Wish They Stayed Babies Forever – Not! 

I hear this phrase all the time: I wish they could stay babies forever! The sentiment is clear - babies are hard to resist. To be fair, they are created that way for a purpose - so we want to take care of them while they need us to survive! Moreover, as soon as they… Continue reading Wish They Stayed Babies Forever – Not! 


Pictures for Memories or Pictures for Pictures?

Recently we went on a hike to a tiny waterfall here in the mountains. There on the rocks I saw some magical lizards - bright blue with gold, unbelievably fascinating! https://wpcomwidgets.com/render/ Google and Wikipedia tell me they are Plestiodon fasciatus or American five-lined skink . I was so taken by this wonder of nature that it was only… Continue reading Pictures for Memories or Pictures for Pictures?

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 34

What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of?Amber. Arabian Nights.Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life? http://youtu.be/NMNgbISmF4I http://youtu.be/qbvfpNIN8AU Do you play video/computer game?  Which one(s) or most recent? The only two games I ever played were Super Mario Bros and the tanks 🙂 but I was an authority in… Continue reading Share Your World – 2014 Week 34


On the Boot of Ukraine

On Ukraine, its War and Peace.


The standoff is startling
pale-faced, clean-shaven
as patient as snow
on the boot of Ukraine

Meanwhile, bones grow in babies
floors dirty themselves
muttered grumbles repeat
between broomstick and brain

Men are ranged in steep banks
as though cliffs ploughing on
to raise slow-cresting mountains
against foreign terrain

But at home, the plates sit
crusted with rice and cheese
the washing needs taking in
safely out of the rain

Whispered terrors of war
thread through emails and towns
ignite testosterone
fan a wildfire chain

But the people still pee
move their bowels most days
dead leaves, soap and hair
still encumber good drains

That momentous decision
of conflict or peace
raises all of our stakes
queries what is humane

Yet food and clean water
still need to be sought
foraged, stolen or bought
hunted, fished, caught and slain

Ambulances are readied
tanks and great submarines
great causes flush hot

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