~~ A bleak cold winter’s gray weighted sky, No crunch of leaves reduced underfoot, Imagining the whats, wheres, and whys, Brilliance muted, sodden, élan dies, Contemplating the variant route. ~~ I detest this season; is that wrong? In six months I’ll search then to compare: Cerulean sky, June days prolonged, Two yellow birds in a … Continue reading The Next Road Taken
Be careful what you wish for. It’s no secret that the holiday season intensifies anxiety and depression for people prone to either. Both are felt profoundly in a normal year but add the forced isolation of a pandemic, and resultant financial difficulties, the number of people suffering increases. Everyone I know is depressed, in varying … Continue reading A Long Cold Lonely Winter
Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi, my hero for 2019, is just getting warmed up.
My table is never put to use Payback I guess, there will be no truce No Holiday schedule rotation “Why’d I lose my turn to host the fun?” ~ My extended family voiced their fears: “You’ve been left now out for many years, Your prior hosting spawned misgivings You butchered the joy of Thanksgiving ~ … Continue reading A Very Vegan Thanksgiving
Labor Day has become a bit muddled like most holidays. It’s a school day off, a day without mail service, and a great day to buy furniture—sale-sale-sale! Drinking beer and grilling mark the weekend as an unofficial end of summer partay. But what exactly does Labor Day commemorate? Labor Day was first celebrated in the … Continue reading Things I Think About on Labor Day
I never intended to have three dogs. I adopted my newest addition two years ago when I thought Phoebe was dying. I googled her symptoms and diagnosed her with cancer, but it turned out she has a thyroid problem, and I have three dogs. I surrendered my google veterinary medicine certificate. Below is a picture … Continue reading Old Dogs