Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thank You to Erica Ann for your blog!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
" rest in peace."
First of all that is a shocker to read on Facebook but it also revealed alot to me about who we (I) have become via these computers.
I wanted answers and I wanted them now. I searched her name and kept going over pictures to see if I could remember her a little more. Finally I found a picture of her, and as if a buzzer went off in my head, I remembered her sarcastic humor and her close friends in an instant.
But I wanted more. I wanted to be able to click on a website and see who she had become.
A webcam into her life (only a few hundred miles to the south of where I am now).
Webcam, really? Well we have become so desynthesized via television and computers that we seem to expect this. Facebook has made me want to see and know more about people I lost touch with years ago. But is this healthy? Our facebook pages seem to have a life of their own .
I truly do appreciate being reconnected with folks who were an important part of my growth but at times it just makes me more alone and more lonely. Perhaps it is time for me to take a break and go back outside.
Rest in Peace , Connie, wherever you are.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
This is the trunk of the oldest Sycamore tree I know. I would have seen this enormous trunk as a very small child growing up in the St. Stephan's parish in Columbus, Ohio where I grew up. Back in the day we had picnics under this tree and it had more trunk. I love the characteristic puzzle like white bark. I took my Mom to church there this a.m. for a mass for my little brother Patrick, who would have been 45 today.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I haven't really used my blog for the potential it has as a writing tool for quite a while. Alot of my energy as a writer goes into the hardback journal and the rest fizzles out onto facebook.
When I think about what exactly I would write about if given the chance to do it for months (and be supported financially) for it, I tend to lean toward what would make the greatest impact.
I think this must be a Libra cell within me that resists writing for the sake of writing. I t must stand for something , do some great justice.
Hmm, should I write about the years hiking and teaching in the woods with kids of all ages? Did I learn anything beyond that I love being outside always? Did I learn alot from those kids? You betcha. But I learned " things that is in all of our guts". We all have these needs. Some are mere Thneeds, as Dr. Suess says, Things that you think that you need". We all need food and water and air to survive. We are all better off with shelter and love as well.
Should I write about the plant world or the feeling I get when I am around animals? Should I write and tell everyone that I know to drop everything, go buy enough seeds to feed you for an entire year and do everything in your means to make sure that they sprout and thrive this spring. That you can save those efforts in jars and containers . Save those seeds. Be concerned with nothing more than feeding those around you.