The Clear and Present

  • June 07, 2017 June's Whirligig

    This will truly be a letter this time, albeit scattered, possibly without pictures nor any kind of pleasant format like previous notes , because life has been...

  • May 05, 2017 May's Palette

    In the northern hemisphere, we're awash with lush color - how quickly it turns from beige to neon!

  • April 07, 2017 April Openings

    Gradually all is opening here in the Midwest. I can see bits of color and it did snow twice (at least) after the forsythia bloomed! We're safe now, right?!

  • March 07, 2017 March Illumination

    This month we get lighter later here in the U.S., though metaphorically we still may be in the dark about what exactly is going on and what to d...

  • February 09, 2017 February Query

    As 2017 whirls on, it seems we're entertaining more questions than answers.

  • January 07, 2017 January Lemniscates

    Here we are at 2017, after the *whooooossh* of the holidays, after feeling both connected and upended at the same time. We're on the brink of something new, yet how much has changed with the official ...

  • December 16, 2016 December Peace and Pieces

    Dear Ones, this is how I began this letter to you at the beginning of the month, right before we drove to Colorado. We were scrambling to get ready so I neither finished the poem nor the letter. And n...

  • November 07, 2016 November Honesty

    We're being teased here with warm weather amidst the golden light. I still spot small fish in the dwindling creeks and praying mantis on the park paths.

  • October 10, 2016 October Passage

    The leaves are just starting to turn in the Midwest and the nights offer a bit more chill. Golden change is in the air...

  • September 09, 2016 September Liminality

    September is a favorite month of the year for many. A new schedule, the best light, the most comfortable temperatures, the prettiest weather. It can be a clear crossover into a new chapter.