Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Today’s topic is drinking. I Lucy know that it is very important to drink plenty of fluids. I had an injury to my kidneys when I was a kitten. I drank the wrong fluid–antifreeze and it costed me one of my nine lives. I licked it off the […]Read More Drink Plenty of Fluids!
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig. I’ve found attributions for this to Mark Twain and Robert Heinlein (more for Heinlein), and I first heard it said by W.C. Fields. I’m not going to dig deep for the source today, just use the quote, and […]Read More Never Try to Teach A Pig to Sing
Nine months of blogging. I’m still at it, and posting most days, this is post # 213. I’m still having fun, learning, growing, and connecting with other bloggers. I continue to be amazed by this, as I really didn’t see it coming. I’m okay with this happy surprise. I started two new series: Feline Fridays and Words […]Read More Quarterly Review of Blogging: # 3
I. In general, small In science, one-millionth Just a little bit. II. My eyes don’t see them Microbes how can they matter Can’t live without them. III. One flake falls then two Tiny and ephemeral Soon its a blizzard. Micro“>MicroRead More Micro
Its been a very long time (1981) since I was a student and had a true spring break. That said, I’ve been in relationship with teachers most of my life, and had colleagues with school age kids in my medical practice. The last week of March remains spring break in my mind. The University of […]Read More Weathering Spring Break
Well, I finally did it. I signed up for a sprint triathlon this summer, with an open water swim. Its the TriBella Women’s Triathlon, to be held at Cherry Creek Reservoir on June 23. Thirteen weeks, but who’s counting? I am. Time to get serious, or more accurately, more disciplined, about my training. I’ve been […]Read More Tri This: Taking the Plunge
No face to be seen And yet you push through the soil And my face brightens Seeing your colors, your leaves New blossoms for spring. Faceless“>FacelessRead More Faceless, Take Two
I. Don’t look at the face Best you avoid connection Disengaged from pain. II. Less face, without face Turned cheek, don’t take a peek You might see who’s there. III. That which is beyond A specific incarnation Enter the mystery. Faceless“>FacelessRead More Faceless Three Ways
Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Foreign is today’s writing word. I haven’t done this before, Mama Steph does it. Foreign. That means not regular in my life. I am mostly a creature of habit, I like it the best if things are regular, like meals and bedtime and sink drink and nap and […]Read More Foreign–Lucy’s Take
I have a lot of favorite places in my town, but this particular piece of open space may be my favorite. A mesa, the highest spot in town, it contains a network of trails. Great for walking, running and biking. It has a great view of the front range of the Rockies, and the photos […]Read More A Favorite Place: Davidson Mesa
I. The first day of spring Identical wording yet Anything can happen. II. Identical form Five then seven then five Each haiku its own. III. Chromosomes the same Expressed differently Can’t control the clone. IV. Yesterday, today A day like any other Same and not the same. Identical“>IdenticalRead More Identical?
Pinkish overlay On skin of any color Indicating life. Clouds perfused with Color from an angled sun Rising or Setting. Blush“>BlushRead More Blush
I find out about patience by its absence. When I am impatient. Impatience for me is about expectations, mine in particular. I often have an expectation about how something is “supposed to happen”. There may be a solid external basis for this, such as a schedule stating times of bus AB leaving this stop and […]Read More Patience–wait for it.
Support at the start Nurtures possibility Choosing what to grow Incubate“>IncubateRead More Incubate
A Wrinkle in Time A favorite childhood book Dare I see the film? Wrinkle“>WrinkleRead More Wrinkle
Lucy the cat captures a snake for mama stephRead More Lucy, Snake Hunter
I saw each of these signs recently, and each provoked a double take on my part. What I saw, and the intended meaning may be different. Provoke“>ProvokeRead More It’s a Sign! Double Takes
I’d rather be: I’d Rather Be…“>I’d Rather Be…Read More Outside
It is said that a weed is a plant growing where it is unwanted. Following that model, I find noise to be unwelcome sound. I am a sound sensitive person. Loud environments, with many sounds coming from many sources are difficult for me. Like most people, once I know what a sound is, I can […]Read More Sound Off
I loved the “monkey bars” when I was a kid. Grasping onto one bar, swinging to the next, moving along. We used to challenge ourselves to skip increasing numbers of bars. First, a hand on each bar, then skip one between grasps, then two, and finally three. None of us on the playground could go […]Read More Grasp
Excitement growing I’m captivated, hopeful Spring is arriving. Captivating“>CaptivatingRead More Soon
I’ve read Bil Keane’s Family Circus comic strip for many years, and had been thinking about Billy’s meanders the other morning while working on a project. I was in the basement, working on getting my seed starting setup going for this year. I went up to my office on the second floor to get the […]Read More Messy Meanders
I wonder about Many things of many types What to ponder next. Mountains and oceans Birds and beasts and thunderstorms Stars and galaxies. A tiny seed transforms Becoming a new being Plant or animal. A mountain rears up Breaking through the planets crust. Slowly it erodes Wonder“>WonderRead More Wonderings
That a “Day” is required speaks to the issue. For millennia, the prevailing social structures on this planet have been patriarchal. Literally, that’s father-rule. This shows up in all facets of society. Founding fathers and God the father, and an original idea is often referred to as seminal, from seed or semen. Did you know […]Read More On International Women’s Day
Hannah’s Gift was written by Maria Housden, the story of her daughter Hannah, who was diagnosed with a kidney tumor as a toddler. I read it when it was published in 2002, and it has had a lasting influence on my life. It’s a short and worthy read, if you’re so inclined. I encountered today’s title […]Read More I Made the Best Decision I Could With the Information Available at the Time
Grounded in my core I find myself branching out Exploring the world Branch“>BranchRead More Branching Out
Not my usual, but typical for Ocean Beach, the San Diego neighborhood we are visiting. We are staying in a small one bedroom apartment a block from the ocean. Our first evening, there were a lot of sounds to acclimate to in this new environment. Our neighborhood is densely populated, but we are on a […]Read More Parrots in Palm Trees
I’m not actually much of a multi-tasker, preferring to focus intently on whatever it is that I am doing. Current research shows that multi tasking is actually a misnomer, people are actually switching their attention back and forth between different activities. That said, my brain is a pretty busy place, and particularly when doing routine […]Read More Don’t Try This at Home. Multi-tasking Fails Again.