I found these in the parking lot of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on North Parkway. I imagine Thea, a three year old, gripping with her thimble sized thumb, a pack of magnetic letters. Her mother, thirty, soothing her teething brother, Timothy. Then they drive home, the myth and rhythm of a lighthearted family. Well clothed, healthy […]

Sabi Saturday (Sunday) Week 17

Thank you to Mary for continuing Sabi Saturday. A number of years ago my brother made me a little red bench that I kept at my front entrance. The wood began to rot and fungus began to grow in the cracks of the separated boards. David took the bench back, reused what wood he could and […]

You Know What I Found? Part 2

January 2017 I wrote: Last night I googled motivational quotes. I am training for a half marathon and a long run was scheduled for the morning. What I really wanted from those quotes was not motivation, but an excuse to not run. You know what I found? There is no replacement for hard work and […]

Endangered Label (update)

An update on this post from 2017: A little box A little handle (remember when it was string?) For little hands The circus is closing Will there still be animal crackers? The lion and polar bear are listed as vulnerable The gorilla and elephant are listed as endangered Will there still be animals? The animals […]