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Carving words with a chainsaw

Trying to become a better writer, I look at the moon, or a tree, or the sky and seek to find words to describe them. Words are rough tools. Working with words is like sculpting with a chainsaw. Yes, it can be done, and art can be made this way, but somehow…often… it is unsatisfying. … Continue reading

Dragonfly of the month – banded

One strange thing about my home is that we are in an area that has many dragonflies. In the last two years, I have noticed ones that were banded. Today I saw several dragonflies that look like this:   It makes me want to make a quilt with images of the kinds of insects and … Continue reading


Dark green juniper                      / red-tinged by the setting sun.                      / Hummingbird flies by.

This morning

Orange-red new-risen sun   / shines in my bedroom window   / painting my walls pink  

100 Followers! – Thank You

Reading your kind words       / makes joy bubble up popping    / into a broad smile   I just got 100 followers! An amazing feat considering that I just joined in April. Thank you all. 😀 I really appreciate the amazing support I get here. It really makes my day to read your blogs and hear … Continue reading

Watching Menswear Fashion Shows

I bite my finger as I watch them strut. One man in the crowd turns to watch his butt. A long white coat and then a flash of green, in pants so tight they almost seem obscene. And as I watch, I wonder why I care, for clothes I’ll never buy and never wear. Watching … Continue reading

Refuse me

Refuse me. Words that I saw printed on a bag. Why does the bag feel the need to tell me its inadequacies? Who makes a bag with low self esteem? When I think of the words “refuse me”, it conjures feelings of sacrifice. “Honey, I’m no good for you. Refuse me.” Feelings of self-pity… “Go … Continue reading


The crescent moon sprays / glowing embers that glimmer / in a velvet sky

A quickie

I want a haiku / I don’t have time to write one / guess I’m out of luck!

Hidden images in Sherlock 2 – Kiss Kiss

While rewatching Season 2 episode 1 of Sherlock – Scandal in Belgravia, I noticed something that I had not seen before. Besides a continuity error where Martin Freeman’s legs were crossed and then they were not, I noticed that Sherlock had a lipstick mark on his cheek. I think that we can all guess the … Continue reading