Little Toys Everywhere

“Toys are children’s words and play is their language.” ~ Garry L. Landreth My wife and I recently binged the show “Little Fires Everywhere,” and though I spent most every episode loathing almost every character I thoroughly enjoyed the show. But I did walk away with a few questions, one of which being: When did…

That Would Be Enough

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato Walk into my home at any moment throughout the day and there is a 98.7% chance there will be music playing somewhere in the house. Depending on the day, and on the listener, it…

How Do You Support Another While You Yourself Are Crumbling?

Back in April I was going to share some posts for National Poetry Month, but as you can see, I failed. As the world was turned upside down as we dealt with a pandemic, stay-at-home orders should have made it easy for me to find the time to write as much as I was compelled…

April = National Poetry Month

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” ~ Robert Frost Put pen to paper, Turn words to lines. Your thoughts, your feelings. It’s your moment in time. Say what you have to say. Let the words set you free. Use each poem as an outlet. Use each…

10 Things I Learned From You

“You can’t just give up on someone because the situation’s not ideal. Great relationships aren’t great because they have no problems. They’re great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work.” Wow, 10 years goes by quickly! So much changes in 10 years, yet so much…

ABCs for My Boys

“Each letter of the alphabet is a steadfast soldier in a great army of words, sentences, paragraphs, and stories. One letter falls, and the entire language falters.” ~ Vera Nazarian   One of the first things we learn as children are the ABCs. They are the foundation of our language. Individually they are just letters….

I Hear You, I’m With You

“You’re not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and raging courage.” ~ Alex Elle Cue the music. Dim the lights. Set free the lions. No we have not come to the Big Top….

Heroes, Trolls, Idolization, Condemnation

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” ~ Maya Angelou Who were your heroes growing up? Who are your heroes now? I bet for many of us the answers to these two questions are quite different. I know in my case that is definitely…