Poetry On Monday | 11.15.21

Poetry On Monday | 11.15.21

In a week that did not at all turn out as I hoped or even in my wildest dreams imagined this poem from last Friday has been my lifeline. At some point, Elizabeth Bishop renamed the poem... but I found her original name, Early Sorrow, to be so profound for me. But, the...

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Monday Magic | 11.16.20

Monday Magic | 11.16.20

Today is going to need all sorts of magic... I have a clogged drain and no amount of *anything* worked to unclog it on Sunday and we tried practically all.day.long! It made for a contentious, irritating day... and yes, there were LOTS of raised voice conversations. So...

Friday Finds | 11.13.20

Friday Finds | 11.13.20

Every Friday, I like to high-five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor. — Nanea Hoffman Hello, Gentle Readers and Happy Friday! I hope that none of you suffer from triskaidekaphobia and that today is...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.11.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.11.20

Armistice Day..."on this day, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends." Somehow this is not something that is celebrated here in the United States. We call it Veterans Day...but there is something meaningful about those words....

Looking Back | October 2020

Looking Back | October 2020

I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers. —  Leif Enger, Peace Like a River I love October, but this year it was a bit melancholy for me this year. Every year, pre-COVID, we head off to...

Monday Magic | 11.9.20

Monday Magic | 11.9.20

Every election is determined by the people who show up. — Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing There was no magic at all in last week's election, it was simply counting the votes of the people who showed up! (and show up they did!) But I fear we will need some magic to...

TGIF | 11.6.20

TGIF | 11.6.20

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. — Thurgood Marshall Thinking About — This from the NYTimes. The hardest thing for me is this...58% of white men and 55% of...

 

 

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