The other day I had been riding, as well as walking, around the capital of the first state, Dover, Delaware, and one such as myself would not ever believe what she has seen that day…Something tells me that Dover, Delaware is vanishing, and may be vanishing fast, in terms of the businesses that have been in business there…

     First, there was one of the three Rite Aids that were now closing, and for what, only a true business genius knows; In my last post, I had stated that there were two Rite Aids, but there was a mistake-There happen to be THREE Rite Aid here in Dover, and now one of them, which happens to be located in a place where Kohl’s and A.C. Moore’s is, is closing its doors for good, and according to one of the signs that were placed there, almost everything in the store would be, I think, 50% to 60% off. Now, if that could not be a sign that something is changing, then what is? (you can see for yourself in my Photo of the Day right here…)

     Later on, I went to the Dover Mall that is located in the first state’s capital; Now, that Sears store that has always been a part of the mall for I think years (as well as the place where I think it is the most secret passageway to the outdoors), has already closed its doors for good. And now, there is this sight that another part of the mall shall also be packing its things and closing it’s doors for good-It’s the Things Remembered booth in which I had always passed on by, as well as the fact that this booth had somehow always made me curious to purchase a gift that’s engraved. Unfortunately, I shall not have that chance now, because that booth shall not be around for very much longer.

Those sights of the two businesses that are closing come as no such surprise to me: Yes, there is much speculation that the current online boom is causing brick-and-mortar businesses to go bust, but there happens to be so much more than that: Not very long ago, I had written and published a post that shows you readers that Dover, Delaware may be vanishing, and if something is not done soon to restore Dover to its former glory as well as bring more people into this city, then the work isn’t worth anything.

     It is about time that we should try and do all we can to restore Dover and hopefully try to make it into the city that every man, woman, and child would want to visit. It is our hope and prayer that our elected officials do so.



Winners, We Have Winners (of My Giveaway, That is)…

Well, we are just a month and a half into the year 2019, and in this brand-new giveaway that I have just started earlier this week, already we have 25 brand-new winners, yes, those lucky people who have won themselves their very own digital copy of my eBook, DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE, and they are: Andrea R., Tess K., Pamela S., gary g., Bernadine L., Summer H., Randi C., Jamie M., claudia p., Michelle B., pam h., Carol E., Haley p., Catherine V., Crystal S., Melissa P., Savannah, Nick, mimismom1, Joe J., Terry s., Cathy h., Danielle S., Tina B., And Debra E.!

To all of these 25 lucky winners, I would very much like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all of you; I hope that all of you enjoy your prize just as much as I have enjoyed preparing this wonderful eBook just for you! As for the rest of you who have entered in the giveaway but did not win, I am so very sorry that you did not win, but you can purchase DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE at the Amazon Kindle Store at!

It looks like that I may not be doing anymore giveaways for quite a long while, but hold up, I have big news: I am in the pre-planning stages of putting on a writing contest over at my online writing community, the Writer’s Cafe, and if any of you do not have the slightest idea of just what that is, then may I very well suggest that you go to Anyway, I am pre-planning to do another contest like the one I had in last year’s “Homemade Stories” (and who knows? Maybe I might do a sequel!); However, those plans of mine are very top secret, so once I plan to get everything very much squared away, then I shall be planning on making some kind of announcement…

In the meantime, there happens to be still very more to come at this here good ‘ol blog called KALEIDOSCOPE, and may I suggest that you tell your friends about this here blog? It is at!

Presenting: A Giveaway in Black & White! (Well, Not Really…)

See this?! You could be one of the 25 lucky winners if you enter for a chance to win!

     Hey, all of you history lovers out there, get ready for the BIG news: My eBook, DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE, is available at the Amazon Kindle Store at, but do you folks want to know something else? You could win your very own digital copy of my eBook!
Yes, that’s right: You could be one of the 25 lucky winners who shall receive a digital copy of my Amazon Kindle Edition eBook, DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE; Yes, you have heard me say that correctly, and I shall very well say this again, but differently: I am giving away 25 digital copies of my eBook to some very lucky readers, and you could be one of them, if you enter for a chance to win today! Yes, Dover, Delaware, the capital of the first state, is a city that is so very rich in history. This eBook is a nice, little tour of Dover, DE and its sights, with digital black-and-white photographs taken by yours truly!
DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE could very well be digitally yours if you enter for a chance to win one of 25 copies of my eBook today! To enter, just go to this link right here: But you must hurry and enter today because this giveaway comes to an end on February 11th, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST(That’s February 12th, 2019, at 2:59 AM, EST).

Don’t miss your chance and winning a photo album that is rich in history: Enter for a chance to win DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE today!


Cough, Cough, Cough…

You know, you try and simply manage your job, as well as your writing, art and such, and then numerous pressures mount, such as the fact that I am doing my taxes for the very first time, and it all becomes a cauldron of stress so bad enough that one such as myself begins to…(COUGHS) See what I mean?

While I was at work this past week, on a Friday, I began to have coughing spells; And then, on Saturday morning, I took a shower, and then afterwards I put vapor rub on my chin to see if it would help with the coughing. All of a sudden, I continued coughing, which can only mean one thing: I might be getting that common cold!

An I think I know exactly just what that feeling reminds me of: Back in 2016, when my family and I first moved to Felton, Delaware, I had gotten sick with this common cold, not once, not twice, but FOUR stinkin’ times! Can you imagine that?! Four times I had been struck with the common cold…

Now, last year I did not had any multiple common colds, I think mainly it’s because I had been doing some relaxing and hobbies before I had taken on my job as a food service cleaner; But in the here and now, I have this common cold, but somehow, I think that it is going away, which I think the reason is that I have been taking medicine for it. But a cold just does not ever go away overnight: They say that it takes 7 to 10 days to get rid of a cold, so with that, I am going to take this a little at a time…And yes, I still have to go to work, ’cause after all, I need the money so that I could have my own place to live in, as well as other important things…

I’ll just have to cover my mouth when I cough and/or sneeze…

If You’ve Enjoyed This Tale, Then There’s More…


Well, I hope that all of you bloggers and blog followers out there have enjoyed this story(you can read it again right here)  And if you would like to delve into more reading fun, here’s great news: My eBook is a picture book that has photos of a city that is ever-so-full of history, and it is entitled DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE! Dover, the capital of the first state of Delaware, is so very rich in history, and this eBook is a photographic, monochromatic tour of the capital of the first state that ratified the constitution on December 7th, 1787.
DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE makes a great digital gift for that special someone, or anybody who just loves, loves, history; I hope that they would be pleased by the beautiful black-and-white photos of the many wonderful things that make the capital of the first state, Dover, Delaware, such a delightful experience.
To order DOVER, DELAWARE IN BLACK & WHITE, either for your Kindle or your tablet or smartphone device that has got a Kindle app, then please go to this link right here: Let me tell you: You have never seen Dover, Delaware until you have seen it in black and white! Order your digital copy today!