Here you will find an odd-lot assortment of ruminations, random questions, snippets of prose, and haiku but seldom anything about food . . .
19 March 2014
Must reach beyond mere function
To capture beauty
14 March 2013
Winter’s chill abates
Earth and I lean toward the sun
My bones are soon warmed
13 March 2014
March breezes trooping
Across the frozen prairie
Spring ignores its rant
12 Mar 2014
Present in this world
Aware that I just visit
I belong elsewhere
01 Sep 2013 Could I be lucky enough in my lifetime to see the return of anything close to polite society? (refer to my post below on 15 Jul 2012)
11 June 2013 Going forward, one goal will be to find a balance between wisdom, reason, and fearlessness.
13 May 2013 A friend mentioned she was taking a day of PTO. I realized I’m really a North Dakotan when my first thought was power take-off.
18 Mar 2013 As the sun moves to and from its apex in the spring and the fall, I find myself looking around the house to explore where the light pauses to play. Perspective.
28 Feb 2013 “MY attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” ~G.K. Chesterton (NYT Magazine, 02/11/1923)
10 Aug 2012: Harvey Larson to his daughter in 1972. “Bon: Let’s not take a back seat, if we have a road to travel let’s ride right up front.”
19 July 2012: The morning sun oozes into my office window and onto the desk like melted butter poured on pancakes.
15 July 2012 Self-evaluation: Sometimes I think I’m nostalgic: longing for a different time. Sometimes I pride myself on being au courant. Sometimes I think I’m nothing more than an anachronism: an obsolete cultural artifact.
06 Jun 2012: We have lost touch with the countless choices we make in life and have fooled ourselves into thinking much of life is out of our control. Nothing could be further from the truth.
05 May 2012: Why doesn’t the urge to pee happen BEFORE I wash my hands?
26 Apr 2012: The rising sun bestows last rites on the moon impaled on bent tree branches. Surely this image would be the perfect picture to make Melanie the Moon Queen smile today. Alas and again the camera fails. I shall not share the sickly photo but opt instead to let my words convey the mystery of this moment to my friend.
19 Apr 2012: ”A poem is never finished, only abandoned.” ~ Paul Valery, French critic & poet (1871 – 1945) He speaks not only to my poetry but all my writing.
14 Nov 2011: The night air is filled with the smell of Cottonwood leaves, Missouri River sand, and the sound of Canada Geese chortling on the water’s edge.
10 Oct 2011: We can understand why SOME people won’t come to North Dakota in the winter, but why is it that people could not possibly come to North Dakota in the summer? They don’t flinch at going to Texas, Georgia or Florida in the summer?
04 Jul 11: How is it that 3 cabbage worms can eat more leaf lettuce than I can grow?
03 Jun 10: How is it that someone who likes to cook as much as I do can forget to eat?