Tag: Coronavirus

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

Talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in;
How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care;
How long it’s been since yesterday and what about tomorrow?
What about our dreams and all the memories we share?

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

Combining an acknowledgement that there are way too may good reasons to be cynical right now with a reminder that the world still has great things to offer us.

A Pandemic Lament (in free verse)

A Pandemic Lament (in free verse)

Do you struggle? Do you have a lament? The footprint of the pandemic is everywhere.

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

The Glover Gardens blog is back after a hiatus, sharing the positive outcome after we decided to Get On Up.

The Living Hope of Easter

The Living Hope of Easter

Our fence posts seemed to be a set of crosses with a message: Spring is here, the tomb is empty, and resurrection, rebirth and new growth are real.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A haiku inspired by mourning doves in the early morning at Gumbo Cove … were they sentries? Signposts? They seemed like they were anxiously awaiting something. Like us.

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

A discarded coronavirus mask littering the parking lot. The song, Road to Nowhere. A haiku.

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Here in a city that has been on the leading edge of demographic change in America since the 1970s, restaurants have functioned as a kind of crossroads and social glue.

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Check out the article in Bloomberg Businessweek and prepare to feel a little better about being scatter-brained right now (or at least a little more normal…I did).

COVID-19 is Hard on Everyone: We’re Staying In, but Looking Out

COVID-19 is Hard on Everyone: We’re Staying In, but Looking Out

It’s clear that these COVID-19 hardships aren’t going away any time soon. We are all, in a way, staying in, but looking out the window toward that future where things aren’t quite so hard.

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: “Something in the Air”

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: “Something in the Air”

This original jazz composition is solemn, pensive, lush and finally, optimistic, an anthem for looking forward, beyond recovery from COVID-19 and all its repercussions.

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

What does it really look like when we get down the road? It’s up to us, isn’t it? This is no time to blink.

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

We are all armchair travelers right now during the trials of COVID-19, and today I’m thinking of an afternoon stroll, a long conversation and the birds in St. James Park.

TCM Classic Film Festival – Special Home Edition

TCM Classic Film Festival – Special Home Edition

I just had a great time in the kitchen, prepping Glover Gardens Double Trouble Burgers while watching a 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival interview of Faye Dunaway by Ben Mankiewicz of TCM.

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

In the winter of our COVID-19 discontent, spring is a reminder that resilience, empathy and love are the strongest contagions.

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A light-hearted but hopefully provocative food-snob rant during a ghastly and unpredictable pandemic.

The Easter Butterfly

The Easter Butterfly

And then, all of the sudden, it flew away, wafting on the breeze high above the cypress trees, its wings fluttering a timeless message: fear not, only believe.

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

A solo trip to a botanical garden was a tonic in troubled times and the inspiration for a poem.

April 1, 2017: A Different Place, A Different World

April 1, 2017: A Different Place, A Different World

I had a really good day on April 1, 2017. It’s hard to believe it was just 3 years ago. It seems like a really different world today as the whole human race grapples with the coronavirus.


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