While I sit sipping citrus infused water Remembering the Laughing Sheep & William H Bonney My daughter sings and dances To songs from Crystal Yates & Taylor Swift In the kitchen, my wife plays culinary jazz Concocting delectable delights that would put Bobby Flay to shame I think to myself as a... Continue Reading →
A life of contentment Is a happy life Truly grateful am I, to have been brought to this new place A happy life, a content life, is lived from a position of gratitude Gratitude for what has been given to you This is a learned state, not always an instinctive position It is... Continue Reading →
Occasionally I look at my blog & wonder if I’m actually doing what I’m supposed to be doing with it, or if I’m just writing for the sake of it. Then I remember that one of the main reasons this place exists is for me to think & to learn to think. So here is... Continue Reading →
When our joy comes Not from this world But from the source of joy Then, when stuck in this world When the rain comes down When troubles come Still, we have joy, we have peace For even when the agents come We know the truth There is no spoon .
The thought came to me recently that I have not given much of an update on my music recently. My newer readers (welcome & thank you by the way!) may not even be aware of the musical side of my life. From the outside it may appear that there is not much to share but... Continue Reading →
I thought of a haiku last night It was really rather a delight But this morning, it was gone .
There is a flag You can see it Blowing in the wind This way and then that way Up and down Sometimes it appears to be tied in knots Occasionally it is so in need of cleaning That it is difficult to even see what is on the flag It can be difficult sometimes to... Continue Reading →
Oh the joys of adulthood Countless hours slaving for others, but always for reward Living now in the freedom we once craved in our youth And the things, the things we get to work for ... Instruments of expression Trips filled with excitement Immaculate collections of art Oh what? I’m sorry, did you say... Continue Reading →
The cicada chorus reminds me I am a long way from where used to call home The stickiness of the atmosphere envelopes In the shade, the breeze is cooling and pleasant Yet Exposed you are only seconds before the onset of sunburn The tranquility of a fountain dims the senses but only temporarily ... Continue Reading →
There is something that happens When you connect that cable To your beloved collection of wood, metal and plastic It is not just the transfer of an electric current There is a connection made to your very soul In the seconds, minutes, hours that follow A release is found As unexplainable as falling in love... Continue Reading →
Surrounded by the piety of men The belligerence of politicians Dedicated to causes I don't understand Raises the question What should I do? Should I seek the wisdom of men? No, I shall not join the echoes of clanging gongs Although I am more pirate than pious I am but a rescued wretch, floundering in... Continue Reading →