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Yet So Near


the wind whips around in strange patterns while a fast moving rain does the same passing through on the tails of a strong wind even so I put dishes away while I made a cup of hot tea what could taste better in a brewing tropical storm cookies with tea she was […]

Every Song of My Heart


Over three weeks ago when the house was quiet it seemed like the earth stood still, my pens and my keyboard were silenced by a deep conviction to wait; so all of my writing was on hold. Worse, my life was hold as well since she had to be away for two […]

Odds and Ends No. 75


what is it about a hot cup of tea in the afternoon when all seems lost earlier today I was so very tired that I couldn’t chew the gum on my desk I mean I don’t chew a lot of gum by any means but I couldn’t she on the […]

Odds and Ends No. 71


The cold I thought went away returned taking my appetite, taste buds, and my head prisoner. That made it coffee for her and hot sweet milky tea for me first thing. All I could manage was tasteless toast and a piece of rubber cheese. I foolishly dressed for an outside […]

Styrofoam Memories


it was after my first cup of tea but well before I was thinking of a second that the thick morning fog was in full but slow retreat much like my thoughts this morning as I pondered the day ahead I felt chilled even though it is hot and humid […]

Light and Shadows


It is the time of day when the sun plays its game of light and shadows. Wind is only visible high on the palms. I remain unseen as a few dog walkers stroll past as I take an early dinner and linger over hot tea. Reading about Bonhoeffer is more […]