Which, apparently, is to say I need a poetry challenge. Because I most definitely cannot get enough of these wedding llamas and alpacas.
As social media editor for Escape into Life, I’m celebrating an entire month of May flowers on EIL’s Twitter feed. Today, after reading and sharing poetry editor Kathleen Kirk’s spellbinding second installment of a multi-part essay she is writing as she listens to Lincoln in the Bardo on CD (yes, another book now on my must-read list—definitely not what I needed), I was reminded of the lilacs in her first installment – both in her own poem and her link to Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.”
May is Mental Health Month and a good time to look for new ways to revitalize ourselves. Or just be mindful to make use of the old ways. As good a time as any, is what I really mean; this shouldn’t be a once-a-year special occasion.
Still, we all get caught up in the day-to-day and forget sometimes (many times) to nurture our souls. Continue reading
Mother Nature seems angry. I am, too.
It’s Earth Day, and while today seems to be shaping up with lovely weather, I know we’re in trouble. Despite those who deny it, our planet is warming. It’s not good. Or perhaps I should say simply, it’s…
Sad. Continue reading
Happy Earth Day! I like to spend at least a part of Earth Day outdoors, biking, hiking, gardening, cleaning up trash. But I also like to spend a part of almost every day reading. As it happens, my recent reading put me in mind of Earth Day, so I wrote an Earth Day blog post for Escape Into Life.
Here’s a hint: E.B. White’s essays. They’re divine. Continue reading
I once said my dogs would never understand why I don’t want them to chase bunnies.
I might have been wrong.