I feed my body every day, Often feeding too much to it. But, I've learned the hard way That I must also feed my spirit. Silence or just being very still, Listening to some sweet music, Whatever will quiet my tired soul Is what I use to feed my spirit. But most of all, I... Continue Reading →
It's difficult and painful to realize that you have been wearing a mask for a long time, not really being as authentic as you should have been. It does not matter if the mask was worn unintentionally; what matters is finding the courage to admit that you need to change and to be real in... Continue Reading →
I continue to work and produce. Don't have time for a rocking chair. I'm at that liminal stage of aging, Still up for a challenge or a dare. My hair is gray, and things Hurt that I didn't know that I had. I don't move as fast as I use to, But, overall, things aren't... Continue Reading →
“Never burn a bridge you could push them off later.” That was the ironic advice Janet received from her mother, who was the consummate bridge burner. Mother didn't know how to solve problem with others in ways that allowed her relationships with them to go unharmed. Janet remembered vividly the day when Mother, lamenting her birthday... Continue Reading →
Making meatballs together in Italy! Sweet marriage: the beauty in compromising! Written for the Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt from My Random Ramblings. The prompt today is Beauty.
Photo from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie It took many long hours on three planes, And I am so glad to finally arrive. Looking at my temporary abode, It seems a place in which I can survive. Flying leaves butterflies in my belly, But it's worth it to see the world. To experience new cultures and peoples, And... Continue Reading →
It is official: I am a professor again! I will start on January 5, 2020 teaching once again. I had some reservations about returning to teaching, mostly because it's been two years since I last was in front of a classroom of students. Do I still have the passion to teach? Will the students think... Continue Reading →
Darkness at your house. No treats for the kiddies. Toilet-papered trees! Written for Heeding haiku with Chevrefeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie. The prompt is Halloween.
Boasting gets old fast. Vaporing on your greatness. Makes me want to howl! Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. The prompts for November 4, 2019 are howl and vapor.
Peace like a river. Learning to let go and wait. The battle is God's. Written for the OctPoWriMo Challenge of 2019 of 31 poems in 31 days. The prompt today is Peace. I enjoyed the challenge and being able to complete it.