Poetry Corner: December 2019

Even as a young child I enjoyed the premise of poetry… the construction of its meter and rhyme and the many themes it could espouse. My great aunt was a schoolteacher. After she passed, her belongings went to my grandma. When my grandma passed, they became my granddad’s. When he passed, I found this book

Read More

What Is Friday?

Friday used to mean something. It was symbolic. It was the culmination of the end of a work week. All those frustrations could be let go for a couple of days. Those co-workers who annoyed you with their eccentricities could go share their eight hours (and more) with other people. Those project deadlines could be

Read More

Ungiven Gifts

The Christmas season can be a time for sharing gifts with loved ones. Even in the ultra-commercialized society we’ve built, it’s so nice when you know you’ve found a gift that will be appreciated. The smiles, and the thank-yous can make the battles in the lines or those unexpected stops all worthwhile. Sometimes, though, only

Read More

Challenges

Memes, memes, and more memes. They are everywhere. They can make you laugh, confuse you if you’re not in on the joke, raise your blood pressure, and provide inspiration among other emotions. Everyone needs inspiration ā€“ daily, if we’re being honest ā€“ but we aren’t always honest, nor do we always get the inspiration we

Read More

I Have A Song For You

ā€œI have a song for you.ā€ It’s a phrase I find myself saying constantly in my head and regularly on social media. Whether it’s a phrase I hear someone saying/posting that triggers my brain or a situation that reminds me of a lyric, I find that I think in song. Sometimes it comes out at

Read More