Category: Words

Haiku: Parenting

Haiku: Parenting

A haiku about a hunting hawk.

People are Amazing and Wonderful and Wise

People are Amazing and Wonderful and Wise

Wisdom from blog followers about aging and living in the #past or the #moment.

A Day in the Life of an Octogenarian

A Day in the Life of an Octogenarian

I’m getting more and more interested in the balance – or trade-offs – between wisdom, aging and the desire and ability to embrace new concepts and experiences.   I launched a poll in a recent post to find out what you think about whether or […]

Haiku: After the Rain

Haiku: After the Rain

Nature’s resilience inspires me to write haiku.

Haiku: Lightning Storm

Haiku: Lightning Storm

In the night I see Flashing skies through sleep-closed eyes Tempest in my dreams We are hoping for no more drama with our trees or storm damage after the floods and windstorms in April (see below).  Golly, that was scary!  Click for more pics.

What’s UP with the Smartphone Use at the Table?

What’s UP with the Smartphone Use at the Table?

Everyone in the restaurant was focused on their phone rather than their companions. What’s up with that? Doesn’t anyone believe in fellowship over a meal any more?

My Blog’s 1-Year Anniversary: What I’ve Learned

My Blog’s 1-Year Anniversary: What I’ve Learned

I’ve learned in my first year of blogging that people blog to share what they know, express what they feel, and connect with others. They are simply a channel for all types of writing and communications and run the gamut of human expression.

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

The rainy rose remained beautiful as the weather turned gorgeous, as weather in Southeast Texas is wont to do. So of course – another pic, another quick haiku.

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku for a gorgeous December rose that brightens a gloomy day.

Now You Know: a Poem for My Brother

Now You Know: a Poem for My Brother

Today would have been my brother’s 49th birthday.

This is a quiet little poem for him.

Celebrating Ruth’s 95 Years

Celebrating Ruth’s 95 Years

There was a large gathering for my grandmother’s 90th birthday five years ago, and I wrote a poem at that time to celebrate her life. A smaller group of us joined her this year for her 95th, and we read the poem once again. Here […]

Autumn Leaves: Haiku for Autumn

Autumn Leaves: Haiku for Autumn

Three haiku that celebrate autumn, along with the lyrics and a recording of the lovely old standard “Autumn Leaves”.

News on the Plane

News on the Plane

Plane rides bring with them the time to enjoy an old-fashioned way to read the news: daily newspapers.

A Hurricane Rita Story:  No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

Ten years since the mass evacuation from Hurricane Rita – the memories remain.

More Haiku: What Went on in Vegas

More Haiku: What Went on in Vegas

Las Vegas is a city you can’t quite love but can’t quite hate. It pushes tacky so far that it almost becomes charming. We spent a hot 3 July days there fulfilling a long-time birthday wish of a deserving octogenarian, and I was haiku-inspired. 1 […]

One or Two or More Haiku

One or Two or More Haiku

Did you know that the plural of haiku is…haiku? Here’s a haiku hack about that.

A Hurricane Rita Story:  No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

Ten years after Hurricane Rita, a remembrance of the mass evacuation from Southeast Texas and how it became an adventure.

Haiku to Welcome Spring: Nature’s Aria

Haiku to Welcome Spring: Nature’s Aria

I love to write haiku!  Creating these short poems helps me to relax, to process events and feelings, and even to be more patient when waiting in long lines.  The “be more patient” haikus usually have themes related to why I’m waiting…I’ll share some of […]


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