Series of Haiku

A murder of crows. Thieves, scallywags, messengers. Sit watching from trees.     A humming bird charm Float free of time bearing hopes, Love, joy, jubilee     A shrewdness of apes Marching through a misty town ...

House Hunting and Stuff Going On

I am so aggravated. The house hunting is not going well. My boyfriend and I are not getting the house that we were looking at buying for reasons that I won't state here. Let's just say that the seller was being very difficult. Now we are stuck in...

Unseen Reality

How would the world look if you could not hear or see. You would have to depend on your senses of smell and touch. I've heard that the other senses are heightened if you lose one or more of the other senses. How would it be to have the ability to get...

What Makes Humans Human?

There are a lot of characteristics that can go into making a humans human in my opinion, both physical and non-physical. I was recently thinking about what these characteristics might be. Therefore, I decided to compile this list characteristics that...

The "X" in "Xmas"

This article explains that the "X" in "Xmas" actually has a fascinating history even though the word XMas is commonly associated with trends towards materialism in advertisements.   http://blog.dictionary.com/xmas-christogram/   It was...

Spatchcocking the Turkey

I bet a lot of people out there are wondering how they would like their turkey to be prepared for this Thanksgiving. In this NPR story, "A Second Helping of Turkey Tips From Alton Brown", the chef recommends spatchcocking the turkey. The article...

One Star Among Many

Have you ever had the experience of being frequently reminded that you are not the only one even though you have never complained, have always done your best to help, and tried to be the best person you could? After experiencing that for so long,...

Dreamfasting From "The Dark Crystal"

Dream-fasting is a concept from a fantasy movie called "The Dark Crystal" where memories are communicated in a kind of telepathic juxtaposition or partial superimposition of several shots to form a single image. I sounds like a visual and psychic way...

A Kind of Lying

Poetry Is A Kind Of Lying Poetry is a kind of lying, necessarily. To profit the poet or beauty. But also in that truth may be told only so. Those who, admirably, refuse to falsify (as those who will not risk pretensions) are excluded from...

Are You Manipulative?

I remember when I was a kid, someone suddenly asked me one day if I was manipulative. I didn't understand why as it seemed to be out of the blue to me, but the question seemed very odd. It was something that I'd never considered before and, at that...