I'm Candi Runyon. I'm 50-something, well, almost 60, okay, I'm 61; female and surprised to discover that life really does begin after menopause no matter what my body says. I've lived in Sequim, WA, since 2006 with my husband Ron.
When I could no longer contain the thoughts and brilliant ideas that my heart kept filling my head with - and also realized it was silly to keep them all to myself - I started this site. The name "H.B. Tweedle" is short for hummingbird tweedle. It originated from my father, Ellis Whitley. He and Momma, Dottie, hung several hummingbird feeders just outside the window of their family room one year. Every day they would sit, coffee in hand, Mom and Pop, 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 hummingbird tweedle-ing is essential to a healthy life, that verbal constipation is just as detrimental as verbal diarrhea.
Therefore, on this site it's my desire to offer you my perspective on life, a little "Hummingbird Tweedle", to insure regularity. I want to share with you the pleasant events in life and the foul ones. I promise to be as straight and honest with you as I can. No "BS". 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 a website where we record our travel adventures in Israel, it's called AtHomeIsrael.com. I'm also honored to have some of my work included on my friend's website about the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find us at BeautifulPacificNorthwest.com.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy!