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A little housekeeping was in order…


I wanted something a bit cleaner, easier to read, and to save readers from endless scrolling 🙂  I know it is a little less homey feeling, but it also gave me the opportunity to showcase my photography, reflect that I’m currently in the city, and provide a little more up-to-date look. I value your feedback,…

Choice, affluence and rain


I am le drowned. It has rained every day now for over seven days here. My micro-haus has flooded twice. Thankfully the landlord has engaged someone to come by and take a look-see at the place to see what the problem is. But yesterday and today were glorious even though it rained in the evenings.…

Words, labels and ‘fitting in’


Someone inquired of me in the recent past, “Are you anti-social?”  My response, based on my understanding of the word was “No.”  But it’s been niggling away at the back of my brain since then like a piece of popcorn seed shell can worry you in the gums, and I’ve revisited the question many times…

The ‘why me’ pattern


The weather and traffic were great on the first leg of the trip.  Lots of vehicles from other states on the road, and not filled with young spring breakers either.  More massive North to South immigration I suspect, due to most of the tags being from Northern states.   I’ll have some light work for…

Humorous limitations of singlehood


This will be a short and sweet post, keeping my obligation to write daily but not taking away too much from the packing of the car and getting on the road. I have been ‘nesting’ here, for lack of a better word.  Preparing the place for my return, investing in it a little bit.  I…

Bucolic Nirvana


It  has been such a long time since I breathed in and smelled countryside.  But I am experiencing it this weekend.  The last time really was my visit to Sunflower Solace back in May of last year.  That’s a long time to go without being in the country.  A long time without starry nights untainted…

Whole people vs broken people


I fell asleep thinking of  a statement that a friend made to me last night, and when I awoke, it was still there.  So I’m going to pull it out and take it apart. “Your relationships have all been with broken men.” Having friends that speak truth, even if it is painful, really can drive…

Discovering other thinkers


I’ve really had the blessing lately to stumble upon some truly inspiring thinkers, who also happen to blog.  TK Coleman is new to me, but his thinking really resonates with me.  It’s kind of like the time in your life before you know that you need glasses, compared to after your first visit to the…

The Lightness of Unburdening


Whew.  I should have written sooner.  Oh yes, I journal privately, but publicly laying out ones soul somehow makes it really take flight off of you and into thin air.  Written down in the bundled books that litter my shelves (different journals for different perspective recording) the words linger and slither around the room, tumbling under…

The Homestead Seedling of my Mind


This is how I thought that my blog would start many months ago…. “The Homestead Seedling of my Mind The land is quiet, except for wildlife sounds.  The diluted light of morning dances off of the rising mist of the ground as a towhee sounds in the distance.  He’s been up since before dawn, as…