Sunday, September 25, 2011


a simple yet fun etymological foray has come to my attention via the kitchen. the word? muddle. as in, "combining ingredients usually in the bottom of a mixing glass before adding the majority of liquid ingredients." i also found the additional definitions poetically humorous when written thus: "to confuse, befuddle, mismanage or bungle; to muddle's to make turbid, or jumble."

got mint?

Sunday, September 18, 2011


how is it, fluid heart
that this mirror reflects
water you could walk on?
ripples like mercury beads
run headlong, soon settle
until nothing can hinder
or disturb this cloudline beneath,
peace above; for all that
slices through is love
and this boat. current
beyond heron wings, wildness
at rest.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

what did you like about today?

this is such a great question, it bears repeating. it's become a rhythm in my friend's family and now between us as well: what did you like about today? it's a fun and easy way to share meaningful moments which in turn inspires gratitude...and leads to more meaningful moments (a win-win, i would say!) it's now september and i'd have to say that what i liked about today was that my first garden sunflower is blooming. that and, when i came up the stairs and got my mail, a used book i ordered had arrived. so, what did you like about today?