Acrostic #NaPoWriMo18 #NPM2018

  Who can say cats aren’t holy? Spirit incarnate living poem sacred offering modern totem or maybe the god of love himself come to earth. Notes: My favorite cat, Chipotle, inspired this poem. There he is in the photo! I have been trying and failing to write an acrostic poem for days now. I know,…

The Cat Is a Poem #NaPoWriMo18 #NPM2018

The cat was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. Cats are the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. The cat is life distilled.   Some like cats. Some—thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the…

Chipotle Is Not For Everyone: Slice of Life #sol18 13/31

Chipotle is not for everyone.            He was an unprepossessing kitten, the runt of the litter and so wary he couldn’t be lured out for canned food even when Mama Cat and his three siblings were comfortably digging in. He was a sickly kitten, eyes alternately oozing and crusted shut, breath rattling through his lungs, prone…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. It’s been a messy week. Big feelings. Lots of sad. Even more mad. We didn’t even manage to get a family Christmas photo. When we’ve had moments of calm and even happiness, I haven’t wanted…

Celebrate: Caturday 2/28/15 #celebratelu

It’s been a difficult week and a difficult Saturday. I’ve sat down to write this post several times and just can’t get it done. It’s supposed to be a celebration–only I keep falling into complaint. In the spirit of “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all,” I gave myself permission not…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 2/14/15

 Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. 1. Book talks with real actual teenagers. I spent Wednesday morning visiting Maggie, a teacher intern who is currently student teaching. When I observe my pre-service teachers during their student teaching, I usually try…