Veteran poetry

I went to a book release and poetry reading tonight at the library. I knew most of the readers. To be honest, I was there mainly for appearance ‘points.’ I don’t know that anyone else really notices, but I like to keep my face in the community here and there. The night started off with…

Shopping and (watching) Baking

I was fortunate to have the day off today. My internal clock woke me at 6 am, so I got up and went out for breakfast. I went to Breakfast Republic where I usually have their breakfast sandwich which is pretty good. I took my book and enjoyed a lovely morning. At home, I read…

Global Mourning (NPM 27 of 30)

Global Mourning another shooting another fire another politician throws thoughts & prayers upon the pyre cold’s getting colder warm’s getter warmer will the shouting become a murmur or will the rage sustain until there’s a reformer I want to keep safe the people who are erased I want to be shelter for those who fear…

Book-reading Saturday

I got a notice that a couple books I had asked for were now available at the library. I had a pretty good amount left to read in my current book, and I didn’t want to check out any new books until I was done with it. In the morning, I went to the little…

poetry at work

Because I don’t talk about work on this blog, this post may be vague, but I’ll give it a shot. Some folks in my department were tasked with creating a video to show at a big meeting at the end of this month. We came up with an idea and as part of the execution…

devastating

Last night, there was another mass shooting. FUCK! This one happened at a bar & grill in Thousand Oaks CA where they were having college country night. A former Marine walked in and started shooting. The first policeman on scene was shot and died later of his wounds at the hospital. The shooter ended up killing…

can you resist a high five?

Apparently I can’t. On my evening walk through downtown San Diego tonight, I was just going about my business. I was not smiling. In fact, the last two evenings, I’ve been, how can I say, in my head, maybe more than usual. I try to keep present, but memories swarm and thoughts of what my…

Caught off guard

Facebook has a nice feature that shows a memory from the same day any number of years ago. It’s up to each user to share it or not. Today, my mom shared a photo from 13 years ago that took me quite by surprise and caught me completely off-guard. This sweet picture is of my…

on the menu: shrimp

This morning, I took a package of shrimp out of the freezer determined to finally cook it. The package was from Blue Apron, raw, tails-on shrimp. I had thrown out the BA recipe some time ago, but as I’m trying to eat a little bit better, or at least cook a bit more, I was…