Monday, November 30, 2015

Number 626

In her
Nonpareil and subtle way, she
Made a positive
Impression on
The student
Association; soon they voted her to
Be their media
Leader – unanimously. A dynamic soul, in the
End, she agreed.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This and that

This definite article, now gender-free, does it
Help one
Embrace English more readily?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bouncing back

Resist that
Ever present urge to
Into the
Lure of defeat.
Insist that your worth, your
Nature will favorably
Compete with any dare;
Engage in repair.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Not buying it?

Spinning that wheel
Of supply and demand, the
Lords of economy the holiday spirit
Deftly command.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

United we sit

Getting together
Around a table
To express gratitude
Helps the
Eclectic family
Reveal their joint attitude.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

'Papa' in Quechua

Pulled from the soil, these
Treasures originated in the
Andes. Around  
The world they were cultivated –
Over 5,000 kinds now
Exist – and the hope is that
Starvation will not persist.

When one of my daughters was three years old, she watched our older neighbors as they knelt next to a long mound of earth, digging into it with their gloved hands. “What are you finding?” she asked. They were harvesting red potatoes. Imagine her delight.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fullness Eve

Maria-pocked, this magnetic
Orb circles the earth, stirring
Oceans and all creation while
Nurturing our imagination.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tag! You're...

Imagine the world without
This third person pronoun.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A moment caught

Memories of those we held so dear
In time might fade, but
Seeing again their innocent eyes can
Start a stream of tears.

For Glorya

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Sliding tubes, some pitched at
A, were played in
Ceremonies and for
Kings. Formed in
Brass, these 
Ur-trombones gave
Troubadours a courtly zing!

Friday, November 20, 2015


Pecuniary deprivation, the blatant
Opposite of wealth, is
Variously detrimental to
Everybody’s health. Don’t we
Really need to see
That injustice in this world of greed says
Yes! to social inequality?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

See the bird...

Walks an auk that
Keenly gawks in completely the
Wrong direction; its
Addled webbed feet find a
Riveting treat, which it gobbles without

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fossil fuel

Ages ago,
Inspired by surprising
Events of
Nature, initiated

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Relating to forms
Of long ago
Or nourishing strands underground,
They all give us words, earth-bound ancestry, and a
Sense of source that’s profound.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Local word repurposed

Delight in this
Wonderful, playful
Live, love, and
Laugh with creative esprit.

Inspired by Paul Bennett of Rochester, MN and his shop of eclectic pieces of art.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Lompe er den ikke egentlig;
Ellers kalles den flatbrød.
Flott med sukker,
Smør, og kanel, den
Er deilig til kaffen.

Gratulerer med dagen, Tove C.!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mad brand

Not to be swayed, the
Arrogant faithful strike
Serving an invisible

Friday, November 13, 2015

One point of view

Having a lot
Of busy tasks offen
Makes me krazy.
Even tho’ I luv to learn,
Why, if a subject’s not hazey
Or doesn’t need lotz more
Review, do I hafta
Keep on thinking? ’Cuz if I don’t do it I’m scrooed!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

When in Rome...

Hearty and loved by young and
Old, this Minnesotan casserole
Takes protein, starch, and frozen beans –
Determined to still look green – and
Infuses it all with creamy canned
Soup; it’s always a
Hit, a Midwestern coup.

Inspired by attendance at a potluck.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


A song of
National fervor with
Thanks we sing today in
Honor of those who have
Encountered the worst side of
Man— to them respect we pay.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


What if? What then? can
Reality, abscond with
Rationality, so what remains for
You in the knowing now?

Monday, November 9, 2015


Wet, misty, or frozen
And hot, tepid, or cold, without
This crucial
Element our
Reality on earth would fold.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


All around us, mostly unseen,
Is an ocean of molecules in some
Regions still clean.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Preserve, pickle, season

Chili sauce, ketchup,
Or mayonnaise, just to
Name a few, will add
Delight to any dish,
If that’s what you wish to do.
Mustard, pesto,
Even tzatziki– and do
Not forget the soy– will
Tantalize your taste buds,
So try something new and enjoy!

With thanks to Kathleen, at Love From Minnesota, for the inspiration.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Beautiful friends
Remember when
On weekend nights
We’d make chocolatey
Nuggets, delightedly
Indulging in
Endless laughter, and
Saving some for times thereafter.

Thanks for the inspiration, K., L., and S.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Wandering through the woods
Every day, I
Into my curious mind and
Find that
Ever-present urge to
Search for
Treasures not
Easily gained or understood; the
Riddling trees wave limbs
In jest, revealing it
All to be one big quest.

Thank you, Helene C.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fun flies when you’re having time!

Wild, whimsical
Organizing of
Daily thoughts
Ping pong, zigzag,
Lollygag until they wind up – POP! –
As acrostics.
Yippee, hurray for each new day! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Abstruse language,
Recondite words
A mystery, sometimes absurd, the secret
Never to be revealed, the facts of the matter
Ever concealed.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Leafing through the book of seasons

Life gone, but colorful, they
Elegantly drift down in
Veritable whispers of

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Crucial exercise

This amazing mental imperative
Has remarkable gifts to give;
It can warm both mind and soul–
Naturally, two parts of a vibrant whole–
Kindling the energy it takes to live.