Are We There Yet?
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
- August 01
- My poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Nimrod, and Southern Poetry Review. Currently, I am trying to reclaim my life after being blacklisted. Don't mess with the Federal Government or defense contractors. Wish me luck.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Detritus of Life
August 23, 2013 12:56PM
- Copper Casket
August 06, 2013 11:44AM
June 20, 2013 11:37AM
- Trouble Is
June 11, 2013 11:43AM
June 10, 2013 11:45AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “It's so difficult to
have a conscience these days
applaud your efforts
September 30, 2013 12:41PM
- “Nice town. Been
August 26, 2013 12:20PM
- “jackie2, I'd say get rid
of the stuff but hang on to
August 26, 2013 11:26AM
- “jl, The stuff creeps up
on a person. As I mentioned my
had mountains of
August 23, 2013 05:30PM
- “My husband and I, on our
honeymoon in San Diego,
take in a drive- in
August 22, 2013 12:03PM
Sarah Cavanaugh's Links
It always starts the same way. I have had my evening meal followed by something chocolate for dessert. I settle down to watch a movie or a TV show. Soon a craving sets in. It won't go away. It persists and grows. Finally I stop the… Read full post »
This morning I saw an indigo bunting at my bird feeder. I was walking in from my kitchen with a cup of coffee in my hand, and there it was. The blue color was intense against a background of misty gray. I felt that my day was off to a… Read full post »
1. I talk and walk in my sleep.
2. I'm sheer hell to share a bed with (as you can well imagine).
3. I handle stress by laughing helplessly on and on.
4. I once killed a bunch of lab rats by bludgeoning them over the head. The results of this experiment… Read full post »
I guess I've been feeling a little nostalgic lately, or maybe it comes from watching shows like Dancing With the Stars, but I've been remembering the teen dances I used to go to. The Y held Saturday night dances that we all dressed up for. I used to wear… Read full post »
There are times, I have to admit, when I really do envy men. I am of course not referring to their reproductive anatomy. Personally, I'm glad that I am not constructed in such a way as to so visibly betray what I am thinking and feel… Read full post »
Ripe as our passion
was the peach we shared
on a sun-splashed
You licked the nectar
from our fingers,
curling your tongue
Then you lay the stone,
red as virgin blood,
on this stone ledge.
It lies here now
bereft of flesh, faded
as… Read full post »
Over the years, I have had both good and bad bosses. Some of the best bosses I've worked under have been in their twenties and barely out of college. Perhaps when you are that young, you feel you have to make a good impression.
When I worked for the… Read full post »
Long an admirer of the art and practice of yoga, I would get up at sunrise to catch a program of yoga stetches on public television. Imagine my delight when yoga came to the Cedar Grove Public Library. The program was called Yoga in the Grove and was… Read full post »
At five feet four inches, I feel somewhat vertically challenged. I suppose that's why I have been so drawn to three-inch heels. I have to ask myself, though, is it because I want to be noticed by men or is it because I want women to envy me? The… Read full post »
Been gone this little while. Went home to visit family. Why can't these people live on the Isle of Capri or the cliffs of Monaco? Well, you get my drift. Don't get me wrong. Lancaster is great. You can shop for antiques or drive out into the coun… Read full post »
I imagine that every little nook and cranny of the country has its hidden treasures. I was determined to find them in Wisconsin. I am having trouble making the adjustment from East Coast living to residing in the fly-over part of the country.
When I was nine years old , my parents sent me away to convent school. It all started when my father gave me a hunting knife for my birthday. I always knew he had wanted a son, but there was just me and my older sister.
Professor Kline was Chairman of the Department of Romance Languages. They say he could speak everything. At the end of each day, after his classes, after his office hours, Professor Kline went home to his wife and family. He kissed his wife softly on the lips… Read full post »
Once again Holland Fest is coming to Cedar Grove. The village of Cedar Grove is relentlessly Dutch. When I was growing up I thought the Dutch had settled in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, the setting for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "… Read full post »
My parents were never over-protective, although they did try to keep me safe while still allowing me considerable freedom. I grew up in the days before bicycle helmuts and other protective gear. For that, I am most grateful. What a pleasure it was to just hop on m… Read full post »
Have you ever noticed how people have a way of disappearing from cyberspace without a trace. One day they're posting on Open Salon. Then they just up and vanish for four months. It makes one wonder. This would never happen in the real world.&… Read full post »
You know how it is. In winter you huddle under an afghan and dream sweetly of soft summer breezes, of flowers and butterflies, of swimming and swinging from a willow branch. In summer, on the other hand, you huddle by the air conditioner and call up images of crisp, cri… Read full post »
They probably date back to the forties, but Burma Shave used to post ads along rural byways that featured rhyming verses. Each line of the verse would be written sequentially along a series of small signs by the side of the road. For a time I worked for a company… Read full post »
Everyone has low points in their lives. When the time came that I had sunk so low I could barely put one foot in front of the other, I called on my higher power. I had learned of the enormity of this power when I was still in my childhood… Read full post »
The Amish have a special vulnerability, more so than other farmers. When night drapes its cape over the landscape, the darkness of an Amish farm is complete. Their only source of light is from lanterns or candles or the moon and stars. On a cloudy night, the darkn… Read full post »
Sometimes I think I haven't a farthing's worth of common sense, but the kids were pesting and pesting and finally wore me down. So I called my friend Sophie to inform her of the plan. We would take our kids, all five of them, tubing on the Pequea Creek in… Read full post »
I just heard on NPR that W. S. Merwin has been named poet laureate. That really takes me back to my college days. I was once a very big fan of W. S. Merwin and thought it was so "groovey" that he lived in Hawaii (Maui I think) and raised… Read full post »
My daughter Cassandra is coming to visit for a whole week. She'll be bringing along her kids, two little girls. Megan is the red-haired seven-year-old and Dierdre is five, a beauty with long dark hair. I am so excited to have a chance to visit with… Read full post »
If you ever have a chance to visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, take time to veer off the touristy Amish strip that runs between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse.
Head toward the southern part of the county where land has been set aside by the Lancaster… Read full post »