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They were birdlike and referred to their planet as the nest.

(Timothy Lake, Oregon, July 2018)


It’s okay

to not force meaning into everything.

Plenty of things in life

don’t make much sense.

And yet,

we live in that craziness

and don’t question it.


It is the root that leads to fruit...

It’s the root that leads to fruit.  When you dig down about two knuckles deep under a fruit bearing tree you will expose the gnarled bumps on the bark. 216 more words

The Journey

I'm Rubber, I'm Glue; or How Mindset Affects Action

In the ever-astonishing Brain Pickings, Maria Popova’s treasure trove of ideas delivered right to my email inbox, I read some excerpts from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success  503 more words

Four great stories

It was my family history writing group this afternoon – last one until September. There were only four plus me as others had holiday and other commitments – unfortunately for them as it was cream tea time! 454 more words



I dreamt about you, once again
An occurrence I will, never ever complain
I took my time, and slowly gazed
As if it will be my last time, seeing your face… 112 more words


Night Journey (after Tu Fu)

Night Journey (after Tu Fu)

Wind bends the grass along the road.
A lonely truck passes by.
Stars reach down to touch these hills
and the moon drifts behind. 188 more words