summer spent sweeping dust
from stress-filled months
clearing a cluttered mind too
filled with fears and fake fantasies to find
hope arises, shoulders lifted, eyes joy-filled
just in time
’til darkness, cold and dust arise and
then again
I pine

Questions I Ask My Elderly Parents

” Mom, you’re 86 years old. What will I do when you pass away?”

“You’ll grow up.”

And even as I write I cry just at the thought of her being gone. I feel as if a huge part of me will die. All those years I spent with her will vanish. And all I’ll have are memories. I WON’T be the same. A part of my heart will be empty and lost. 

A Baby Blogger ( a novice)

Blogging isn’t as easy as it may seem unless you’re blogging about the daily life of your pet or your new baby.

Musing can take an author all over the place. I’m that type of person though. I have been through quite a bit, have had several types of jobs, have children, an ex husband, and of course teaching gives me plenty to say every day about being in the classroom. I could have just blogged about that, but then I wouldn’t have been satisfied. I’m also interested in politics, social justice, economics and racial equality. An alternative would be to have a blog for each of my interests if I was good at multi-tasking. I’m not. So, I’m learning.

Thanks for your patience as I learn blogging. And I am always open to being critiqued. No really. I am.


I hated taking naps as a child, but I really appreciate them now. And I take them as often as possible, but work always gets in the way of my 1pm nap. I try to make up for that one  on the weekends.
Grown-ups !!!!! Take a nap!

According to the Mayo Clinic these are the benefits of napping:

“Napping offers various benefits for healthy adults, including:

Reduced fatigue
Increased alertness
Improved mood
Improved performance, including quicker reaction time, better memory, less confusion, and fewer accidents and mistakes”