Monday, October 28, 2013

Day After the Flour and Sugar Banquet

Rewriting the Story

...Turning over a new leaf- spinach, kale, cabbage, mustard greens...

...And rah! rah! raw vegetables...

...And they slayed that nasty old Sugar Dragon, and lived happily ever after.  

Monday, October 14, 2013


The "Charlie-Brown -Music" recital  was held in a   living room in Washington state.
 The audience listened from the other end of the phone some 1500 miles away.   
Eyes wide,  my husband and I,  envisioned Linus in the pumpkin patch, and our granddaughter at her piano bench.   
Oh, the joy of her music and accomplishment!  Like fresh air coming through a window.  No thought of musicology, just upbeat positive; the  running, jumping  and skipping of her fingers across the keyboard.   Youth:  being, believing, growing.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Good Wood

Wood is good.
Burning it to heat the house.
Cutting it in pristine silent  woods, not ours,
(but permission granted.)

Today, Shaggy Mane mushrooms poke out
at the edge of the trees
in long grass and decaying leaves.
Perfectly natural to pick them.
There appear to be no naturalists here.
We saute them in butter.

Robert Frost would understand why it's all good.   Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening:
"Who's woods are these..."


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Are You Waiting For?

What are you waiting for?
As kids at school, we stood  in line   in the cafeteria for: lunch,  the polio vaccine on a sugar cube,  Halloween parties, and  spelling bees.  
These days, waiting in line is seen most everywhere- outside the doors of  Box Stores (sometimes in tents),   at check out counters,  concerts and movies,  football games and near tailgates.
Waiting turned into social hour-hours.   

Friends you hear from at Christmas or afterwards

Don't you hate it when long ago,  far away friends email you when  your annual Christmas greeting card doesn't show. You want to...