How shall I put it?

via Daily Prompt: Simplify To paraphrase a complex thought, I need to break it down. “Break it down,” incidentally is a dance term as well. It involves taking the steps you’ve combined and presenting them in an effort to simplify the movements. Some of us are better at this kind of activity, the process that makes…


via Daily Prompt: Puzzled “Wondering as I wander” is an old song refrain. It reflects just how puzzled I am by the state of our union.

Be my valentine!

via Photo Challenge: Beloved Hearts and flowers can be a challenge. Knowing whom you love is relatively easy. Keep an open heart. Embrace your beloved.

How did you know?

Commerce and friendship don’t feel like birds of a feather. That is not to say that we can’t do business with people we know and like, but we don’t want to be blindsided by a pitch. In this spirit, I was a bit unnerved when PC Richards popped upon my Facebook feed. Yes, I had…


via Daily Prompt: Candid Really, is that what you think? Frankly, I need you to be completely candid with me. Can you do that?


We’ve got sort of shoot the messenger administration in power. Senator Durbin reports an appalling truth and he’s faulted for the fact that the Congress can’t pass DACA legislation. People who’ve contributed to America, and lived here for years are being deported, and surely we can’t blame Dick Durbin for regressive policies carried out by…

Divide and conquer

via Daily Prompt: Carve   Tamburlaine cut up the earth once upon a time in Marlowe’s brilliant text. He marched across the map, laying claim with a stomp of his foot to the world he was conquering. It is a moment of supreme madness, yet one of extreme beauty. To carve  your place in places that…


via Daily Prompt: Funnel Money that has been scooped from one purpose to another is said to be in fact funnelled when its use is not legitimate. This kind of laundering takes place everywhere, from government to private industry; politicians often funnel funds designated for one social need into another aspect of the budget. This…

I will not

I will not lie and suggest it doesn’t shock Change is so subtle that it goes almost Unnoticed in the familiar, your  body to Which I am as accustomed as to my own Moves around me, its faultlines evident and Marked just as the wrinkles that drag on Mine mock my mortality so that it…

Things to avoid

via Daily Prompt: Allergic It’s not easy avoiding pollen. As a consequence, many of us are downing antihistamines all spring and fall. We have developed an allergic reaction to the air we breathe so that breathing has become a difficult endeavor.