Groundhogs and Tollbooths

a few thoughts on lagging behind technology A woodchuck popped her head out of a hole on the border of my yard and watched a tractor plow the field next door. The farmer was greedy this year cutting into the narrow rough along the edge where the ground hog had been retreating for the last … Continue reading Groundhogs and Tollbooths



A distant neighbor right across the street I have a neighbor across the road whom I have never met…exactly. He moved in this past spring, alone, as I am. But he’s still working. At least I presume that what he does when he pulls his dually F 150 out the drive and down our rutted … Continue reading Cal

Solstice 2018

This week’s selection of poems celebrates the upcoming winter solstice—the light and dark, the before and after, the seasons of our lives. Losing Light when I was a child I never noticed October ceilings sliding down to black December nights but now I feel the sunsets of fall crushing the daylight down to the floor … Continue reading Solstice 2018

Turn, Turn, Turn

A visit to Tanzania challenges Peace Corps nostalgia I climbed out of my seat and crossed the aisle to get my first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I’d never been to Tanzania before, but I was as excited as when I went to Guatemala with the Peace Corps some fifty years ago. Of course, it wouldn’t … Continue reading Turn, Turn, Turn