so much to say

so much to say. or so i thought. lately i’ve been listening more and more to the people closest and furthest away to the clatter of hoofbeats the yapping heads the wailing of desert orphans the guns of war sweet sounds of new babies as they pass through the office in their mum and dads’ … More so much to say

the shiny people

It is dreary outside today so the people who shine from within stand out. Like the stranger who waved as he turned in front of the Sweet Vibe while I ran an errand. We don’t know one another, but his kindness activated a bit of light in a day where overcast would be a step … More the shiny people

in the quiet.

I lost my voice. And I kind of love it. Not so much the endless cups of tea and not being able to run (the wheezing…), but losing my voice has helped me find a few important things like solitude, more attentive listening, greater thoughtfulness when I do attempt speech and the best maniacally-sounding laugh … More in the quiet.

What remains

Autumn has begun its final approach to the Flint Hills. Cooler weather signals relief from the scorching summer sun and wilting humidity. A change is in the wind. It also means soon the grass will be veiled in its wintry brown and flowers will have faded with the splash park days. Football-weather breezes and pumpkin lattes arrive as … More What remains

Waiting

I am waiting on word of a test; someone I love is wondering. I am waiting to hear from a friend who is on another adventure – one both bitter and sweet. We are waiting for the swelter-fest of summer to break and early fall to supplant the 100+ degrees from the Flint Hills. Some … More Waiting

Wonder

Sometimes in our frenetic comings and goings, we catch glimpse of a sky that drops our plans and causes us to give chase. We want one good glimpse. A long look into a spanning palette. We need one last shot. A moment to savor the uncluttered sky. No power lines, fast food signs, and billboards in our … More Wonder