Almost Grown Up

Today the graduating seniors came back to their former elementary schools and walked the halls in their caps and gowns to the cheers of the whole school! It is an awesome new tradition that I hope keeps up. At one point a little kindergartner shyly tapped my arm, looking at them in awe. “Are they … Continue reading Almost Grown Up

Reading Respite

Halfway through Poetry Month.  Looking back, I can tell poems that were a chore... rushed to meet some self-imposed participation deadline, and the ones that easily came to me.  All in All, it is great fun to explore poetry! While that cyclone Called LIFE whirls Outside these doors, My bright little library Filled with cheerful … Continue reading Reading Respite

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

Rosebud Sheets

It is April 5, fifth day of my Poem A Day personal challenge.  I was completely uninspired until I saw this prompt - Laundry and I went straight back to my childhood summers at my grandmother's house in New Mexico.  Summers where she hung clothes to dry in the plentiful sun - there is nothing, … Continue reading Rosebud Sheets

Fierce Kitty: A Poem

Poem 2 for a Poem a day in April!     A spring rain Falls suddenly, Swiftly. Kitty and I are drenched. We seek a warm corner, I with tea And kitty Wary for danger. My fierce kitty Chases her tail. She sees it Out of the corner Of her eye. She watches. And waits. … Continue reading Fierce Kitty: A Poem

A Poem a Day, a Day too Late

I VOWED I was going to write a poem absolutely ever day in April!  I did it last year and had so much fun!  Of course yesterday slipped by and I forgot.  The upside is, I *did* remember today.... So... here you go, a Poem A Day, A Day Late.   It is the simple … Continue reading A Poem a Day, a Day too Late

Cheesy Goodness

Right now I am eating a grilled cheese sandwich.  In the morning.  At school. On Friday.  Friday is grilled cheese for breakfast day. For adults.  For kids.  For anyone who is hungry.  Kids get off the bus, grab a sandwich and eat the cheesy goodness then go out to play. Other days it is oatmeal.  … Continue reading Cheesy Goodness

That Could Have Been My Life

I watched the most adorable video of a mamma moose and her two calves playing on a lawn in Anchorage.  The grass was green, green, green and there were mature shrubs and trees.  The calves were frolicking, running in circles through a sprinkler and around and around their mamma. It is funny the things that … Continue reading That Could Have Been My Life

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