Monday, February 28, 2011

Notes From the Gean is out with two of my haiga

Hit enter at Notes From the Gean, then go to haiga. I have two, so hit 'next' under my first one to see the second. While you're there, go through the journal. It's a good issue!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Haiku for the day and......democracy moves onward in the middle east

his toes...
little piggies

Challenge: Write a haiku involving children. Your own. Someone else's. Your own childhood.
Still in the news, and even more exciting, Egypt has become a role model for people power all over the middle east. Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has kept us to date with his on the scene reporting. Here's the beginning of his recent article:

Delirious Joy in Bahrain

BAHRAIN — There’s delirious joy in the center of Bahrain right now. People power has prevailed, at least temporarily, over a regime that repeatedly used deadly force to try to crush a democracy movement. Pro-democracy protesters have retaken the Pearl Roundabout – the local version of Tahrir Square – from the government. On a spot where blood was shed several days ago there are now vast throngs kissing the earth, chanting slogans, cheering, honking and celebrating. People handed me flowers and the most common quotation I heard was: “It’s unbelievable!”

Read the rest HERE at his blog

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I Am Sailing Rod Stewart

This was popular about the time I sailed down the east coast in my 22 foot sloop. I remember when we came down the East River and past the statue so this brings back many memories. In a forward shot you can see Sandy Hook where we anchored that night before going down the Jersey Coast. And the towers are still there.

This is day three of a sodden cold. Tissues are scattered everywhere and the bones of my face ache. This vicarious sail means a lot.

UPDATE: This video was removed from YouTube. I hope some of you saw it before it disappeared!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Eh yi yi...the pathologist has already looked at the four growths taken off yesterday morning and ALL ARE BENIGN. That means no more digging around on my face, ear or scalp, no more appointments on these. Now when I get rid of the headache from being shot up by one of the 'caine' family of meds to deaden, which I can't handle, I'll celebrate!

Now to get through my first speech therapy session tomorrow morning. My busy 'social' calendar!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Half-way through February Haiku a Day

These are my haiku so far. I look at about half of them as drafts to come back to later and make better.

a chill
weaves through my bones
weather or ghosts?
feb 1

our lawn pelted
by powderpuff blooms
feb 2

one mouse's life
cut short today
cat snack
Feb 3

voiceless again ...
a song in my heart
waits to be sung
Feb 4

the kitchen
seems ten miles away today
broken wings
Feb 5

our lips
still almost touching
that forgotten photograph
feb 6

my mother's scent
almost washed away
her old jacket
Feb 8

piggy-backed safely
down the dark hall for breakfast
the ghost donkey waits...
feb 9

the plaintive cry
of a blues guitar...
RIP Gary Moore
Feb 10
Fantastic blues guitarist died Sunday night of a heart attack

fish going to school
in Bermuda today
my bare hook
Feb 11-

over her blue pigtails
that naughty inkwell!
Feb 12
(I came after inkwells but the holes for them were still in our grammar school desks and we heard many stories of what little boys did with theirs before us:-)

arm in arm
on this bench by the sea
wed three decades today
Feb 13

curly-haired girl
showing off her cards...
you slip me yours
Feb 14

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Today is our thirtieth wedding anniversary

Not up to going out but we watched a movie together and ordered a nice meal. It was a good day.

Still no voice so I had to communicate with notes and hand signals yet again today. I was hoping for a change for the better by now, but...

Thursday, February 03, 2011

February is Write a Haiku a Day Month

Has anyone else been doing this among my blog readers? Haiku in the comments are welcome!

I'll post my first two and some selected ones again at the end of the month:

a chill
weaves through my bones
weather or ghosts?

feb 1

our lawn pelted
by powderpuff blooms


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I Was The One. This was one of the first 45's I owned by Elvis and wore it down to the groove!

For any of you who've never seen a 45 record, look below the video for an image on an old player :-)

This was the other one I nearly wore out. It's not live, unfortunately.
I want you, I need you, I love you.