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 →
Road of Stars That night, we walked a fathomless road of stars- There were no heroes- No champions Only the clean courage Of grown children Leaning on each other's Resolution while Everything we knew Was thrown into the wind- All promise Or expectation- Leaving only this to walk upon- This endless starry highway. Arms clasped... Continue Reading →
A good story should bring us into the lives, the homes, the kitchens and boardrooms, the mind, the bedroom, the dreams and the nightmares of our character. We need to write about real life and not just some hermetically sealed. extra light, fat- free, flavor-free version of life. Because life is not a continuous loop... Continue Reading →
Red Road I do not walk the Red Road in this life- not being a path this body’s ancestors followed- though I feel that road…over here. In my bones there is sympathetic harmony rising when I hear the drums measuring the heartbeat of the Earth. In my world, the one that has spent so... Continue Reading →
Can I talk about flowers for a minute? Gee. Thanks. Owning a wedding and event venue, I see a lot of flowers. A lot. From rare and exotic to the roadside weed, baby’s breath. I love flowers. I love to grow them. I love to get them as gifts. I love to take photos of... Continue Reading →
The Bones of This Place I am still a flower pin worn on a summer hat in this little village... Not like some who have become the tanned skin or deeper yet, the flesh of this place. Earned with years of faithful returns to the waiting cottages with fine dust on tables that floats in... Continue Reading →
There is no engineer designing the temporary structure; no operating manual or planning meetings. Instead, the whole thing rises in a matter of hours, like a gossamer tent large enough to hold the people, the food, the photos and the gigantic emotions that will gather shortly to hold sacred space together.
A hundred billion dandelions lay in the field like Saturday children, faces towards the sun, drinking in the beauty of this spring day.
The 1996 Immigration "Explained" in Gumballs video is making its way around the internet again. It's an interesting theory, but it ignores the singular element of what is *humane* in terms of humanity's caring for each other. As a species, we face a few overwhelming problems; Over Population and Poverty/Starvation for most of the Earth's... Continue Reading →