Author: Kim of Glover Gardens

Tighten Up!

Tighten Up!

A funk song from 1968 provides a leadership lesson almost 50 years later.

Frank Harvell and Oscar Wilde Shared a Birthday

Frank Harvell and Oscar Wilde Shared a Birthday

October 16 is a special day. RIP Oscar Wilde and Dad.

Early Morning: What the Car Saw

Early Morning: What the Car Saw

Going to work in the dark.. Sometimes the urge to capture a moment strikes when I least expect it. At a red light. Waiting. Thinking. Looking, and perhaps more importantly, seeing. This was our view (the car and me) early this morning at a stop […]

For Your Sunday Listening Pleasure

For Your Sunday Listening Pleasure

Live jazz! Live streamed! Listen from anywhere in the world! New compositions!

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Stuff that needs to be said.

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

A New Love There’s a new love in our lives. A tiny little bay house on stilts in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A place where birds like this come to visit for a while, and wait around ’til you get a portrait photo. A place […]

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections on an open mind, a growth mindset and an open heart. An open heart is the hardest.

The Communal Nature of Gumbo-Making

The Communal Nature of Gumbo-Making

Making gumbo together is a bonding activity. You need chicken pickers, sausage slicers, vegetable choppers and a roux maker. Part 3 of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Series.

Violet Sunset Haiku

Violet Sunset Haiku

A beautiful Mississippi sunset deserves a haiku.

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

This haiku is for every extraordinary woman who sometimes needs affirmation.

August Evening in Aberdeen

August Evening in Aberdeen

Even the most mundane things can be magic when you love to travel, like wet streets and traffic a chilly, rainy evening in Aberdeen.

It’s My Birthday, and I’d Like to Give You a Gift

It’s My Birthday, and I’d Like to Give You a Gift

A poem by Gordon Parks speaks of curiosity, wonder, celebration of life and nature, and the awesome, simple, dead-on-target mindfulness of children.

Off-Beet!

Off-Beet!

The world already has enough conflict, strife and confusion; we don’t need beets to go around claiming that they can become pizza crust.

The Best Contagion: Laughter

The Best Contagion: Laughter

Oh how therapeutic laughter is! Can’t you feel it just looking at them? This is one of the favorite pictures I’ve ever snapped. I have no idea if it’s “any good” by photography standards, but it makes me happy every time I look at it.

Fleeting

Fleeting

A footprint, a feather and a leaf, about to be swept away. Remembering my brother in a haiku.


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