When I was running a half marathon last month, I took to people watching to block out the pain and it caused me to question, not for the first time, what it means to be fit and healthy. On my slow descent to exhaustion, I took in the runners around me (and the many overtaking … Continue reading Fit and Healthy: are they the same thing?
What purpose does it serve To have your mind a-whir Of thoughts and words and busy things When all the world’s right here Before your eyes, under your touch, to taste, to smell, to hold Come out of your head and into the earth, let yourself be bold Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed … Continue reading Into the Now
I'm having one of those days. I'm wrung out, everything feels like too much trouble and there's a low level anger bubbling resentfully in the background. My creative muse has fled and I don't feel like I could string a rhyme together if someone paid me (they won't). Inclement weather has invaded my brain and … Continue reading Beating the Overwhelm with Turtle Steps
As anyone who has felt the stamped foot of their petulant inner child can attest, being a grown-up is more a fluid state than a definitive destination. The more unresolved issues we keep inside from our childhood (and I’m not necessarily talking ‘big’ issues, things we deem insignificant can still push those buttons, raise those … Continue reading Is there a grown up in the room?! Parenting through the transition to high school
My husband found these crumpled and torn bits of newspaper from 1979 under a floorboard today. The words that jumped out at me were ‘torture,’ ‘attack’ and ‘terrorists.’ It seems some things really don’t change, unfortunately.
So my kids have taken up roller skating, which means I have also taken up roller skating. My daughter actually showed an interest in it a few years ago. We went out and bought skates, went to the local rink a few times, she grew out of her skates not long after she fell out … Continue reading Roller Skating as a Microcosm of Life
I reached the age of thirty-three and there began to fret For all around had found their hats, I didn’t have mine yet I’d tried many on for size, but none had stood the test of time I prayed to the Gods and the Universe, send me the hat that is mine The years ticked … Continue reading The Hat That Fits
I've been looking for a platform for a while to share a very personal story. This week I have been lucky enough to feature as a contributing writer on WrongSpeak publishing, by author Adam B. Coleman. I first published a version of this story anonymously some time ago. As a beginner blogger, I was too … Continue reading Twins with Different Skins: Race, Ethnicity and Family Lineage
The caterpillar could see the future, her world looked fresh and bright Heart full to the brim with optimism, dreams within her sights Possibility thick in the air, cocooned in a world that welcomes and warms Soon to break free of the chrysalis, ready to spread her wings transformed But tomorrow arrived on waves of … Continue reading Metamorphosis
Photo by Shane on Pexels.com It is in my nature to try to look for the best in others. It's one of the reasons I became a Probation Officer. If someone cuts me up in traffic I'll reason that maybe they are on the way to the birth of their first child, or if someone … Continue reading Passing judgement or passing on judgement: when it’s time to take a closer look