Tag Archives: love

It’s life and death for them today

Fingers in brown sandy soil thinning crowded avenues of carrots.  I used to despair thinning these deep tap roots stretching down past undulating worms.  How could one decide carrot life or death?  How could one presume to kill this one … Continue reading

Posted in August 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Balance for a troubled heart–staying close to the simple, the ordinary, the real

So many of our hearts seem troubled these days.  We’re worried about politics, the state of the nation, the trials of the world, the gullies of the universe.  We’re pained about health, trapped children, money, jobs, relationships, pressures.  We’re feeling … Continue reading

Posted in July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Don’t go believing everything social media says

Please, dear readers, never let your thoughts convince you that Cousin Lindsey or Friend Derek or Acquaintance Daniella has a better life than you. Forget their sixteen pictures of babies, tropical vacations, or happy interludes. Remember that Social Media only … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

“Failed” friendships

I used to think that a failed friendship meant personal failure. A failure to maintain a long-standing relationship.  A failure of the other person.  A failure to work through disagreements or issues or perceptions. A failure of personal culpability, a … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments

Sleeping beneath the Mackinac Bridge last night

Today’s photo prompt from April Love 2018 is Simplicity. Alas, the last twenty-four hours have been anything but simple. Twenty four hours ago Barry and I were eating Easter dinner (turkey, potatoes, gravy, stuffing) and chatting casually about this and … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Ice fishing, robins, winner, Easter

  Good Easter weekend to all of you!  Our celebration consists of roasting a turkey, the frozen bird a courtesy of Barry’s boss at Christmas. The snow keeps melting, but oh-so-slowly.  Spring teases us, promises us, then withdraws her favors. … Continue reading

Posted in March 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Imagine you’re 90 years old.

Imagine, my friends, that you’re 90 years old. Look at your wrinkled hands, oh my, and wonder:  what happened to those smooth hands, those elastic fingers, the supple wrists? Look at your face in the mirror and wonder:  what happened … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments