hearts racing amok
whole lessons forfeiting
circumventing life's hard blows
that seem to come out of the blue
dodged reality lacking graces
running against the current of now
dying to moments of full grace
when circumventing harsh blows
forfeiting whole lessons
hearts run in…
To know Kurt is to love him
though to Kim, his heart belongs
every day replete with awe
help them pick a wedding song
Now that Kurt has wedded Kim
without him, I feel all wrong
the third wheel between those two
I have none to tag along
Need to get me a hobby
Need it be…
Past generations have been exposed to the atrocities of war, famine, destruction, plagues, segregation, and more. And despite, and in spite of all that, they rose like phoenixes from the ashes.
Our present generation has been crippled before — Ebola and Y2K; oil spills, market crashes, and September 11th; earthquakes…
I used to cringe at the mention of middle age, thinking of it as a synonym for the turning point ushering in death. In that frame of mind, I tried hard to hold on to the part of me that venerated the younger me.
Did you do some cringing too?
For sure, now that we’ve experienced a couple of sunrises in the New Year, we get to reflect. Good riddance, we say to that old year, and we reach up and pull down a prayer that we never see the likes of it ever again. Amiright?
We don’t want a…
Five days in — so glad you’re here, friends.
Presently, planet earth is spinning at a rate of roughly 930 miles an hour. Simultaneously, it’s orbiting the sun at 66,486 miles an hour. And, as it orbits, it’s also rotating — once in 24 hours at unprecedented speed. The only thing though, you cannot get off. So buckle up and enjoy the year-long ride.
Make sure your attitude is in tip-top shape and discard all self-destructive devices like negativity and discouragement. We will not need those this year.
Should worry sneak in, reach for a prayer, activate your faith in your higher power, and please don’t forget to smile with the other passengers. It’s bound to be a fantastic year. Find a way to believe this.
Coffee is about to be served. Drink without fear of spillage. Happy New Year.
if they’d known ’twas you
would they’ve treated you better
would they have made room
for a traveler ’n his wife —
oh, li’l boy in a manger
Similar stories that celebrate the season.
May there be peace, love, thankfulness, and hope in your silent celebrations.
Distracted, I walked the city streets
to bask in its hustle and bustle
when a butterfly flew by to alert me
of dandy jazz dancers lined on the concrete wall
Their yellow heads fluttered rhythmically
with every step of the passersby
I gazed with glee at their dance moves —…
Where there lingers hate, disharmony, suffering, and distress
may there ensue — hope, peace, love, and thankfulness
for light arrives into your pursuits
when you invite these to dwell there too.
Kids definition of advent:
the arrival or coming of something
My friend, Pam Grout, who I told you about before, writes stories that speak to my heart. She and I share a belief in miracles; about how children are our best teachers, and a few other values. I can never get enough from her great stories.