Monday Movie

“The Pelican Brief”. I read the book and saw the movie years ago, but you might find it relevant today. It is currently available on Netflix. It stars Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts.


Wintergirls Sidlak


Socks of wool

Pulled up tight and stuffed

In huge black galoshes trimmed with fur

Giggling small girls bundle up to go sledding

Dressed and ready to attack white mountain snow.


Cheeks of red

Cold mittened hands clapping warmth

Tired legs again climb to the top

Shrill shouts of laughter as down they swiftly glide

Two winter girls sledding under gray white clouds.


WordPress Blues

I woke up this mornin’

Had nothing to lose

Opened the iPad

Start the WordPress blues

When it’s early in the mornin’

I read by app on my phone

It seems to recognize me with

A completely different tone

I push the like, it opens

To somethin’ you have written

You know I love you bloggers

Your words just have me smitten

I got the WordPress blues

It’s happenin’ again

Everythin’ disappears

After I push send.

Write a comment, push reply

Takes the info, disappears

It’s killin’ me baby,

Will you dry my tears?

It’s killin me baby, I guess crying ain’t no use

I keep tryin’, they keep comin’,

Those old WordPress blues.


Play them blues, boys!



Word of the Day: Random

A completely random happening, the tiny fisherman fell. Placing the teetering man back in his spot, brings memories of when my children had grandfathers. Beside the art object stands a frame displaying a photograph of him holding my oldest son as an infant. Some may say these are dusty knickknacks, but I choose to look at them, and be reminded of gone-by days.

And then you wonder, in a breezeless room, if the occurrence was a brief greeting.


Country Morning

Branches of light lick the corners of the bed, as dawn brings us the morning sun. The imminent rhythm of early chores, preparing breakfast, coffee percolator popping, and the oven door closing till cranberry muffins are baked.

The inner single fireplace log sounds reluctant cracks as the icy wood meets the flame. No time to mince the splendor of the morning routine. Rise and shine.