In early October, Mark and I drove to New Mexico to see my mom and Granny. They are 77 & 97. Both suffer from dementia, but are completely different in temperament. Granny can suffer from nightmares all night, but say she slept fine. Her positive attitude is an inspiration. I finally got to see the […]
Brenda is hosting at Friendly Fairy Tales! Lately I’ve been playing a mind game with myself: no social media unless I’ve written a poem. (Given it’s required for my job, I may be more motivated!) Guess what? I’m writing more. (Thanks, Diane, for the Wonderopolis reminder — I’ve been getting ideas there too!) And I’m […]
I don’t know about anyone else, but each summer, even though I work year-round, I have grand (or perhaps grandiose) ideas about what I can accomplish. Something in me always yearns to read, read, read. I haven’t had summer reading assignments in ages, but at some point all of those library programs and AP English […]
Mark has been cooking sugar water soup for the “flying pigs” on a daily basis for a couple weeks. On Labor Day, we sat on the porch and a dozen hummingbirds, wings droning like WWII fighter planes, dove around him.