The First Day of Summer 

A longing to be free again Away from this blank palette So many weeks of hiding Habits of the dark…

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10,000 Miles

Driving a car has been a cultural phenomenon in this country for many years.  The history is long and usually…

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The Year of Two Weddings

I will admit this season has been a tough one for me with ever-changing societal rules and work schedules.  The…

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2021 Review and 2022 Goals 

Professional Life:  2021:  My day-to-day work life did not have a dramatic change like it did back in 2020.  I am…

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First Day of School

A slowly rising alarm breaks my restless sleep on my first day.  I go to the window to open the curtain…

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1100 Days in Illinois

Life Update after being in Illinois for 3 years.

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Hidden Hills

This land is flatLike the place I was bornHome of the orangesNot too much corn These hills, they surprise meRising…

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Peoria Post Pandemic

A glimpse of a possible near future. 🙂

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Consolidation and Acceptance

I awoke this morning with a level of calm that I don’t often experience.  After a busy two weeks of moving,…

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