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The Future

The Future

Poetry Friday * Five Minute Friday * Celebrate this Week. As we slip from May to June, our schedules are filled with end-of-school celebrations, commencements, weddings, anniversaries, and anticipation of summer vacations — all marking stones in life that give...
Last Day of School

Last Day of School

Poetry Friday. During the next few weeks, schools will be closing for summer vacation. As a tribute to teachers everywhere, I share Mattie Stepanek’s poem– written when he was eight years old. May it bring you a few chuckles even as it has me. Not Quite...
The Lure of Lavender

The Lure of Lavender

Poetry Friday. Lavender. Oh, — — the color. — the fragrance. — the sound of the word. All summer long, I enjoy my bed lavender. I can’t walk past it without breaking off a stem and rubbing it between my palms. In the cool of early summer...

Celebrating Mothers

Five Minute Friday : Mom 00:00.00  Begin a five minute stream of consciousness on paper. Mom. How do I write in five minutes about you? You are the one who gave me life, Who showered me with unconditional love. You kissed away my boo-boos and told me the great stories...
Chatter

Chatter

Poetry Friday : May 5, 2017. On this Friday, to salute chatter that I love and silence that I crave, in memory of my childhood, in memory of my brothers, I share “Little Charlie Chipmunk”– the lines of which I can still recite. Little Charlie...

The Digester

Poetry Friday : April 28, 2017. In February, I joined a Facebook poetry-writing group created by Laura Shovan. The group writes poems to ten found words from news articles. On February 16, Ruth Lehrer culled words for #10FoundWords from “The Compost King of New...