Thursday, December 28, 2006


I contemplated the sheaves of wheat on the casket that described his life so well. He had been driven to the city by his son for a surgical procedure that week. Looking out at the fields, he felt the wheat in the palm of his hand and rubbed gently.

My Father-in-Law died December 23, 2006 at the age of 91.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

"What Fascinates You?"

Su asked

Minds of men
Layered thoughts
Tolstoyed novels inside a pen

You do

Colored pencil drawing by Daphne Odjig

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Chat Room Announcement

With Kai's recommendation, I have added a chatbox, Cbox, to my blog. Scroll down to the end of my sidebar to leave me a message.

Mompoet Asks Some Good Alternative Questions for the Season

* Are you ready for a hug? You bet. A matter of fact, let's try a group hug... Ow... but watch that foot placement.

* What day is it anyway? Wow, this is a good alternative to "How many days are left?"
I would say it is Wednesday! Well early Wednesday, which means there is a lot of time left still for shoppin...and I hear Walmart is open 24 hrs.

* Don't you love solstice? I do, especially if we don't step on each others toes or is that the Butterfly?

* Would you like to join us at our house for Christmas? Draw me a map.

* What's your spiritual practice this time of year? I try to keep it the same all year round.

* Where'd you get that sparkle in your eye? I was just telling my hairdresser today about that sparkle and she kinda laughed just before ripping my brows off.

* I'm going to Costco this afternoon. Can I pick anything up for you? You are too kind, Mompoet. I wouldn't mind one of those boxes of chocolate covered cookies in a big gold box and send airmail, 'kay?

* Would you mind sharing your recipe for eggnog? Best to pick up a quart from Safeway.

* Have you seen my mitten? It might be in my lost mitten drawer. Let me check...Sorry Mompoet, they must've been stolen. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tree Dance

Trees shake their needles-
and make me wanna get up
and dance in the winter sun

Coming back at ya, Andrew!

Andrew's Haiku:

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gathering Perspectives

From winter's nothingspaces
to summery green play stations,
I join your gathering
Sorting the collection of collaged thoughts
and pasting coal-black dreaminess on red hearts
spelling love and sorrow

Original artwork by Emily

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Your New Version of Blogger is Ready?

Thanks to Imran, I decided to do some homework on the new Blogger account.

Here are three highlights from the Dashboard:
  1. Everyone is going to have to use the new version eventually. Google is saying in a couple of months!
  2. You'll need a Google Account which requires an email address and a password. This will also get you into other Google services.
  3. Once you have made the switch, there is no coming back.
Check it out and tell me, has anybody else made the switch?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Another Blue Party

1. Closest blue thing to you: A dark blue binder filled with top secret Toastmaster information including the secret handshake!

2. Are you good at calming people down? Ah, making them hysterical is much more fun.

3. Do you like the sea? I have never lived by a sea. I visited once but formed no close relationship. I like reading sea adventures. Does that count?

4. What was the last thing that made you cry? Someone's honest confession of a fault.

5. Are you a logical thinker? I like to think I am, but then emotions get involved and I end up feeling ...

6. Can you sleep easily? Yep, with a little help from the blue pill.

Thanks Barbara, for thinking up these questions, just out of the blue!

Friday, December 01, 2006


Table set
peach red
tapered and flowered

extra crystal goblet
for a child's hand?

(I see you, David)