Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The conduit

Languidly deep in the
Umbrous ravine of collective
Memory is an
Eternal oneness.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Sadly, it’s only half
In a dozen carton of

Monday, September 28, 2015

Way to go! High...

In high hand slaps are
Valued as CONGRATS-

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Also in a rectangle

Five minus
One gives
Us the number of a square’s
Right angles—two pairs.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Hammer out OOM-pah-pah
Rhythms to
Evening dancers.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A pair

We count

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The journey of a thousand miles begins with...

Nine to go before we
Encounter ten.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy autumn

Fiery red, bright yellow or brown,
All the
Leaves float
Listlessly down.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Papa, you embrace all
Of the earth,
Promoting love beyond
Ecclesiastical girth.

Monday, September 21, 2015


In her pronouncements of the
New company policies, the rare
Explained that success
Resides in honesty; it’s as clear and
Essential as air.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Collective conscience

Juries try to be
Upright in their conclusions, but
Sometimes the system is
Threatened by collusion.
Inequity has many faces. How
Can we balance the scales for
EVERYONE in every place?

Saturday, September 19, 2015


A gloomy outlook
Takes the wind out of sails.
To get somewhere
Is an adventurous tale.
The trick is
Understanding the road—
Desire? Or dread?
Empower? Implode?

Friday, September 18, 2015

The color warm

Ruby, rose and vermilion are
Examples of this hue; they might
Describe a blushing you.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Alpha, beta...

A is the first
Letter and
Phoneme we
And next comes
B, maybe for baby, in a young
Ear, and on through zee,
The last—that’s clear.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thumbs up!

How about a big round of
Applause for those who lend kind,
Neighborly aid to those facing
Demoralizing, desperate times?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Nothing very
Useful is
Gained by
Tied to unmovable views
On politics or
You’re trying to generate heat.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Think tank

Scholars and fish
Can think
Hard, when they wish, but these days it’s not
Otiose talk. Instead it’s a pool
Of inquiry-based
Learning; no question is deemed uncool.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

What's for dinner?

Ratatolha in Occitan, it's
A savory,
Tantalizing stew.
A meatless wonder,
This dish sings praise
Of produce born
Under an
Incessant sun warming the
Land, pulling forth
Edible hues.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Two left over…from ten

Two times six
We call a dozen of
Eggs or roses or cookies; or
Lay them in four groups of three—
Very well, three groups of four—
Eh? You say you know some more?

Friday, September 11, 2015

It’s not forgetting

Embers, can this console?
Blame seems a
Useless, fruitless goal. Should we
Inspire to move ahead?
Let go of grief? Let go of

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy 60th to ewe

Kind and giving, this
No-nonsense friend
Is a ball of laughs; she’ll slip in
The best pearls of wisdom, spins
The funniest yarns, and might
Even needle you a bit. The point is, this girl's a
Real stitch. 

Happy Birthday, Rosie V.!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fantastic number 9

Now, little kitty,
Is the start of your
Numerous lives;
Eat and be…witty.

A fun take on this myth is Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Opening up

By the
End of this first and
Glorious day, we’ll
Immobilize unnecessary
Notions and
NOT into a TON of
Gaining new
Skills and having fun.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Thank you

Long and often
Arduous toil as done by many
Behooves the rest
Of the world to stop and
Reflect, to show respect.

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Everybody else, it seems,
Makes the rules; students need
Positive input, to learn a set
Of tools they can use
When life tries to steal their self-
Esteem. They’ll practice new knowledge and
Reach for their dreams.

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Exiting in great numbers are
Xeno-souls seeking refuge;
On their backs they carry
Desperation, in their hearts hope for
Understanding, in their minds

Friday, September 4, 2015

Taking ownership

Critical thinking
Has at its core
An ability to question;
Linking what we would
Like to know
Evolves into better discerning.
No growth is
Gained by laying low, by playing it safe.
Enjoy learning!

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Remember that first
Encouragement you felt when
Little? The help from
A teacher, neighbor, friend?
The trust you built
In your angst-filled teen years
Or the bond you forged with the struggling
New kid? 
Such connections are the
Human need for 
Interaction, this drive of
Push and pull, in order to thrive and

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Be the change...

Little do we
Ever know of the rippling
Gifts one kindness might bestow; our
Attitude to be the
Change we wish to see spreads from
Yesterday to eternity.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Behavior, senses, memory,
Reasoning, motion, functions galore
Are all wrapped up
In this 3-lb. organ; who would
Not want to know more?