Category Archives: Poetry

Gratitude Sunday: First Empty Nest Mother’s Day

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” Eleanor Roosevelt Sunday Haiku Breeze carries … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Shopping And Taxes

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “In theory, taxes should be like shopping. What I buy is government services. What I pay are my taxes.” P. J. O’Rourke Sunday Haiku Bluebells shaded by brown barked tree leaning against rickety … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Another One Done

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people’s daily lives with a sense of achievement.” B. F. Skinner … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Heart Of Glass

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.” Janeane Garofalo Sunday Haiku Stop. Just sit. Breathe fresh air, feel the sun, … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Uncertainty When Exiled For The Sake Of The Realm

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.” Paul Cezanne Sunday Haiku Jokester sun: not warm; bright, but chilling, clearly smudged; fuzzy non-comfort. Sunday Musings I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Gettin’ By; or, Hold-Your-Breath Economics

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.” Rosalynn Carter Sunday Haiku Stormy, black cloud, rain, brief glimpses of sun, shining, nature reflects me. Sunday Musings Now who lives in … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Be A Tree; Stay Home

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” Bruce Lee Sunday Haiku Straight arrow, pointing toward sky; wind bent clinging to … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Victory Garden 2020

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “My grandmother had a courtyard of animals, like goats and chickens. She made ricotta cheese, cooked with potatoes warm from the garden, grew everything from beans to wheat. It was simple, seasonal food, … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Cutting Out The Thorns

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “…I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic – I use this metaphor a … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Enough

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week “Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” Ambrose Bierce Sunday Haiku Dawn song: who-who as moon descends, then tweet, twitter coo-coo, … Continue reading

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