Singin’ in the rain. We’re happy again. In the early morning rain. And nowhere to go. Raindrops keep falling on our heads. Cuz, Baby, the rain must fall. Nearly 800 songs exist about rain. Rain changes perspective. Forget praying for peace in the Middle East. Pray for rain! Talk about an attitude adjustment. That’ll solve […]Read more "LET IT RAIN"
Tabula rasa. Beginner’s mind. Blank page. Clean slate. Ah, clarity. Simplicity. Emptiness. The opposite of “horror vacui.” That is, fear of empty space. Aristotle thought it up. Believing nature feared emptiness. That empty spaces sucked in gases and liquids to avoid being empty. Whoever heard of nature avoiding anything. Look at the plethora of hurricanes […]Read more "TRASH OR TREASURE?"
Canape. Ca-NAP? Ca-NAPE? Mais non, mais non. It’s actually canapé. (With an accent mark, don’tcha know.) French for “sofa,” as in “an upholstered divan.” So says Trusty Webster. And pronounced “canopy” or “can-a-pay.” Here in America where we have Free Speech, we say it like it is. Or however we feel like saying it. And […]Read more "BON APPETIT"
It’s heeeeere. The end of summer. The beginning of fall. As in…autumn. On Friday the 22nd to be exact. A favorite season for most. Cooler mornings. Softer sun. Crisper moon. Stars to beat the band. A season for retreat. Reformation. Refocusing. Resting. Reaping. But also planting. Bulbs. Bare-root. Root vegetables. Kale. Spinach. To everything, there […]Read more "COLOR IT FALL"
Stormy weather. Harvey. Irma. Now there’s a pair to draw to. Hope they don’t have any offspring. The poor gulf. And east coast. America, America. God shed his grace on thee. Holy moly. Hang on, Houston. It ain’t Texas without ya. It ain’t America without ya. Being one of the Top 10 largest cities in […]Read more "LIFE OVERFLOWETH"
S. As in, September. The 19th letter of the English alphabet. From the Greek sigma. A borrowing from the Phoenicians. They might want it back. “Pardon me, but that S belongth to uth. And we’re tired of lithping.” But sigma is the name of the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet. Not 19th. According to […]Read more "SAY “SÍ, SÍ ” TO SEPTEMBER"
Flowers. Something special about them. Fresh flowers, that is. Also called “cut flowers.” Flower bouquet. Flower arrangement. Flower petals. Or a single flower. Like one red rose. Symbol of love. Buy flowers. Bring flowers. Give flowers. Send flowers. No matter how you do it— Say it with flowers. The Petal Patch can help with that. […]Read more "FLOWER POWER"