“Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” ― Mary Oliver, Dog Songs Mary Oliver you’re wrong, you’re dead (may you rest in peace), & you’re dead wrong about any Spring advancing this … Continue reading This Is Not Advancement
Being as how the weatherman decided (with a little help from the groundhogs) that, not only would there be six more weeks of winter, but there might be six more feet of snow, we decided to go grocery shopping & stockpile a bit of food. We decided that this should also include a hearty meal … Continue reading Snowed In
First United Methodist Church of DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois “Come back, Pastor, come back!! We really do love you, we do!! We swear on our grandmothers’ bibles that it won’t happen again!!” Sometimes a pastor must feel like Rodney Dangerfield. Until the snow melts, I guess Pastor will be riding his bicycle to work…………….. 🙂 Continue reading Pastors Just Get No Respect
Dekalb, Illinois Spring is the time of ultimate renewal, but Winter, depending on whether one is into poetry or into politics, can be either a time of renewal or a time of coverup. Everything is crappy, dirty, trashy, decrepit. Then it snows, & it’s beautiful, it’s gorgeous. The snow melts off, things become crappy, dirty, … Continue reading Renewal
DeKalb County, Illinois “OK, so we have snow for Christmas. That does NOT mean I can’t grill Christmas dinner. Noooo, that does not.” ~~Seamus (said with a very thick 70 year old Scottish accent in one hand & a glass of whiskey in the other) Continue reading So We Have Snow For Christmas
One day it’s winter, the next it’s…………well……………..54F (12C). From midnight to around 8am, Ma Nature sobbed & sobbed. Buckets. One upside, there’s plenty of water in the birdbath now for any ducks wanting a splash. The neighbor’s reindeer undoubtedly were annoyed with the snow’s Disappearing Act. Went from about 18in (46cm) to almost zilch, … Continue reading Baby, it’s b-b-b-balmy outside….
Just once this month……………. just once……….. I’d like to wake up in the morning……….. look out the window…………… & not see any snow to shovel. Just once. 🙂 Thinkin’ it’s just not gonna happen this month. Whoever originally said “Do a job right the first time and you’ll never have to do it again” … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The White