Wednesday, March 31, 2010

10 minutes. 5 lines. has become real/shorts

Just a reminder that this blog has evolved into another blog. I've changed the format just a little and moved it to This new site has all of the entries from this site, plus some new ones. Hope to see you there. Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Shake Off

The dryer tells me how long I've been out of bed, how much moisture and sleep have been evaporated. I realize right this minute how constantly, like a cow's tail, I shake off the quiet and the still.

Tell Them

Unfortunately, she spent the last ten years wondering which side had more of what she longed for the most. She changed her course on Friday. Tell them all I've missed them, too, Alice.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Body and mind

The season's finally turned deep green, and two girls are running through a sprinkler in their front yard. I ride past, easily thirty years older. I pedal in and out of sunshine, storms wander in and out and I see this spring just as I did thirty years ago. The light changes; rain comes. And so does the present day, where I am actually, sometimes in both body and mind.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Not sleeping; I get up and let the awake have its way. My brain is ready to go, says something in the universe is not right and I must find it. I listen to the cats letting their feet fall heavy, moving from bed to floor to tub and back again. As I imagine I would if I were them; I would count the tiny steps it would take to touch every surface of this house, then count them backward.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Mild Minute

Windows in the front of the house thrown open, yawning; our home inhales through its teeth. It is warm in February again. It feels like a gift; a minute to wipe the stale off of everything, to remember what it feels like to move about without socks and sweaters, to dream of things growing again. A mild minute we won't pay for or regret, because summer is not next, not yet. 

A five-line note from the author

Many apologies for the dormancy of this blog. But rest assured, it's not dead, only sleeping. Keep checking in, if you will, and the February funkies will work themselves out. To everyone who regularly checks this blog out, thank you very much. Your attention is much appreciated. It wouldn't be the same without you. Stay tuned, and stay awesome.