VagueMemories April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Very nice photographs you take! Keep up the good work, and thank you so much for following my blog πŸ™‚

  19. Cris April 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    I knew you didn’t have a cold dead heart when I saw your photograph. Am curious about the name, though. πŸ™‚

    • Cold Dead Heart April 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

      It’s supposed to be ironic because I am sometimes too tender hearted. And I have a habit when someone says “promise?” or saying “Cross my cold dead heart.” Seemed like a good name for a blog ..lol πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  20. PrimalJoe April 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Just letting you know I nominated you for a Sunshine Award, since I enjoy your blog so much. Have a great weekend.

  21. Virginia April 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Hey, I’ve just nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out the link to my blog to find out what to do

  22. Barb Drummond April 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Hi, glad you like my rant about bollards. good to have you following out there in the ether. cheers

  23. efratadenny April 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Nice blog you have. I like your photos, but the gray text hurts to look at. Cool the BG and the gray text will pop! πŸ™‚

  24. Modern Funk April 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    I totally understand what you mean by ‘swirly mind’. πŸ˜‰

  25. Audrey April 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I love your blog, it inspires me πŸ™‚ I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://tonetiki.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/

  26. petrel41 April 24, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Hi, thank you so much for following my blog! You are welcome πŸ™‚

  27. glutenvygirl April 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Hi! I have nominated you for an award! Check it out here: http://www.glutenvygirl.com/new-awards/

  28. skipmars May 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Thanks for reading and responding to The Bone-Pickers. I don’t consider myself a poet, but that one had to be birthed. Not the best time of my life.

    Most of the other poetry is from the April National Poetry Month challenge.

    Working on a novel (aren’t we all?) and have been sidetracked by NPM, and a group of short stories a bit on the weird side. Trying now to tie Harvey Meeks’ Crawl Space and
    The Learning Curve together with one titled The Circadae, which I hope to complete this weekend.

    I will peruse your site in the very near future. Good Writing to you.

  29. ROAS May 6, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    hey! I created a page on Radius Of A Square. it’s called “How Life Works?”
    Feel free to drop by anytime and post your views πŸ™‚

  30. lifeandfreewill May 23, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    thanks for the blog visit πŸ™‚

  31. R C Norman May 23, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Hi, thanks for visiting and following my photo blog. It brought me to yours and I’ve enjoyed exploring your diverse interests. Will be back for more. Cheers! – Rob

    • Cold Dead Heart May 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks so much and I’ll definitely be following yours!

  32. Jueseppi B. May 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    What a beautiful face….if the heart is as beautiful….I will return often.

  33. doliphoto May 24, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    Thank you very much, for visiting and following my blog. Nice to know you ☺

  34. Katrina May 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award and the Beautiful Blogger Award

    • Cold Dead Heart May 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

      Thanks so much! You’re very sweet and it’s very appreciated.

  35. candidaabrahamson June 1, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Congrats are in order, to a woman with a very alive and warm heart. I was pleased to get the opportunity to nominate your outstanding blog for the READER APPRECIATION AWARD, which you so richly deserve. Come see the rave review, and the (only 2!) rules for the award, at http://candidaabrahamson.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/commercial-break-for-some-appreciation-the-reader-appreciation-award/. I get such pleasure from your work; I hope this nomination expresses that in some small way, Candida

  36. petrel41 June 3, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    For the award rules, see


    You have already received this award, but you surely deserve another on

    • Cold Dead Heart June 4, 2012 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it and congrats on yours.

      • petrel41 June 4, 2012 at 8:32 am #

        Thanks! You deserve still many more awards πŸ™‚

  37. Christine Walsh June 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Thank you for the all the likes on my photos. I will try to visit your site more often – I don’t have much time.

  38. R C Norman June 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    Hi, because I enjoy your blog so much, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (which I know you’ve already earned several times I’m sure!) You can view the award at http://rcnormanphoto.com/2012/06/07/thanks-for-blogger-awards . I wish you sweet light and magical moments. β€” Rob

    • Cold Dead Heart June 8, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      Thanks so much!!!! I appreciate the recognition and congrats on yours. I need to do better at catching up with those πŸ™‚

      And thank you for the kind wishes….I wish the same for you.

