Where did the Time Go? Time for Review & Introspection…

By on 9-01-2015

Where Did the Time Go? I can’t remember a summer that has flown by as quickly as this one has. In just a few weeks the fall equinox will be upon us, and will be watching the season change. August has been spectacular here in northern Arizona. We are in our monsoonal flow, so we have had showers that make the dry earth and all of the plants happy. It usually rains in the...

Independence and Freedom!

By on 8-01-2015

Independence and Freedom WOW! Where did July go? This month has been a whirlwind of summer activities that went by so fast! The month and my monthly blog post almost got past me. I’ll try to get it done on July 31, before midnight and get it in just under the wire… not so sure I will make the deadline! All the Fireworks and Musings I am sure that I am not the only...

June and Its Full Strawberry Moon

By on 6-30-2015

June and Its Full Strawberry Moon It’s the end of June, and oh, how this month has flown. I do love this time of year so very much! Being an educator for many years, I have always loved the time off in the summers that is heralded with the coming of June. Of course, my summer time gets eaten up with taking classes to maintain my teaching certificate and working extra jobs to support myself over...

It Was an Accident

By on 5-24-2015

So, the other day I got asked, again, “Why did you write Love and Other Disappointments?” I gave my usual response, “It was an accident.” That answer always elicits a look of surprise followed by more questions. The truth of the matter is that I am just as surprised as the folks who ask the question.  I had no intentions of writing a book, and certainly not an illustrated book of poetry, yet it exists....

In Like a Lion and Still Roaring

By on 4-26-2015

Roars and Whimpers It’s April 25th. The month came in like a lion and is still roaring… lots of wind. I swept snow off of my windshield two Friday’s ago, and we are expecting a snow storm tonight into tomorrow… crazy spring weather in Flagstaff.  It roars and sometimes whimpers.  I was thinking about other things that roar and whimper.  The roars category is one that my friend and hair dresser, Julie, falls into...

Blarney, Longing, Melancholy and Madness

By on 3-17-2015

The Irish are known for all kinds of amazing things – the gift of blarney, their beautiful Irish Blessings, being deft with a turn of phrase, Irish Step Dance, Guinness, Bono and U2, just to mention a few. The Irish are also known to favor drinking, and to be touched with longing, melancholy and a bit of the madness… gotta take the bad with the good. So Much Blarney, or Is It? My father...

Poetry for Bacon Lovers

By on 3-15-2015

In addition to answering questions I get from readers, one of the things I will do each month in my blog post is share a poem. Sometimes it will be one from Love and Other Disappointments, sometimes it will be an original piece that has never been seen by the public. Below is the first of such postings.  As I said before, my publisher is not editing my blog, so I have decided to...