Everyday Poem #7

7.15.21 Dear NJH, Happy heavenly birthday and thank you for teaching me that the value of a Saturday night was not in who asked you out (unless Dave the trucker, the one with the CB radio, was passing by on US36) but in how you spent it with yourself lathering up with Prell and rinsing …

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Dear Reader 5.16.21

Dear Reader, No, you're not seeing things. It's catch-up time with a post-dated title. Remember, I'm a Taurus sun and Taurus moon. If I don't follow an established pattern of behavior, no matter how belated, the world will descend into chaos...lol. I thought I'd type this yesterday, as is my usual Sunday ritual at the …

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Dear Reader 5.9.21

Dear Reader, First and foremost, happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmoms, aunt moms, pet moms, and dad moms in the crowd. Here in Ohio, it's (wait for it...) rainy, cold, and cloud-covered, which may put a damper on outdoor gatherings, but if you're lucky enough to still have your mom in your life, …

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Dear Reader 3.28.21

Dear Reader, Today's note is coming to you a little earlier than usual, if you even notice. My usual Sunday morning routine of spending the morning in my local, tiny, coffee shop is being preempted by teaching this morning, and a full afternoon of errands, lesson planning, meditation class homework, and working on an essay …

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Dear Reader 3.7.21

Dear Reader, If there's anything more lovely than having the time and space to luxuriate in a sunrise in early March, I haven't found it yet. Despite having a long (and ever-growing) list of to-dos to accomplish before heading back to school tomorrow, I allowed myself to watch the orange yolk of the sun crack …

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Dear Reader 2.28.21

Dear Reader, The end of February is probably my favorite season of the year. For most of my life, I have suffered from seasonal depression, and the ongoing joke I have with friends is that if February were cut out of the calendar, every year would be great. Alas, we still have that sag of …

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Dear Reader 11.1.20

Dear Reader, Thank you for stopping by this week! It's an absolute shock to realize we have entered November, the gateway to all things festive and holiday, when it seems that we just joined spring and the longer, sunnier days. It seems COVID has a way of either compressing life to make the passage of …

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Dear Reader 9.20.20

Dear Reader, Thanks for stopping by the blog, or clicking through. If you've noticed I haven't posted since late July, it's not from a lack of want. I am actually having the opposite creative issue: I am writing too long and too deeply to post. I started this blog when I was bitten with the …

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