Summer Can Stay

  People are ready to roll out the pumpkins. Me? Not so much. Maybe it would be true, if I still lived in the south. Because I live in the land of a seemingly endless winter, I grasp onto every last sliver of summer. (I know what’s coming each fall, each winter, and even spring: … More Summer Can Stay

Breadcrumbs (poem)

Breadcrumbs Lights dim, ceiling closes in envelops words Whispers disappear into bread I bite wine I drink I bow my head, my prayers absorbed into celestial darkness (Souls drifting by in darkness take no notice of slipping stars) Souls glancing at others shift their gaze and slide along Take a bite Souls seared by time … More Breadcrumbs (poem)

unspoken words (poem)

Where do uspoken words go Forgotten in some collective conscious of empty, unwritten volumes, filling dust lined shelves Perhaps filling oceans replete with missed opportunities and golden intentions Perhaps tossed on the wayside of unknown gardens, wildflowers growing amidst weeds in unkempt fields, beauty dotting overgrown, abandoned grounds Perhaps haunting our dreams, shattering our nights … More unspoken words (poem)

Seeking Peace

        Summer days are full of activity. Neighbors are out of their homes, walking their dogs, tending to their yards, bringing home groceries. It is late afternoon, the windows are open, the breeze is blowing and birds are chirping. A cicada out sings the others. In the evenings, the once quiet air is … More Seeking Peace

Fire Pit (poem)

Flies, bees, fireflies whirr in summer heat circulating like blood in a heart, pumping much needed oxygen to weary limbs that would die without air What stays, stands near, surrounds, envelops the air, the outline of our skin? Dig a hole, build a fire pit, watch flames consume wood and throw all manner of discards … More Fire Pit (poem)

Moonrise (poem)

Moonrise Will you glimmer on the sea? Will you fling your spear-head On the shore? What note shall we pitch? We have a song, On the bank we share our arrows— The loosed string tells our note: O flight, Bring her swiftly to our song. She is great, We measure her by the pine-trees.   … More Moonrise (poem)

Friday Feature – July 27, 2018 – Is Your Phone Eavesdropping on You?

  I first noticed it about a year ago, though it could have been going on for longer, and probably was. Recently I was talking to my daughter about shopping at Meijer and Wal-Mart.  Meijer is quite a bit further so I choose not to go there and shop at Wal-Mart instead, despite some frustrations … More Friday Feature – July 27, 2018 – Is Your Phone Eavesdropping on You?

Friday Feature – July 20, 2018 – Coolidge Quotes

This week, I will continue on the theme from the recent July 4 Friday Feature, a naturalization ceremony held at the Coolidge Historial site and homestead, in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. While at the event and visiting the museum, I noticed a plaque on the wall with one of Coolidge’s quotes. “Nothing in this world can take … More Friday Feature – July 20, 2018 – Coolidge Quotes

What the Lord Sees

    One of my favorite verses of all time: 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  ~ 1 Samuel 16:7 New International Version (NIV)       … More What the Lord Sees

Friday Feature – July 6, 2018 – Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony

Welcome to this week’s This week, which encompasses a holiday in the U.S., Independence Day, I found myself in the beautiful state of Vermont. I was not there on vacation, but the time away, amongst the beauty of the hills, and far away from many everyday responsibilities surely made the time away feel more like … More Friday Feature – July 6, 2018 – Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony

Friday Feature June 29, 2018 – The Best Selling Toy

  Welcome to the weekly Friday Feature, where I post a random topic, usually something light-hearted and fun (but I reserve the right to post a serious topic, too). Question: What is the single best-selling toy of all time? Would you say Legos? Barbie? Silly Putty? Etch-a-Sketch? The Yo-Yo? Jack-in-the-Box? Barnyard Commandos? (Just kidding about … More Friday Feature June 29, 2018 – The Best Selling Toy

Friday Feature – June 22, 2018 – National Selfie Day

I’m starting something new here on Fridays. I’m calling it the: It could be something funny and frivolous. It could be something fascinating. Or, it could be something serious and thought-provoking (I tried really hard to find a word that means “serious” that starts with an “f”. I failed. It’s fine.) Or it could be … More Friday Feature – June 22, 2018 – National Selfie Day

Flammable (poem)

Flammable (poem) Approaching flames warm hands and wake the mind, sparks sear the heart, ignite fiber of truth— a thread of hunger burns… Read the rest of my poem at Altarwork!   *© prasanta 2012 Like dead bones coming alive… we also, dead in our sins and selves, come alive with the spirit of God … More Flammable (poem)


    “fly” is the right word for me this week as my eldest boarded a plane for the poorest country in the western hemisphere to spend a month working in a remote area on the top of a mountain a one hour drive up and down each day to the health clinic   “fly” … More fly

See, Say, Spell, Repeat (at The Mudroom Blog today)

Names tell us who we are and where we belong. For years, I lamented the fact I did not have a simple American nickname to make life easier, for you and me both…  Read the rest of my post today at The Mudroom Blog:     *picture source: pixabay, with editing added on Canva … More See, Say, Spell, Repeat (at The Mudroom Blog today)