Today's Poem Today Photo by Javardh on Unsplash. Gut Check The niggle I feel Genuine, deep in my core I’ll listen to that
Today's Poem Today Photo by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash. Rest The breeze cajoles me -- Let yourself be, just be here With a grateful heart
Today's Poem Today Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash. Day 71 Always life unfolds As it will forevermore I’m done counting days
Poems During a Pandemic Poems During a Pandemic is a limited companion series to Today’s Poems Today. Here you will find the poems I have written since April 1 (day 16 of my sheltering in place). Each evening I’ll post a previously unshared poem working backward in time, one-poem-a-day, until we get back to April … Continue reading Day 26
When I’m in It
Woman and dog; English studio portrait, c. 1900. Photo copyright Mary E. Thurston, Argus Communications, Allen , TX. It’s hard to see my way out when I’m in it Long, impossible weeks stretch ahead, fatigue, disinterest -- in anything; even my favorite foods don’t appeal I know -- because I know -- that there is … Continue reading When I’m in It
Waiting or Anticipating?
Perhaps the timing is not so coincidental, Advent being almost over at this point, but it occurs to me today that I am not good at waiting. When I wait I tend to “piddle around,” “kill time,” and occupy myself with mindlessness like cruising social media or wandering through a department store. I’m not waiting, … Continue reading Waiting or Anticipating?
Monk Manual: A System for Being + Doing
Too Good Not to Share* image from monkmanual.com For the next several weeks TGNtS will take a turn toward holiday gift-giving ideas, and we’ll start today with Monk Manual. This is a new discovery for me in just the last six weeks or so, and it’s been the rare healthy habit that I’m actually following … Continue reading Monk Manual: A System for Being + Doing
Creating Creative Space
Ahhh...space in which to create. Photo by Susan Fischbach Isaacs The home office I’ve maintained in my recent years as a student had slowly become over-taken by piles of paper waiting for the shredder, over-filled files of class notes I’ll never look at again, and within the last year, a tall stack of storage totes … Continue reading Creating Creative Space
Morning at Sea
Written on the North Pacific Ocean, somewhere along Vancouver Island, July 14, 2019.