Sonnet: One step at a time Every mountain is climbedOne step at a timeEvery ladder rung mountedOne foot over the other That's what I was toldA thousand years agoYet this new year I'm stillAt the bottom of the hill So what's a man to doAt the bottom of a hillBut pick himself upDust himself off … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #114
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My Monday Metrical Musings #113
Not again!! Not again!!2022 to 3 to 4 to...How do they do it?One passing the torchTo the next in a splitRunners in a four by one hundredBlazing past meWithout warningWithout pausingOnly moving ever forwardIn ever-expanding concentric circlesAnd dragging meRight alongKickin'Screamin'"LET GO OF ME! LET!" I wanna stay behindThere are things in the old year still … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #113
November is here. Time to pause before the cheer?
Here we are. The start of November. I don't know about you but each time I think of November, I think of it as a temporary pit stop while we hurtle our way to the end of one year and the start of another. Look at it any way you like, but November isn't a … Continue reading November is here. Time to pause before the cheer?
“Boys will be boys, don’t ask why.” Really?
In the blink of an eye, my boys (and I) survived the first month of 2022. And what a month it's been! New books, uniforms, teachers and friends. Most of all, new routines and happenings. Looking back, this first month was pretty much all about these things, these adjustments. Some of them I saw coming. … Continue reading “Boys will be boys, don’t ask why.” Really?
This new year, I’m gonna lean into what scares me!
I'm probably going to regret publishing this. Oh well, as dame Doris Day once sang (yes I'm that old), "Que Sera Sera...Whatever will be will be". After all, the start of a brand new year is typically the time lots of people say lots of things right? Things that sound like resolutions. Or a promise … Continue reading This new year, I’m gonna lean into what scares me!
My Monday Metrical Musings #61
Begin Again As day makes way for night And dark recedes from lightAs winter will soon take flightA new year we should start right. 2021 put on quite a showOf at times false bravadoTil Omicron said "Hello!"And dealt us another blow. We can't help but to wonderWhat's next to make us flounderWill we be torn asunderAnd … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #61
Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!
Happy New Year! Here's hoping you're looking forward to the next 12 months of 2022. I know I am. But not for the usual reasons. Like a new birth, job, wedding or anniversary. For me, it's about...new textbooks! YES siree...I geek on textbooks! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Ever since I was a kid, I've … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!
2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.
In his book "Lonely On the Mountain", novelist Louis L'Amour had this to say: "There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." I find that to be very true, especially in this history-making year of 2020. Who doesn't want to believe the worst will well and truly … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.
My Monday Metrical Musings #8
Auld Lang...sigh? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Once more we bidA fond farewellAs this tidal year recedesAnd another swells Oh wait, not "fond"Surely not that!2020 was horridNo! Hurry, let's getOutta this year Into 2021After what we just hadDon’t we deserve some fun? A new year when maybeWe can rip off our masksOne where maybeMore can … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #8
2020 Reflections & Musings #3 of 4 – “When he plays piano in the dark…”
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "Okay so you need to isolate the energy to your finger tips and hit those piano keys with that, not with your wrist or arm power." "Isolate", he tells me. Right. But doesn't he know? When you've never given a second thought as to where your hands typically derive … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #3 of 4 – “When he plays piano in the dark…”