Category: current events

Eerily empty

The city is eerily empty this morning The delivery guys peddling away The sky is overcast The white garbage bags laid out on the curb Just days before there was hope The sun beamed a new day But then the sun set Up we rose to a fearful […]

A blank canvas

Pretend someone gave you a blank canvas today. A blank sheet. Blank blackboard. What do you put on it? When faced with blankness there’s possibilities and there’s weariness. There’s hope. There’s fear. There’s readiness. There’s reticence. Today, take a blank canvas. Picture it. Grab one. Put something on […]

Becoming unstuck

A few days ago I noted my end-of-the-year tradition of selecting a word for the coming year. The word is meant to motivate or frame what is to come. I really enjoyed the year in which I selected the word “joy”. I continously reminded myself on varying situations […]

Becoming hardier

I love the heat. I could be completely comfortable in 84 degree weather. Even inside an apartment. Years ago when I went to Germany for Christmas I felt like I was going to die of frostbite even though I was throughly wrapped up in very warm, all-covering clothing. […]