August Break #3 (handwriting) and #4 (sweetness)

Handwriting The photo I posted on Instagram was of a postcard that Avi, my grandfather (Mom’s dad) sent to me and Sandy in 1976. He had very elegant handwriting. He dotted his i’s with open circles. My mother is constantly befuddled by how small my handwriting is. It is small, and, admittedly, hard to read….

National Poetry Month – Day 22

Tonight, an as-yet-untitled bit of something new. It’s not done, but here’s what I have so far. my watch band broke in my sleepwhen I woke up, time mattered lessmy newly unfettered wristfelt feathery and free I stopped tracking certain number of steps every hourdidn’t plan my day the samedidn’t plan it at all it was…

May your quarantine life be fine

Hi there – just a quick little mid-month check-in. To kick off the month, I drove to Anaheim for another drug test. No physical for this one, and the drug test was quick. The lab was nice. I liked that I could check in from the car. They texted me when they were ready to…

April recap

Whew! I did 30/30 y’all! And I even did it in the allotted timeframe! I don’t know that that’s happened in quite a long time. Of course, by posting only poems mostly, you missed out on the other stuff I did, though, honestly, sometimes the poems were or described what I did. But here’s how…

December reflections #1 – Through a window

It’s me. I follow this woman named Susannah Conway on Instagram and subscribe to her email newsletter. I’m not sure how I found her (through my sister?) but at the end of every year, she puts out a free workbook called Unravel Your Year that you can fill out to reflect on the year that’s…

Day 24 – Las Vegas to SoCal (aka home)

Sandy & I woke up around 7:30 am and putzed around a bit before getting ourselves sort of together, then we headed down to Starbucks around 9:30 am for some breakfast. I don’t think I mentioned this before but the Rio is currently hosting the World Series of Poker so the place is full of…

Day 17 – Laramie to Salt Lake City

I let myself have an easy morning and went back into town to have breakfast and coffee from the Coal Creek Coffee Co. in Laramie. It was lovely. I got on the road just after 8 am, and made my way further west. It was cool to the see the back of the Wasatch to…

Day 16 – Des Moines to Laramie

I got on the road around 7:15 am and got back to the West Wing Weekly. I dig that podcast. The drive was western Iowa, then the full width of Nebraska, and into Wyoming. There was some weather but nothing major. What I found truly fascinating was the sky. It was beautiful. I couldn’t help…