Monday, November 30, 2009

Tear Day

It seems that today is a tear day
One little thing set me down a path
Cleansed by salt water
Running down the cheeks
Over a six hour span
I'm spent
Yet refreshed
Authenticity accepted
Validated
Understood
From caring hearts
Outstretched over the telephone line

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Delight of an Hour

I delight in the last hour
Talking to teenage sponges
About the effect of advertising
On the human psyche
Seeing the percent change
In their "mock stocks"
Explaining the function
Of an extensor tendon
On a big right toe
Progress made through
Sir Gawain's vocabulary
Eyes engaged - Love exchanged
Tea sipped from great-grandma's
English tea cups
A delicious hour
Savored until the last minute
Drops

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Emergencies

One thing after another
Little emergencies and big
Isaac has an emergency appendectomy
Steve's dad dies suddenly
I cut my extensor tendon for my big toe
People rushing to care for their fellow man
The ebb and flow of this mass of humanity
With individual needs and fears
The mass becomes each lone heart
And we must care
We must touch
We must strive to go outside of ourselves
To hug the collective whole one heart at a time
Without this we die as a people

Monday, November 02, 2009

From my touch!

School and Dave Ramsey Finance Class

I love being more at home this year. Even though I am not constantly looking over my kids' shoulder during school, I am there when they need me. Sometimes they do not, sometimes they do.

Today they are taking the Dave Ramsey Finance Class Chapter 4 Test on debt. Michael already did it and got a 90%. Paul is still taking it. I REALLY like that class and highly recommend it to all home schoolers, AND their parents. I wouldn't let any kids graduate without this class. It is that important and probably the most practical class they will take.


Tuesday Ten Minute Freewrite

I am going to go great guns for 10 minutes on this freewrite. I am meeting with a person (not sure if she wants direction - she just wanted ...