winter

Followup to the Followup

The sun is shining. I have coffee in hand and lemon yogurt in tummy. The floor is once more covered in black dog hair, and the laundry seems endless. My office is slowly taking shape: it was pulled apart, over…
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Holiday Love

Whether you celebrate Solstice, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc etc — this is my favorite poem ever, and I think it applies equally to all paths. I’m only quoting excerpts, because it’s long. (Caps are my emphasis, not original format.)…
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End of Year Wrapup

It’s not even December yet, and I’m ready to call 2016 a wrap. How about you? This hasn’t been an entirely bad year, though it’s certainly knocked many of us on our respective keesters more than once. Let’s look at…
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Home Again: Followup to Hold On To Anything You Can

The sky is a crisp blue against the array of earth-toned leaves still hanging on to their perches. Squirrels dig, industrious, through the crackling fallen, searching out nuts, insects, whatever it is that squirrels search for at times like this….
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Getting Back Up… Again…

I am seriously going to start declaring December as a no-go for EVERYTHING in the future. Year after year, I wind up flat on my arse, incapable of doing anything but coughing and sleeping for record stretches. Year after year,…
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