About a bubble…

Walking home from the local purveyor of alcoholic delicacies yesterday, I met a bubble. I stepped aside to let it pass and the ping-pong ball sized orb nodded courteously. Entranced, I watched it dance around a pear tree heavy with white blossoms as if paying homage to its creator, before continuing on its way up …

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Strength in Numbers. Please Join In…

Yesterday I cried, fussed about stuff, and screamed a bit - silently, of course, so as to not terrify souls within earshot who might also be crying or fussing about stuff. I thought about giving up. It's all just too much. And then, a voice, familiar and sure, spoke up. "It's gonna be okay." I …

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When you’re down and troubled…

Gosh, it’s hard to know what’s what these days and I find it really depressing. I mean, we’ve been at this society-survival-evolving thing for about 200,000 years, give or take. After so many millennia, wouldn’t you think we’d have figured out that war, hatred, poverty, and division don’t work well in any way? You’d think …

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Supporting an Unknown. Easier Said Than Done, it Seems.

Grinding an axe is what’s done so the blade cuts smoothly through the wood you’re planning to split for that evening fire. That’s literal. I’m sharpening my blade figuratively today to clear some debris that’s in my way. I’ve been a vegetarian for over fifty years. I boast that I did not raise my daughters …

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Could I Talk At You For A Minute? Thanks.

Just a quick word, here. Didn't plan to post. Must keep on editing. (Yes, I am STILL (endlessly) applying rewrites to my lovely (BEST EVER) book and need to crack on with it!). But, I wanted to talk to you for a sec.  Yesterday, a little somethin’ – somethin’ happened that threw me (and quite …

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Sunshine, Depression, and Other Fun Stuff…

The sun got up way before I did this morning. Although my eyes are covered by one of those masks, my body usually reacts to the light. Not today. When I finally pull open the curtains it is closing in on 11 AM. Everything outside is shiny so my room becomes shiny, too. I feel …

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Moving Back to Forward…

Many thoughts have been jangling around in my mind recently, triggered no doubt by moving, an exercise that is proving challenging, tiring, discouraging, and a proper pain in the arse. The angst is due largely to the fact that I can’t see this as a forward kind of move even though I know moving is …

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Escaping Into A Beautiful World…

Do you ever want to escape, I mean really get away from it all? I sure do. It's not an uncommon thing to want. We all tire of the humdrum in our day-to-day and long for a change. That’s what vacations are for. But what of the bigger stuff, the messy world around us? Where …

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