Awash in a Sea of Books

Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. So said the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I always felt so sorry for that poor sailor. What a sad picture. But, I, alas, am awash in a sea, not […]

While I Wasn’t Looking

While I Wasn’t Looking

While I wasn’t looking, things changed, time passed, and books accumulated. And accumulated. Now, books lie stacked on my carpet, newly released from their box prisons and I wonder, Where do they go from here? Used to be, books, I mean actual pick-it-up-in-your-hands books, were my mainstay. Now, everything from fiction to how-to information, can […]

Respect and Remembrance

Respect and Remembrance

Respect and remembrance–two important words that sum up the history of Decoration Days at cemeteries.  The deck is wet with rain this morning, the morning is dark. A dove and a robin are trying to wake up the other birds with their songs, and I think back to yesterday and the annual observance of Decoration […]

Whippoorwill Winter?

Whippoorwill Winter?

The maple leaves are as large as a rabbit’s ears; flowers are blooming, but, you know what? We have freezing temperatures, in the upper 20s and a possibility of snow on the way. In the early spring, we have periods of reverting to cold weather, called by various lovely names. Whippoorwill winter? Blackberry winter? Someone […]

What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

What do you do to keep sane, relax, give your mind a break during this time of uncertainty? Many places we’d like to go are not open, although, hopefully, restrictions are relaxing. Money is something to be watched closely, so our breaks from reality mustn’t be expensive. But, mini-vacations are needed now more than ever.  […]

The Older I Get

  The older I get…the more I value family and friends and life and the less concerned I am about surface stuff,                         …the more I appreciate old values, old friends, old remedies to ills, physical and emotional, and spiritual.           […]

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