October 23rd, 2018


my Earthly presence operates with unsteady willpower

should I check my bank balance or write a poem? Continue reading “Chops” »

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Hill of Crosses

October 15th, 2018

there must be a million crosses here

Siauliai, Northern Lithuania is a pilgrimage site mainly for believers of Catholic Christianity, but ancient historical origins  place crosses in this particular location for hundreds of years, since the lost uprising Wars of Independence of 1831. Continue reading “Hill of Crosses” »

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being vulnerable is scary

September 11th, 2018

shame makes us small

Brene Brown is a social work researcher- author of many books concerning how we relate to each other, and I read one called The Power of Vulnerability. Continue reading “being vulnerable is scary” »

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future and past mix

August 21st, 2018

bagpipes seem mystical to me

My brother decided to play bagpipes when he was twelve years old, and found a Scotsman who lived nearby to teach him how to play. Continue reading “future and past mix” »

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no two memories are alike

July 31st, 2018

Vincent Price is the scariest of them all

Today my first cousin and I had lunch during her work day.  We can go years without seeing each other, so it’s special when we do get a chance to visit.   Continue reading “no two memories are alike” »

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hardware store for bread

July 24th, 2018

we can’t buy bread at a hardware store

Ever heard the saying “it’s like going to the hardware store for bread?”  My interpretation of that is recognizing that some relationships are simply not available for us. Continue reading “hardware store for bread” »

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give shame a name

June 19th, 2018

I agree

Lingering memories of growing up with alcoholism are not to be buried.  I’m learning not to blame anybody, but telling the truth is my reality.  I grew up with a disease that effected my perspectives. Continue reading “give shame a name” »


June 12th, 2018

grandmother’s love transcends everything

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is a novel about a woman biologist, and she described a fact about trees that impressed me. Continue reading “taproot” »

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Cat Memorial

May 29th, 2018


let’s welcome a lively fellow

Someone recently told my son that cats re-inhabit other cats after they die, because the owner needs the original cat.  Whether or not that’s true, we don’t know, but I’m thinking about my beloved cats on Memorial Day. Continue reading “Cat Memorial” »

act locally

May 8th, 2018

kids love reading

“Think globally, and act locally” is my favorite slogan to help people.  Bad things happen in our world.  The current opioid crisis epidemic is a current major tragedy in my region, and kids get hit hard. Continue reading “act locally” »

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