Toward An Invincible Spring

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy.

For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger –

something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus

April, in the year of our Lord 2020

The map of the world via televised reports grows ever […]

March 31st, 2020|contemplative, Essays, inspirational, philosophical|

One Writer’s Marching Orders

Last month the number of events and activities in which I participate increased. I’m not complaining, simply recounting. I set a goal for myself in 2020 — to increase my networking and presentation commitments. However, the introvert in me prefers the quiet of my writing space to the exhausting meet and greets required of all of us who wish to […]

February 29th, 2020|Essays|

Leaping Into Space

Here we go, knitting up our imperfect skein of days with the addition of an extra twenty-four hours. Leap Year conjures up the image of a mysterious space hiding in time, a special day to be unfolded like a Valentine, unwrapped like a package, cherished like a  precious flower. For this writer, February twenty-ninth presents a rare opportunity to find […]

February 1st, 2020|Essays|


It happens every year…the rehashing of the months gone by, the anticipation of the ones to come. Many of us make resolutions. Many more just keep rolling down life’s path, content to face the challenges as they come. Me…I’m a bit of a charge-ahead optimist, plotting stories and events as though each one will move me farther along on the […]

January 1st, 2020|contemplative, Essays, inspirational, motivational|

When All Good Things Must End…

The old year ends, weeping snow

tears, sweeping away all the treasure

we have hoarded, boxing up

the moments and the memories,

the triumphs and the tears, gone

like daylight into the last December

horizon. We sleep and dream

a new year into being, summoning

old traditions and older history to offer,

at this tail of winter starkness, new trails

to follow, new paths to roam, awakening

in slumbering souls a […]

November 30th, 2019|Essays|

Take A Kid To Lunch…

I’ve spent a great many hours thinking about food over the last three months. Since I bought a treadmill and cut out most carbs, I’ve dedicated myself to losing weight…just enough to make the pants fit better and the abs return to a tighter look. In the process, I’ve read articles about hunger in America. Now, statistics can be misleading, […]

October 31st, 2019|Essays|