Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I am awake in the middle of the night again.
The quiet is captivating
I fill the woodstove with a piece of hard eucalyptus, confident that it will last til sunrise.
I fill the tea kettle and make some decaf english breakfast tea.
Sitting at the computer, I converse with my favorite person, You!

Sleep seems like something for those whose brains are not ON all the time.
Just as rest is for those who have enough wood stacked by the door as insurance against a heavy winter. Right now, I thank God that winter has been delayed, and pray that when it comes, I will remember the warmth of November days and the clear crisp nights when the woodstove chased the chill and my thoughts flowed from brain to keyboard to screen, and then drowsiness allowed me to seek the warmth under the covers again. Dawn in two hours. Then another day filled with hope and joy.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

practice writing

The joys and difficulty of having attention deficit disorder (ADD) are many. I have many projects that are unfinished. I have many dreams yet to be fulfilled.
My dreams are vibrant and colorful and full of life. The joys I cannot experience in the real world are drawn out on canvas of my mind. When hope is not found in my everyday,
I place them in a basket called ‘tomorrow’. I love my life, in part, becasue I never know what’s coming next. I do know that God is good, my family loves me, and no one has ever lived the life that I am living. It’s up to me to enjoy this day and to make from it memories, and a real contribution to the happiness and meaningfulness of the world I live in.

The coming of the day was announced by the graying of the black sky in anticipation of a glorious sunrise. Since my camera was not ready, the batteries were dead, I simply enjoyed the show in silence and let the beauty of another day in its infancy wash over my eyes. The quacking of the ducks, and they’re splashing in the pond nearby reminded me that the winter is late in coming and that the Indian summer is a blessing, time for me to catch up on the work remaining outdoors before we get our first big snow.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

30 minutes til the apple pie is ready

musical! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Vote on tuesday

get out the vote
Rock the vote
Vote or die
vote twice
vote even if you are dead
Vote as long as you are LEGALLY in this country, C I T I Z E N !

Elect someone or SOME thing to somewhere.

If we vote, we win! woo hoo! Posted by Picasa