Category: Author, Pondering

Through our looking glasses

Amazing, the human brain. Our eyes might be reading words but our minds conjure vivid pictures. Here’s to the books that pull us away from reality, plunk us into worlds and places we’ve never been, introduce us to people we’ve never met, and allow…

The Writers block

You know how, when you finish that memoir, novel, book of poetry, and all of a sudden, your realize it’s done? Over? Maybe your writing is in the hands of an editor. Maybe your work is already published (Hooray!). But now? Perhaps you’re all-too…

Not Complainin’, just sayin’ (and askin’)

If you find that you are thumbin’ but there’s no place you can go ’cause the trains, they won’t be comin’ and the cars, they’ve all been stowed Just ponder momentarily where it is you’d like to be The perfect place that you’d embrace…

My Unexpected, Wonderful Encounter with the Real Mr. Rogers

Last night, Thanksgiving evening, I relaxed on the couch with my turkey sandwich and watched the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” Especially in this political climate, the perfect way to end the day of gratitude. And so, with the new release of “It’s…

The Gift of Connection

He was alone, crying in his hospital crib. Carefully manipulating the foreign attachments to his body – one feeding tube and a blood pressure line attached to his ankle, the IV taped and secured to his right arm, I picked him up. I sat…

What Do You Think About When You Think About Nothing?

She says: “Erase all thoughts from your mind.” “Melt into the floor and think of nothing.” I don’t know about you but I find it extremely hard to think about nothing. The lights are out now. I guess that’s supposed to help. I’m laying…

Stone Decisions

  Find the stones of memories along the creek’s sloped reed Stack them in a Babel tower for communication’s need? Or place them in protected pouch away from murky pond And carry them with lightness, grace, and lovingly beyond.     photo credit and…

THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN HAS HANDRAILS!

I’m glad. Who knows? I might need them when the time comes. I also happened to notice a lot of cigarette butts on the steps. Guess some folks listening to Led Zeppelin wanted a last smoke before entering through the pearly gates. As you…

Does the Internet promote depression?

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”  ― Blaise Pascal, Pensées   I learned of this quote years back during a yoga class. It’s stuck with me and I wanted to share it. That’s how I came upon…

I’ve been diagnosed with an “ism”!

Yes, I have. But before I tell you what I “have,” I want to share something with you. A while back, a friend mentioned how it isn’t helpful to say negative things about our “conditions.”  You know, like, “My left shoulder sucks,” “I have…