  39. southernwild June 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I’ve given you the Sunshine Award! Please visit http://southern-wild.com/2012/06/10/the-wonderful-sunshine-award/ to see your nomination and provisions of this award! Thank you!

    • Cold Dead Heart June 10, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      Thanks so much! And Congrats on yours.

      • Jueseppi B. June 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

        Congratulations. You deserve this and many more.

      • Jueseppi B. June 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

        Oh,…and thank you so very much for your support of my blog. I appreciate that support more than you know Ms. Heart.

  40. Todd Lohenry June 11, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Dear ‘cold dead’… πŸ˜€

    Did you know you can select ‘dropdown menu’ in your categories? This would shorten your page and make it load faster!

    Love your blog…

    • Cold Dead Heart June 11, 2012 at 11:34 am #

      Yeah, I used to have that…still experimenting with all the blog stuffs. Thanks πŸ™‚

  41. Will June 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog- After reading some of your posts, I’m hooked and have followed back. Happy blogging.

  42. fsszj June 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Congratulations! I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. You have a wonderful blog!

    • Cold Dead Heart June 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      That’s very sweet..thank you! And congrats on yours.

      • fsszj June 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

        I saw you already had one, but I though you needed another! LOL

  43. Subhan Zein June 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Hello there,

    Thank you very much for subscribing to my blog. I hope my posts don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog will always be an enjoyable experience.
    Thank you again, and have a lovely day, my friend! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  44. todolokis July 1, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Nice to meet you, and thank you, like, follow. Thanking you in advance!
    Cute cat!

  45. Hermionejh July 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Hi! I nominated you for the One Awesome Blog Award (updated by me from One Lovely Blog Award). Cheers! Jerri πŸ™‚

  46. fivereflections July 22, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    May your swirly thoughts always be a collection of treasured words.

    David in Maine USA

  47. WildChild July 31, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Hi! I nominated your blog for an award– More info can be found here: http://wildchildrenfullofgrace.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/one-lovely-blog-award/ Congrats!

    • Cold Dead Heart July 31, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks so much you’re very sweet and it’s appreciated!

  48. petrel41 August 9, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Hi, congratulations!

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    The rules are at


  49. Kit August 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! There’s a post on my blog where you can get the logo. Great blog! πŸ™‚

  50. Alarna Rose Gray August 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    Love what you’ve said here… Let’s NOT have a cold-dead-heart together πŸ™‚

    • Cold Dead Heart August 12, 2012 at 6:18 am #

      Thank you πŸ™‚ And I agree..let’s banish those cold dead hearts πŸ™‚

  51. mickjscott August 15, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Great fun site to wander around. Many thanks for the follow.

  52. reverend61 September 3, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    I have, this morning, nominated you for a lovely blog award:


    I don’t really do viral self-replicating blog awards but it was nice to be nominated and it gave me the chance to give something back: your photos are great and the Arizona Chronicles (which get a special mention) are some of the best writing I’ve encountered this year.

    I handpicked the very best of the blogs I read. You deserve this, but please, please do not feel you have to accept it! However, if you do, you know what to do next.

    • Cold Dead Heart September 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      You’re so sweet and thank you!!!! I appreciate this award..truly.

  53. silentlyheardonce December 22, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Not an Award but a compliment. I enjoyed your blog during the year of 2012. Please follow the link to accept the honor. http://wp.me/p28tjX-A3

  54. Nowan Zen December 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Just popped in to say HI.

  55. redpilloutlaw January 12, 2013 at 9:11 am #


  56. Nowan Zen August 31, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    I am glad you are doing well. πŸ™‚

  57. Cold Dead Heart January 30, 2012 at 10:18 am #


  58. Hermionejh July 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I know you already have it in the One Lovely Blog form, but mine’s the Awesome form! πŸ™‚

  59. Cold Dead Heart July 22, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Thanks so much! I really enjoy your blog too!

  60. Hermionejh July 22, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    You’re welcome, and thank you too! πŸ™‚


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