This lesson from the laundromat has several 'prongs'. For some the lesson might be in counting; for others the lesson is in accounting. My mother has been going to the laundromat for at least fifteen years and has developed a relationship with a particular row of machines. For instance, she adores machines 2 -5, but… Continue reading Lessons from the Laundromat: Counting vs. Accounting
Today Liberty cried. She cried for America; She mourned for the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of teeming shores. Today Liberty cried. She cried for refugees, She grieved for the mothers of exiles, the homeless, tempest-tossed unfree. The imprisoned children at sterile borders. Today Liberty cried. She… Continue reading The Day Liberty Cried
Most people would not view being laid out on a gurney unit hooked up to an IV as an epiphanic moment, but that is exactly what happened during my recent visit to urgent care – the sudden realization that I have crossed the line into a new, retrospective stage of life. My epiphany began when… Continue reading Urgent Care!
I am my mother’s child; Filled with thoughts and dreams Of climbing trees, galloping horses, sailing ships; Adventures of the mind, expressions of my soul. I am my mother’s child; Filled with thoughts and dreams Of windswept beaches, castles, Places in my mind. I am my mother’s child; Dressed in pink; Told not to dream… Continue reading My Mother’s Child
Sunday morning, Soft rain in the Garden; Stillness wraps the day. Birds hum mourning songs, Swooping, fluttering, feasting On seeds and nuts and fruit. Outside, coral hibiscus unfurl their blossoms, Glistening with dewdrops As soft rain and stillness wrap the day. Inside, a figure lies; Lips slightly askew, Gnarled fingers twisted in sheets. Quietly, a… Continue reading A Good Day to Die
Most of us know Aesop's fable of the Hare and the Tortoise with its underlying premise of slow and steady triumphing over undisciplined speed. But, I wonder if that is really the best lesson in today's chaotic world. Perhaps the snail's adaptability offers a better analogy for navigating life's twists and turns. For example, the… Continue reading The Tortoise and the Snail
Some of life's greatest lessons can be learned in a laundromat.