Death Is No Stranger

Death Is No Stranger

Death is no stranger to any of us in ordinary times. With Covid still quite visible in our rearview mirror (in the US the 2020 death rate per 1000 people was the highest since 1943), our thoughts may stray to the tenuous hold we have on life. Two stories this month...
A Rhyme In Time

A Rhyme In Time

Be honest. How often do you read poetry? For a while, it seemed to me that poetry was on its way out. So I was happy when the 2020 winner of America’s Got Talent was Brandon Leake whose talent was identified as “spoken word poet.” And of course with Amanda Gorman’s...
Petals of Our Lives

Petals of Our Lives

I’m convinced there are many astounding views of life we miss seeing simply because we’re not paying enough attention. Case in point: Stop and watch this 26-second video I shot at the park last week so that the rest of this post will make sense. (But come right back...
Grouse, Grumble, and Gripe

Grouse, Grumble, and Gripe

Ordinary, run-of-the-mill griping. We’re all guilty of it. We complain about the cold temperatures of winter, yet when the first humid day of summer hits, we whine about how humidity sucks the life from us. Or at the least, turns our hair frizzy. We know our land...
Heave-Ho to Upheaval

Heave-Ho to Upheaval

This has been an unusual year in America in many ways including weather. In the mid-Atlantic states, we saw some winter days hit the low 70s, and then we endured recent spring days in the low 30s. My husband just noted that the weather channel is predicting that...