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Ollie Wants to Fly

Posted on 28. Feb, 2010 by in February

So I’ve spent the evening working on this visual Little Ditty. A couple of nights ago I doodled an owl. And I kept on drawing it over and over until I came up with this overprotective Mother Owl and her little Ollie. “Now Ollie, you come back here. You’re liable to fall right off the […]


Posted on 27. Feb, 2010 by in February

Standing over the sink, Tears dripping into the dishwater, She listens to a song she loved in her youth. It has deepened with the years And what she thought she understood as a girl Breaks this woman’s heart, Right there in her kitchen.

Hoot Hoot

Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by in February

Tonight I am a Reluctant Night Owl, and here’s my doodle about it:

Signs of Aging

Posted on 25. Feb, 2010 by in February

There is absolutely no denying that I am beginning to age. And it’s not even the visible signs that get to me. It’s all the other stuff: I play lots and lots of Scrabble. I’m always a bit chilly. I see things differently – literally. When considering something, I always think of my back first. […]

The Joy of a Boy

Posted on 24. Feb, 2010 by in February

My newest nephew was born today. Welcome to the world, Gage Anders Christopher. The Joy of a Boy You floated there, curled and perfect. She counted the days, one by one. You stretched your tiny heel to test. She smiled to see and feel the kick. You turned slowly, cozy, crowded. She readied the bed, […]

A Meaty Mistake

Posted on 23. Feb, 2010 by in February

Though not a gourmet cook, I definitely know my way around a kitchen.  Under the tutelage of my mother for so many years, I could hardly help but become enthused about cooking.  And feeding a family of five requires that I do a lot of it.  However, while I can bake, fry and sauté with […]

Byron Baker Buckingham

Posted on 22. Feb, 2010 by in February

Byron Baker Buckingham Has a name that is quite grand. It suits him well, this moniker. Just ask his sister, she’ll concur. Perched upon his throne, so royal, Surrounded by his subjects loyal, Byron Baker Buckingham Shouts out orders, waves his hands. “I want some juice and a snack!” “That’s my toy truck, put it […]

Taking Shape

Posted on 21. Feb, 2010 by in February

Sometimes I think I see your thoughts take shape, The words and pictures swirl about your face. A question mark will curl around your ear And dangle there until the answer’s clear. Giggles pinch your cheeks and crinkle your nose, Then leap and twirl their way down to your toes. Gray heartbreak sometimes shades those […]

Big Boy

Posted on 20. Feb, 2010 by in February

Today I fancied myself an artist.

The Greater Thing

Posted on 19. Feb, 2010 by in February

Hate is such an Easier Thing than Love. It does not require you to listen. It does not ask you to stretch yourself. It does not insist that you forgive, time and time again. It does not expose any of your faults. It does not encourage you to change a single thing about yourself. Ever. […]