JULY 17, 2012 12:43PM

Feel Good

I feel good about what I (can) do.

I feel good about who I am, too.

I look good in the mirror today.

Why can't I always feel this way?  Read full post »

Columbus said

the world was round

but what does he know? 

The world is

indeed flat.

There are


and if you aren't


you can fall off

the edge of it.

Not to say

that Columbus

was wrong-

just that

perhaps the worlds

we live in

aren't the same.… Read full post »

JUNE 11, 2012 12:40AM

The Tide will Take me There

I can't stand

or run

or fight like a man

but I will not

be beaten, broken

or bought.

I will write my name

in the sand

And tell stories

of the battles I have faught.

And, when I am free

I will slip away- far

and the tide will take… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2012 12:33PM

Patience is the key

like the breeze

through my window

there is a peace

flowing all around

a peace that left

and did not come back

for the longest time

there is a whisper

of hope

a murmur of love

and an ounce

of gain

in the midst

patience is the key

MAY 25, 2012 5:02PM


When I arrive

the room is full

We greet each other

and I wait my turn.

I listen to the chatter

full of local flavor


it's my turn

I have your full


you try to

get me to relax

by massaging

my neck and

just when it… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2012 9:45AM

My World


Change the world...starts with one step.

MAY 11, 2012 1:26PM


In the middle of a quiet room, she sat with her fingers flittered across a keyboard- making little clicking noises as they tapdanced on the keys.

Baby breathing noises were coming from nearby- from a small sleeping face peeking out of a baby blanket eggroll- the tight wrap th… Read full post »

APRIL 27, 2012 2:50PM

Drive-by Baby Delivery

 "I keep looking for the lesson in all this slow, painful living. "

 Joan H., OS

Today, it was Taco Bueno, and uh...ice cream.  Cold Stone was closed.  So, across town to Maggie Moo's.  I sit there watching her eat the blue stuff.  She seems pretty happy for a prego- rea… Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2012 11:40AM

A fear of Man

eyes in rapid movement

slow heavy breathing

wrapped in sheets

covered with blankets

hair, a curly mess

she was

laying on her stomach

she had

one arm above her head

it wasn't a dream

or a nightmare

but something in between

like a warning

or apprehension

and it was… Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2012 12:05AM

Countdown to Zero

I want to go where I am safe

but we both know

that place does not exist

I want to go where I will be free

but freedom is a mind set

When I need to talk to a friend

they always have real problems

mine are...intangible

I miss you

I… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2012 10:05AM

One minute after nine

I would rather know

that it was never going to be

than to think I was close

to happiness, and just

missed the mark by

a minute and a half.

MARCH 8, 2012 8:40AM

A Little Roomah


One female high school student recorded her thoughts about another student, basically she said something like "...he's the type to bring a gun to school," on Facebook. 

The words… Read full post »

I didn't need the tornado siren going off in the middle of the night to warn me about the storm.  It was already here, anyway. 

Where are my battery powered lanterns?  Candles and flashlights were easy enough to find when the electricity started to flicker. 

I stood at the… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2012 8:17AM

The Concept of Change

Tina held her hair up with her left hand and used her right hand to massage the tender muscles in the back of her neck while thinking about Friday. 

This Friday wasn't just the end of a work week, it would be the end of work as she knew it.  She had… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 11:50AM

Point of View

The world is a very different place for all of us...depending on our points of view.  Depending on our own standards that we set for ourselves.  Sometimes, I try to change the world- other times I just look at it differently.  Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 2:13PM

Happy Valentine's Day

Reconciliation within your heart, is a start.

Peace within your soul, is where to go. 

peace 3  Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2012 1:08AM

Comedy vs Tragedy

When their voices became strained, and their hands - more animated, I looked down at my plate and sat quietly. 

We were having a heated discussion about the You Tube video that we watched and the article we read about it, on CNN.  Some father had shot his daughter's laptop eight… Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2011 8:50PM

Overflow of the Heart

                                                  &… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2011 6:21PM

Shut the Barn Door

Hello Mother

Hello Sister

Hello Oldest Daughter

Why must you cause strife? 

It is no big deal

It is just my life

It is just my life

Excuse me, Mother

Excuse me, Sister

Excuse me, Daughter

Do you understand

the distance is great

I have other plans...

Good bye,… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2011 1:28PM

The Sound of a Train

A train whistle is heard in the distance.  The sound of the train calls to her, not unlike the migrant workers of the 1930's.

It is time to leave.

Where is the train headed?  When will it arrive?  Who are it's travelers?

She is on the fifth floor of a nearby building. … Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 1:06PM

My Nuts Won't Drop

I saw in my yard

a tree

as barren as a tree

could be

Without a single leaf

or color of any kind

I searched the branches

for signs of life

Except for two walnuts

the life of the tree

was gone

If the two nuts

weren't hanging… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 12:42AM

She and He

She was

yeah she was

it was just "who she was"

and then she met


he was

hard like a rock

no room for compromise

rocks will fall  

rocks crush bones

and spirits too

and so it was she

or admired the he

who crushed her like… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2011 1:03AM

Wilson Park

Follow me thru Wilson Park.


There is something perfect about an imperfect tree.


You never know what you might find.

You never know what you might see. 


When it rains, the park is empty.


Come back again soon.

DSC00357  Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2009 11:55PM

I wonder

I wonder

What is it like there,

where you live?

Not the city, exactly

just your place in it.

I wonder

If you have a routine,

that suits you.

And, if you consider yourself...


I wonder

What your voice sounds like,

or more importantly- your laugh.

What you might say to me-

if… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 7, 2009 11:38AM

The Perfect Ending- Sweet Sixteen Forever- John Hughes

As an avid John Hughes' films fan, you would think it would be hard to choose just one favorite sceen, but it is not.  My all-time favorite scene is the sweet sixteen kiss at the end of "Sixteen Candles."  My oldest daughter would disagree.  Every boyfriend she has ever had was… Read full post »