My Favorite Books of the Decade!

Dear Reader, This isn’t the usual blog post you’re used to reading every week. I wanted to switch things up a bit for my final blog post of the year (and the decade!). Beneath this note is a list of my 40 favorite books I’ve read in the last decade! The organization of the listContinue reading “My Favorite Books of the Decade!”

Look at the Green Grass

You choose to look at the dead field instead of the green grass.Why?The cliché phrase is true, you know?The grass is greener on the other side.Someone may tell you to look at the field. The green one, not the one with no life.You won’t look at it until someone tells you.But then you look atContinue reading “Look at the Green Grass”

A Reminder to Be Respectful

I don’t have to agree with you to respect you.You don’t have to agree with me to respect me.We can come from two different backgrounds and generations,have different perspectives, beliefs, and ideas, and still, be respectful of one another.The focus is often on what is different about us,who we love, what we believe, where weContinue reading “A Reminder to Be Respectful”

Morning Crossword

The open screen door lets the cool morning air into the kitchen. Water is heating in a pot that’s on a circle plugged into the wall sitting on the counter. I open my computer and do a New York Times’ crossword puzzle as I wait for the boiling point. When I hear the circle turnContinue reading “Morning Crossword”

Trials and Tribulations

When I started my blog a year ago, I didn’t expect to be dealing with the issues I have now. Last year, I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and finishing up my degree in English. These last few months have been defined by my health, particularly my thyroid eye disease. It’s sad but true. EyesContinue reading “Trials and Tribulations”

A Poem About Nothing

Spring has arrived along with the remnants of winter.Snow one day, seventy degrees the next.You never know what you’re going to get.The grass is greener as bees flyand house cats beg to come back inside.Days are longer, thoughts are shorter.Everything looks different upon reflection.Awareness changes thoughts and perspective,for once I can look at my interactionsContinue reading “A Poem About Nothing”

Power

Poetry that flows like water so natural as though it was always meant to be.I wrote this when listeningto a poet release a poem into the universe.They were speaking with ease and graceyet the power of their words spoke high volumes to those of us who listened.Their poem held truths about lifethat allowed the soul toContinue reading “Power”

Quiet Vignettes from Yesterday

I woke up thinking the time on my phone had automatically switched forward. It had not. I spent the first hour or two of my day thinking it was a different time. Fortunately, I realized my phone’s problem when I looked at the time on my computer. Unfortunately, the medication I had meant to takeContinue reading “Quiet Vignettes from Yesterday”

Simple Observations

Two people share a connection when their eyes meet.Everyone who is watchingwonder what could be going on.Is this fate or planned?Are what we seeing an illusionor a true moment?What is authenticand what is for the cameras?People who don’t understand actingcan’t comprehend what they’re seeingas anything less than true love.Coincidences are the universetrying to tell humans theContinue reading “Simple Observations”

Progression

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As a country, on this day, we must remember the stepsthat have been taken in orderfor us to move forward.No matter how weContinue reading “Progression”