Some daily wisdom

Aristotle Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. Aristotle


struggling struggling major organs shutting down suffering suffering i’m not ready for this now acceptance acceptance don’t know why and don’t know how reaching reaching not ready for his final bow help me help me show me where to get some grace hold me hold me look into my tearful face gently gently tell me … Continue reading Acceptance


it happened when I was so young  unable to understand it was forever it happened when I was so young  scarring me,  as a burn on tender skin  scalding my sensibilities ripping away naïveté charring my existence black powdery residue  staining all I touched as filthy fingerprints on a delicate white lace doily washed  again  … Continue reading Charred


Everything that’s fresh and new speaks to me in springtime Celebrate love, deep and true each and every springtime Open buds and birds ‘a tweet blossoms burst, a scented treat warm embraces, soft lips meet when things are new in springtime Longer days and moonlit nights capture me in springtime Crisp mornings with sunlight bright … Continue reading Springtime

Gone but not Forgotten

Missing you. My dearest Pat: Pat, Whatever will we do without your happy, loving smile? Whenever you were asked to help, you’d go the extra mile. We depended on your calming air and practical demeanor. If not for your white hair, we’d never know you were a senior. Your care and your enthusiasm made you … Continue reading Gone but not Forgotten

Halloween: a strange and ghoulish holiday!

Halloween is only two weeks away. On this day, for those who may be unfamiliar, American parents buy their kids costumes, such as ghosts. They take them door to door in their neighborhoods, gathering all the candy their tiny teeth can handle. Older kids and adults also don costumes and attend masquerade parties. What a … Continue reading Halloween: a strange and ghoulish holiday!

Survival Mountain

It was a weeknight on a winter evening. The day had been unseasonably warm. Fantastic short-sleeve weather was always an ominous warning of a serious weather change approaching our midwestern city. Bad weather was on its way, as usual. I was working at a local restaurant. All of my regulars were there, watching sports and … Continue reading Survival Mountain

Have a Heart

Stacey was choking to death. Everyone in the auditorium was laughing, but she was choking. She couldn’t breathe. Doubled over in a desperate attempt to suck some air back into her lungs, her mind began to race. “I’m going to die here. no one knows I’m choking. I look like I’m laughing, but I’m going … Continue reading Have a Heart

Save the Bees – a poem

Bee, I see you flying, buzzing, chasing after ME Bee, you need to stop harassing MY whole family All WE ask of you is peace, just leave US to our tasks It’s much too hard to run from you AND have to wear a mask Bee, I know you’re after ME and trying to ruin … Continue reading Save the Bees – a poem