Found a note on my backyard table from Mother Nature this morning. It said, "Ya know what, Mim? Sometimes, it takes something a little nutty to start a really big idea." Boom. She's so right! Back to book editing...
Hand Resume These same hands that climbed the tree turned the pages swam the distance wrote the poems played the music drove the roads held the lover rocked the babies cooked the food touched the gravestones cheered the team brushed the hair made the deal wrapped the presents held the hands raised the fists gave... Continue Reading →
I had a lot of people write to me about Matilda after I wrote my last post regarding her serious health crisis. Here's the UPDATE: No lymphoma. YES! She has been diagnosed with Addison's Disease though, an adrenal gland malfunction. Last week she had what they call an Addisonian Episode. Prognosis is much, much better... Continue Reading →
4 A.M. Epiphany Deep into the northern night I listen to your breathing The sound, a tiny symphony- In all the world, you’re here with me How lucky can I be?
In America, we don’t do death. One day, it happens to everything that now lives, but as a culture, we just don’t do death. As a nation, we prefer to pretend it’s not going to happen. Conversations about anything’s imminent demise are short, strictly business and as fast as we can segue to more pleasant... Continue Reading →
It’s my birthday (August 19th), which makes me a Leo. With the advent of Facebook and the reminders of friend’s upcoming birthdays, I realize that I have many Leo friends. We are all weird in the same way. Each of my fellow Leo’s has no problem having a microphone thrust into our hands at a... Continue Reading →
Somewhere along the line, we females gave up our natural, wild instinct to explore and hunt; to lead and learn; to laughing out loud and to prowling in moonlight. We were calmed and combed and cobbled into obedient and predictable house pets; living each moment in the service of our masters and their children. Like... Continue Reading →
My Birthday Wish It's August and in a matter of days, I'll turn a year older. 59 this time around. A long time ago, I promised myself that I would find ways to make a difference anywhere and anytime I could. Just this morning, I took a shower, brushed my teeth, made a pot of... Continue Reading →