at this table

  Perhaps the World Ends Here ~ Joy Harjo The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on. We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the corners. They scrape their knees…

November’s last hurrah

..and some Thanksgiving shenanigans


“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night” Taking a short blogging break to spend the holidays with my family. Until then, I wish you a very happy holiday season!  See you in 2016!

toward winter

AFTER THANKSGIVING Lord, as Rilke says, the year bears down toward winter, past the purification of the trees, the darkened brook. Only 4:45, and the sky’s sheer black clasps two clear planets and a skinny moon as we drive quietly home from the airport, the last kid gone. The time of preparation’s over, the time of harvesting the seed, the husk, the kernel, saving…

greetings and salutations

And here we are at Friday already Almost the end of October Halloween next weekend…and daylight savings means much shorter days Oy! My Ohio son is coming home for the weekend to attend a friend’s wedding talk about time passing.. you know you’re getting old when your kid’s friends start getting married! Happy weekend, everyone..enjoy every minute!