The Circle Game….

Here is getting a poem in *just* under the wire. There is this cycle, This carnival, This wheel In life - In families - In careers - In home and hearth - And you never *Really* Know where you are, On that Merry-go-round Brilliant and shining, You never know. Not until you -Look Back - … Continue reading The Circle Game….

World Cup

Today.  At 5:00 pm California time, the US Women's soccer team will have a friendly match against Belgium.  You are probably thinking, yeah.  What's the big deal?  Well the big deal is, that at half-time the '99 Women's team that won the World Cup will be honored.  How cool is that?  Nearly every player from … Continue reading World Cup

Music Makes Me…

Like so much of my writing, this blog will begin with: "I read this post on Facebook." It was from the New York Times and it asked.... "5 minutes that will make you love classical music."  The gist was, what five minute section of a classical song would you play for someone to make them … Continue reading Music Makes Me…

Worse Than Karaoke

Last night I did the scariest thing in the world.  I told a story at a "Story Slam!"  It was really full and the lights were really bright and my legs were shaking really bad.  It was  really crazy! The theme was, "Where there is smoke there is fire."  I didn't even know the theme … Continue reading Worse Than Karaoke

Teacups, A Poem

Home sick today, with an extremely bad cold,  I have been drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea  (and water, yes I know it is good for me!). With Kleenex in hand, and in my pajamas,  I immersed myself in writing and I came across one of the *very first* blog posts I wrote called … Continue reading Teacups, A Poem

For a Good Nights Sleep

The official countdown is on. In one week we will be sleeping in our new home.  It is exciting and frightening at the same time.  I have not slept the last three nights, thoughts such as "Should we plaster and touch up all the nail holes?" To "Did I make arrangements for the dog during … Continue reading For a Good Nights Sleep

For My Sister

It is strange how grief will sneak in and get you.  Someone sent me a picture of the four  us when we little, little kids. Playing and jovial. Big smiles and happy faces. And there she was, and I just was stunned by her memory.  Memories burbled quickly to the surface. She has been gone … Continue reading For My Sister

Birthday Gifts

It's my birthday!  Last night as I drifted off to sleep I tried to remember birthdays from my past.  From when I was a kid and others.  And it was hard. When I was kid, birthdays were simply not a big deal.  Yes.  There was cake, my Mother always baked a cake, but there was … Continue reading Birthday Gifts

Good Will Stories

Story Number One: Hot Rollers I got rid of my hot hair rollers.  The ones that made beautiful bouncy Farrah Fawcett style curls.  The ones I used in the seventies... Then later in the eighties for "big hair."  Even early in my teaching career I used them. So I took these hot rollers to Good … Continue reading Good Will Stories

Highway

The prompt is "Highway" and my thought went S T R A I G H T to this song.  1979.  I am a senior in high school.  My best friends older brother works at a music store.  He has his cassette tapes in a locked case.  We pick the lock and rock out to AC/DC's … Continue reading Highway