when i am unsettled

when i am unsettled everything is in lower caps. the locusts’ song that normally brings joy grates on my last ping-y nerve shame follows me around guilt you shoulda done this you shoulda been more grateful you’re a dork. and I must ask myself What is real? What is true? today the unsettling came. weather … More when i am unsettled

The best part

Last weekend was full of live music, a sky filled with light, camping, and good company. Woah. How did I get so lucky? (good company.) First the MAHA festival where I met community builders, crocheted a quick glow-in-the-dark necklace for a stranger, cheered “louder than a bomb” slam poets, and enjoyed a few tasty pints … More The best part

Magicable

School starts tomorrow. And with it the hopes of a colossal do-over for kids everywhere. And their parents…and teachers. There is something magicable in fresh starts – especially when education, exploration, and learning are present. In our human minds where wishful thinking leads us down hidden paths and to fields of wonder, we need time and space … More Magicable

Finally rain.

We are at that time of year in bread-baking-oven Kansas when it is easy to wonder if the rain will ever come again. The dust kicks up Heat melts the pen and Burt’s Bees in the car console Windowbox blooms are crispy despite their daily drink It begins to feel a little like A Streetcar … More Finally rain.