gone again these summer darlings arriving with the leaves of spring and gone in a golden whirl on the October wind across the street lights out and the thousand treasures on the lawn hidden in their winter dens park, quiet now but for the crunch of leaves beneath the only walker's feet docks empty of... Continue Reading →
It takes a couple days to fall back into the deep familiar of this old house. It takes a minute to not be surprised when Lucca, the cat, follows me to the bathroom , because I may need him in the dodgy second floor neighborhood. Thugs and all. He'll protect me, after his belly rub.... Continue Reading →
A new friend brought me here tonight. Into this bustle of writers where we are working alone or gathered in small groups, talking, laughing, sipping wine with others; gathering here from a 50 mile radius; our host tonight, fellow writer, maker of extraordinary sparkling wines, Larry Mawby. It's a picture perfect summer evening and poems... Continue Reading →
So, there's this woman named Sally. She grew up with music and art and amazing people surrounding her and when she came into her power, she wanted to start something that could grow and last. Something that required people to join the game; participate. The game is about creative flow and it starts with one... Continue Reading →
On the day you came into my life a breeze arrived as well, bringing the scent of a summer night; all jasmine and lawn clippings and the crickets sang a song for hours that sounded a lot like, "You're home. You're home. You're home."
Coming up on Memorial Day, I am reminded of everyone I have said goodbye to. This morning at breakfast, in a voice just above a whisper, Nancy said next week will be a year since Larry passed. A year. How is that possible? Earlier this year, I had written a note to some friends who... Continue Reading →
So, back in 1991, big things were happening. The Soviet Union took the first steps to disband the USSR. Yeah. So, now they are trying to put it back together, but hey, "A" for initial effort. The Internet was made available for commercial use and the number of computers "online" reached 1,000,000. The Dead Sea... Continue Reading →
For the first third or so of our lives, we say a whole lot of hellos. New people. New experiences. New things that excite our senses. We are in full-on input mode day after day for years in a row. Occasionally, something drops out of our gathered “things” we now call our own. A grandparent... Continue Reading →