New Mexico Nights

Yet ANOTHER poem in the stash I came across! Photo by Roberto Nickson on Pexels.com New Mexico Nights Summer nights Hot under a Bright New Mexico moon. Adults laugh Sip Cherry Wine Homemade Under the tree. Neighborhood roaming Toad catching Tree climbing Cousins. Those New Mexico Cousins Rough and tumble T-shirts. Farmers tans Friendly Fun.

A Single Moment

Another of the poems I found recently! A Single Moment Gauzy, dreamy heat The sun high Shimmers And Pale She takes one look Over her shoulder Takes his hand And leaves us Behind.

Because of Lives

I stumbled across some old journals I kept while I was working. They took me right back to a time. A place. A state of mind. Because of lives Today I taped the windows Removed all Line Of Sight Items. A protective measure - In a climate of fear In a culture of guns It … Continue reading Because of Lives

How We Remember: Camping

Photo by Jens Mahnke on Pexels.com I have been retired 26 days. I am a teacher, so when people ask me how I like retirement, I always say, "Ask again in September, then it will be real." So like most summers, I have relaxed a little, slept in a little, played in my garden a … Continue reading How We Remember: Camping

It’s Been Fun!

Throwing this out there! Recess Duty in the Rain Every year our Union holds a retirement dinner for those teachers who have come to the end of their career. !We dress up. Bands play. Honors are given. Occasionally people are good naturedly roasted. It is ONE BIG PARTY that I look forward to every year. … Continue reading It’s Been Fun!

Covid – 19: A Journal

Part One: The beginning A Quilt Guild comment of, "You mean, IF you go to Europe," in reference to Covid and my upcoming trip to Paris and Portugal was the first inkling of how life changing this thing was going to be. I laughed, a joke I thought. By mid February we had nailed down … Continue reading Covid – 19: A Journal

Goose Chase

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Like all families, we have had some inconveniences and disappointments due to Covid, however, unlike over 350,000 thousand American families, we have not experienced the unimaginable heartbreak that a death due to the Coronavirus brings.  I know the isolation has been devastating to those who are social, to kids, … Continue reading Goose Chase

The Library is Closed

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com Two weeks before school started, two weeks before the School Board mandated "Open as usual. 100% capacity. Full time," I was told that in an effort to keep class sizes down, I was being moved out of the library and into a middle school teaching block and that the … Continue reading The Library is Closed

Coffee Culture

Photo by Chevanon Photography on Pexels.com As I sit here this rainy morning, drinking my coffee, like I always do, I am contemplating how so many of our family rituals have coffee at the center. Every night, Scott cleans the carafe, grinds the beans and sets the timer. Every night. In the morning, the dog … Continue reading Coffee Culture

Don’t Let The Rain Stop You.

I live in Ketchikan, Alaska where we get 150 inches of rain per year on average. Really. Google it. When I saw the Saturday Six Word Story prompt was "Rain," I knew I had the perfect story-telling picture in my phone. Recesses are rainy here, and the kids don't let that stop them.