I'm Candi Runyon. I'm 50-something, well, almost 60, okay, I'm 62 ~ hesitant update: soon-to-be 66; female, and surprised to discover that life begins after menopause, no matter what my body says. I live on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington state with Ronnie-baby, the love of my life.
The name H.B. Tweedle, is short for hummingbird tweedle. It started one summer after my parents, Ellis and Dottie, had hung several hummingbird feeders just outside the window of their family room. Every day they would sit, coffee in hand at the nearby breakfast bar, enjoying their little birds. As all creatures do, the little birds would poop. Pop named the product of this natural act hummingbird tweedle. Thereafter, he and Momma adopted this term as a more polite way to say b--l s--t.
Recently, a conversation with a friend caused me to want to re-define, add a little redemption to, the original connotation of hummingbird tweedle. So, in thinking it through, it occurred to me that tweedle-ing is essential to a healthy life, that verbal constipation is just as detrimental as the physical. We all have something important to say.
So, it's my desire on this website to dig the inevitable hummingbird tweedle of life into my garden, hopefully resulting in a more fruitful and nourishing perspective to consider. I promise to be as straight and honest with you as I can. No BS. And, don't worry, that is not the theme of the entire site!
With all that, I'm a firm believer in God, as in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and I love Israel. Ron and I have traveled quite a bit to Israel and you'll find my ramblings about our trips on this site.
It's been my honor to have had some of my work included on my friend's website about the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find us at BeautifulPacificNorthwest.com. I also wrote an article entitled Hearing Loss, for the Peninsula Daily News, June 2017, Lifelong Journey Publication; and the thrill was all mine to have been chosen to be included in the 2014 50th Anniversary Issue, Volume 1, of the Tidepools Art, Lit and Music Magazine, produced by Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA.
It's also an honor that you stopped by, even more so if you linger awhile to read my crazy ramblings. I do hope you enjoy!