A Good Planner Gone Too Far

And I am falling far behind…..

Mostly in my mind

In real time I am fine

Fit as a fiddle

Right as rain

And many other clichés

that I could name

Tackling imagined problems

-they do not exist-

still there is hardly an eventuality

my mind would want to miss

Analyze and scrutinize,

Stop.  Breathe more slowly,

close my eyes

can’t live in tomorrow

though I have tried

It will be what it will be

Let the future come to me




Every day it’s the same old thing: variety

IMG_2895 IMG_2896Simple, healthy, tasty and vegan, all at the same time.  The rotini includes cheese made with a blend of cashews and nutritional yeast and almond milk.  The wilted spinach with fresh tomatoes and green onions took seconds to prepare and a couple of minutes to cook.  Mushrooms were sautéed in water with a garlic-pepper seasoning. 


Starting Now

I occasionally become overwrought

and believe my every single thought

especially if one is ominous

even when it is preposterous

The track record of my thoughts

is laughable

I’d rather be unflappable

handling problems when they exist

in more than my imagination

Because anything is possible

that doesn’t make it probable

I could  be okay while I am

starting now






Sunset in the Park

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               I walked about

The sky drew me in

Oh, right

Today is the day

of a partial solar eclipse

I missed that sight

though I looked up for a glimpse

Caught this sky instead

My discombobulated day closed on a high note

An almost overwhelming

emotional jolt










Eat to Live or Eat an Oreo Cookie, That Is the Question

I wish I could eat an Oreo cookie

Saw one just the other day

It had orange filling in it for Halloween

This unholy craving is getting in my way

I wish I hated eating Oreo cookies

I wish this to be a passing threat

It’s been years since one has crossed my lips

And lately I can say, one hasn’t snared me yet

A brief interference in intelligent choices

Good sense will surely come back around

Amidst the call of mixed-up inner voices

A cacophony of cookies shall not bring me down

For now

Portabella dinner


Can I Get a Witness?

IMG_2683Incessant mental noise

casts a shadow

Is this true?

Observe it

and the static abates

freedom awaits

Are all problems illusions?

Like Eckhart Tolle said?

Some of them feel damn real to me

rattling in my head

Stop cluttering up the place

believing problem-making thoughts

Deal with it

should a situation arise.

On occasion,

do nothing

See if it resolves

without fierce and frantic fixes

Can I get a witness?



Missing Summer


October Sky in Kalamazoo

IMG_2813What a beautiful day it was

What a beautiful day it will be

and I get to be here

to see these things

right here

right now

What are the odds of that?

Don’t want to miss it

or worry it away





Today was John Lennon’s birthday.   Wish he were here.  He provided a good perspective.  I like that he seemed to be searching for some kind of truth and didn’t blindly follow the politically correct path.  Lennon_0168

Oh happy day

The day after my birthday

IMG_0737is basically just

October 8


the birthday ambiance