Summer Morning Walk at Kickerillo-Misher Preserve

I don’t know that my heart was really in it, this morning, when I left the house for a brisk walk. The clouds were reminiscent of the dream fragments still clinging, like cobwebs, half-forgotten, in my brain. Tornado dreams, again–a direct hit, but with surprisingly little damage. I glanced at the sky, now and then, Read More …

Diversity Isn’t Something to be “Tolerated”

It’s something to be appreciated. Valued. Biodiversity is critical to our planet’s survival. Diversity of thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and experiences fuels innovation. It keeps the world from being homogeneous and dull. Imagine if all the characters in a novel were the same – all “matchy-matchy,” as my daughter used to say. How boring would THAT Read More …

Solitude

The tale of Riley the Rollerblade Bird is a true story with an unlikely happy ending. It is a cautionary tale of the dangers of “good intentions.” It is a sad little tale about the everyday tragedies and indifference of nature. And today, it provides the inspiration behind a poem to illustrate a photo. The Read More …