The Flatirons Sparks are a synchronized skating team based out of the Boulder Valley YMCA. They began eight years ago and I was recruited by the coach to be their volunteer manager. We started with eight little girls competing at a very basic level. Starting out, the Y gave us some unused ice time, 6:30 […]Read More Missing the Sparks
Meadowlark was one of my first posts, number 6, posted on July 5, 2017. I’m reposting it today, in response to the daily prompt of Trill“>Trill. I do love the trill of the meadowlark, and now, in cold and snowy January, its missing. I run the same trails, but with a much different soundtrack, the […]Read More Meadowlark, Take Two
What’s your dominant hand? Foot? Eye? I’m pretty right dominant. I write with my right hand, although I mouse with my left–that’s what happens when your partner is a lefty and that’s whose computer you learn on. Athletically, I prefer to start/lead with my right foot. This is where things are less common. In twisting […]Read More Left, Right or Both?
I Lucy despise tardiness. I am particularly offended when such tardiness pertains to the provision of essential services. To wit: I am cat woman of some years, with serious health conditions requiring medications. Even as I dictate this report, one of my service people, Mama Steph, is rolling her eyes. Back to my medication. I […]Read More Lucy’s Lament
Time for some candor on my part. You can be my witnesses as I tell myself an uncomfortable truth. I have a problem with sugar, and I’ve fallen off the wagon yet again. If I substitute sugar for alcohol in the first of the 12 steps of AA, its accurate enough. I admit that I […]Read More Candid–No more Sugarcoating
I. sometimes an excuse to hurt or belittle in lieu of understanding II. Candid Camera Messed with ones perceptions Laughing with, not at. III. Unvarnished truth Breaking open cherished lies Illuminating IV. Candid not candied End of sugarcoating I’d rather not know Candid“>CandidRead More Candid
Here in Colorado, “we need the moisture” is the oft-repeated phrase in response to precipitation. And with rare exception, such as happened 4 years ago when 18 inches of rain (near our annual average) fell in 2 days, its true. Snowpack is what we measure here, and a good (average or higher) depth suggests that […]Read More We Need the Moisture!
Looking to the sky, the horizon, I’m seeking information: What’s the weather, the time, what is coming up? I also realize that I’m seeking a perspective, something beyond the life of my small self and the vicissitudes of daily life. I’ve had the privilege of traversing the Grand Canyon via the Colorado River twice. My […]Read More Horizon: Finding Perspective
Point of no return. This phrase comes from aviation. It’s the point in a flight when there is no longer sufficient fuel for a plane to return to its starting point. Landing must now occur somewhere else. This concept has been coming up a lot for me lately, largely in response to a number of […]Read More Blink and The Point of No Return.
I. Skilled skaters show Agile accommodation Ice is slippery II. Hiking icy trail Enjoying the scenery I’d best watch my step III. One day four seasons Winter spring summer and fall Oh Colorado IV. Paying attention Develops agility Weather changes plans V. Life is what happens While you’re making other plans Good to remember […]Read More Agile Quintet
Mornings, along with enjoying my cup of coffee, I read. Email, newspaper, often a little something from the personal growth/spiritual realm. Somewhere along in there, I’ll check in on WordPress, catching up with whatever has occurred overnight in my blogosphere. The daily prompt appears sometime during this segment. Today’s prompt is loophole. Temporally coupled with […]Read More Loopholes #2 — Social Convention
I. Pretending that you Will keep your word even as You plan your escape. II. Exit strategy Self congratulatory Avoidance masters III. A loophole or noose It depends on the contents And your perspective IV. Sleight of word or law A tricksters propaganda Intent to elude V. When walking ones talk Is too uncomfortable We […]Read More Loophole Senryu Sextet
Well, its the first month of 2018 and many folks are making resolutions and plans. So I’ll chime in here with a few of my own for triathlon and fitness, along with some race options that I am entertaining for this year. I started this tri-training project last June Tri This On, with an original […]Read More Tri This: This Year
Static and Dynamic Electricity. First edition, 1939. I’ve got the third. Grandpa’s book is still available on Amazon. Less static than I imagined Static“>StaticRead More static
I’m not much for new year’s resolutions, but I do find the new year and other significant anniversary dates a good time for reflection and review. What’s working in my life, what do I want more of, and its opposite, what isn’t working and what might I want less of? In other words, how do […]Read More Carving up the year
After her retirement following many years of teaching and performing music, my partner BA spent quite some time exploring, wondering when her next passion might reveal itself. Eventually, she found weaving. She’d done a little in her youth and enjoyed it, but her energies were largely expended in other ways, and finally with time, space […]Read More Undulating Twills and other Learnings
Loosening ones grip Allows brilliance to emerge Sunrise comes on time Ice shines on its own Reflecting true or skewed Earth water and sky <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/brilliant/”>Brilliant</a>Read More Brilliant
I. Lonely cold kitten Curled tightly in a cage Longing for a home. II. Lucy sits forlorn Staring at her bowl hoping For more than cat food III. They have all gone out Leaving me alone again Ha! vengeance is mine <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/forlorn/”>Forlorn</a>Read More Forlorn Cat’s Haiku
Winsome little boy Planting fig bars now grown up Happy birthday Dad <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/winsome/”>Winsome</a>Read More Winsome Lad
Win some or lose some Oh, you’re talking appearance Its your face or mineRead More Winsome
See if viable And reliable before Making an offer <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/viable/”>Viable</a>Read More Advice
My morning started out fine. Up early, coffee, newspaper, email, light breakfast, off to the rec center, swim a mile. Shower, and I’m off doing a few errands, before getting to my office, where I imagine I’ll have time to write a post on Treat before my first client. Arriving at my office, I’m settling […]Read More A Treat I’m Truly Appreciating.
I. reserving a space unsure or wary about dinner or travel II. resolutions, plans I have some reservations whats realistic? III. lodging, plane and car reservations in order its vacation time <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/reservation/”>Reservation</a>Read More Reservation Haiku
I. conversation goes both ways I listen to you then vice-versa II. full moon sliding down oncoming sunrise alerts today calls me out. III. amaryllis blooms shining red and white trumpets a happy new year <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/conversation/”>Conversation</a>Read More Haiku for the New Year
Finally an end To this year. Another waits For its turning. GO! via Daily Prompt: Finally <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/finally/”>Finally</a>Read More Finally
My mom died on December 31, 1987. That’s 30 years ago, nearly half my lifetime. I found it quite odd when, four years ago, I became older than my mother had ever been. I’m the only one of my siblings who has had my mom around for more than half my life. They, being younger […]Read More Thirty Years Gone
Sue Grafton died on Thursday, having almost made it through the alphabet. For those of you unfamiliar with Sue, she started writing the alphabet series of mysteries, featuring private eye Kinsey Millhone, in the 1980s. She began with A is for Alibi, published in 1982, and her most recent, Y is for Yesterday, was released […]Read More A is for Almost
There was an article in the paper Monday about one of our local elite runners, Adam Goucher, and his program called Run the Year: 2,018 miles in 2018 challenge. If you want to do that, here’s a link to his program: runtheedge.com. For me, that’s way more mileage than I am up to running. I’m happy […]Read More 2018: A Challenge and an Invitation. Join me on Amerithon!