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Age and Youth in Action

  The dry leaf leaps across the white frozen surface born by a breeze like the brilliant ideas galloping in my head. But then it...

Being Nice

We Should Try It More Often.  Such a blah word, “nice”: a simple, ignorable state of being; a disposition to take little note of; belongs...

Serenity in Babyhood

Serenity in a baby occurs when she has no need to focus on her nagging innards. She is then free to perceive the outside world,...

Falling in Love

Fall is what we do with love relationships, like trip or stumble, or roll head over heels; something precarious. It felt like an accident, surely...

Getting Started Creatively

How to get started creatively in the morning, to start in on the stuff no one else cares about? You feel despicable and cannot stand...

Attitude is Everything

Attitude is everything. I recently had a mouse in the house, obviously seeking refuge from the cold. I couldn’t bear to guillotine traditional mousetrap nor...

When a newborn arrives

When a newborn arrives, a sibling’s hug can appear like a hit, even a stranglehold, but so can a hit that hides a hug. Truthfully,...