Think of these as small gifts for a lovely Sunday morning. without a thought the neighbor’s back yard turns green —William Higginson from which tree’s blossom it comes, I do not know this fragrance —Basho flickering in the woodpile the groundhog’s eyes —Joe Nutt by firelight listening to the silence of things we can’t see […]

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How Relationships Sometimes Change 101

What she said.  [She, being Molly McCord at Conscious Cool Chic.] Go here ->> “Spin Your Story: The Energy Ride: Human Detachment, Spiritual Love” at Kind Over Matter. [Thank you, Kelly, for sending this along.] [Post image: Bike with basket by HOLSTEBRO on stock.xchng]

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Death Visions

I realize I’m trampling on “sacred” ground here. As you may or may not know, I’m doing research for a completely different novel (than the planned Noah novel, which sadly, I’ve put on the back burner for now).  Recently, I had to read David Kessler’s Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See […]

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I Think You’ll Like These

I’ve been saving these goodies up for you…yep…just for you. How ’bout let’s start with the munchies, because, well, you know, if we don’t, we’ll get kinda cranky.  Grrr…. Cue French café music.   You have to try the Crème Brûlée French Toasts on Smitten Kitchen.  They are…mmm…hold on a minute…another bite…let’s see, what was I saying, […]

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Failure As Fertilizer for Hope

This.  From Kay Ryan’s The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. [Post image: What cows eat by nosheep on stock.xchng]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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