Glad … for winter solstice

I’m so glad … for the promise of light. By the time most folks read this, the winter solstice will have occurred (unless you’re in the southern hemisphere, in which case hello! and happy summer solstice) — I’m told the solstice happens at 4:02 a.m. CST this Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Up until this morning,Continue reading “Glad … for winter solstice”

Glad … for my favorite pen

I’m so glad I … found this pen. As I continue my season of gladness, I look at my hand and remember how grateful I am that I discovered its near-perfect match, wow, probably more than 10 years ago now. Something about the way the Uni-Ball Jetstream Sport fit in my hand was more comfortableContinue reading “Glad … for my favorite pen”

Glad … to be an optimist

I’m so glad … I can see the bright side. I confess. I’m Pollyanna. I have done my best to cultivate an inner attitude that it’s going to be all right. I’ve been grateful for that attitude a lot, lately. It’s a big, scary world with people who seem hell-bent on keeping it scary forContinue reading “Glad … to be an optimist”

Glad … for independent thought

I’m so glad we … have reason and free will. Moms used to say, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it, too?” and that was how we knew we didn’t have to do what everyone else does. Moms would say things like you have two ears and one mouth and youContinue reading “Glad … for independent thought”

Glad … for life

It’s all turned around and inside out today. I usually sit down in my blue chair to journal before dawn, but this has been one of those “everything got away from me” weeks, and so I’m writing these words a couple of hours after sunset, or about 12 hours behind. (Actually, I haven’t been inContinue reading “Glad … for life”

Glad … for music

I’m so glad I … hear the music. When I was a kid I was obsessed with Top 40 radio, but I also hoarded my dad’s 78 rpm records and fell in love with Artie Shaw’s “Frenesi” and Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” and Raymond Scott’s “Powerhouse.” My background music as I type this isContinue reading “Glad … for music”

Glad … for words

I’m so glad I … learned to read and write. The world opened. I learned about shy stegosauruses and buried treasure, superpowered heroes and heroines from other worlds and down the street, and with pencil and paper I created my own world. Words give us a portal into other minds and souls, times and places.Continue reading “Glad … for words”

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