2019

Ric Ocasek

The Cars lead singer, guitarist, writer, icon, Ric Ocasek has passed away. I’d said a while ago that this was likely to get to be something of a regular thing at some point as time waits for no one. The Cars were on the radio constantly during my teen years. […]

Calm

I’m continuing on with the final edits of the next book, having lost about a week to errands, appointments, life stuff. I’m fighting various pains, back, hip, neck, my bones. I’m tired. Getting older ain’t for wimps. Everything, vibe-wise, feels like its being pulled tight but only so it can […]

One of the things I need…

Things I need, the thirty-six hour day. I’m also finding that I have to exert my will just about continuously over the hours I do have available to me. This is what happens, having drifted and dreamed for a while, the moment of “A-ha! I know all the things I […]

As Long As It Matters

How many poems constitutes “a lot” of poems? Sometime last year I began trying to wrangle my poems into some kind of order, all my poems. All. This was a fairly simple task up to the year 2011. In the final months of 2008, as previously stated at one time […]

Toad the Wet Sprocket

  Toad the Wet Sprocket. Music from the 1990s, classified as Alternative Rock, and Grunge. I’m listening to it again and it’s speaking to me as much as it did then, when I was in my mid-twenties, a new mom, working on my poems. I think it’s going to be […]

When Half-Gods Go

Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I’m still reading Carl Sandburg’s big book of Abraham Lincoln. I’ve no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have […]

Keep These Sacred Cows

Keep these sacred cows, for meat, for milk, for skins, for leather jackets on a Saturday night, for cowboy boots, for moccasins, for baby shoes, and bucket seats. Keep these sacred cows, these holy hamburgers to be, for mating with bulls, so we can have, the life-sustaining cows, perpetually. Not […]

End of the Summer Stuff

It is the end of the Summer. I’ve been doing end of the Summer stuff. I don’t feel like talking about writing but, I will say that I noticed, as I was working on something, that I was essentially writing the same story over and over again. I noticed this […]

Let Your Love Flow…

Music can be a powerful mood changer. I’m all for listening to something that makes you feel good, or better, makes you turn that frown upside down and keep on keeping on. (You know, if you’re feeling like being in a better mood.) TS

Civility

Civility becomes fragile when a society forgets the consequences of the alternative. Civility, is an agreement.     Edit: It could even be said that civility is an agreement with one’s self.

Forward

This isn’t what I was going to write about today. I was going to write about dreams, about thinking positive, being happy, and dreaming bigger. I’m going to save that post for another time. Perhaps tomorrow. I logged on to my computer today and the first thing I saw was […]

New Motto

I have a new motto. For some years now my motto has been, “Get up. Go on.” It is a good and fine motto. There is nothing wrong with it. I may continue to employ said motto if and as needed. Now I’ve got a new motto, “Dream bigger.” Dream […]

Inspirations

I’ve re-started a Tumblr page, and I’ve created a companion page to this page. The goal is, to keep what is good, to focus on the good things, to find ways to use the internet creating one’s own filters for content while also creating content. I couldn’t take anymore of […]