Sunday, June 29, 2014

On Leaving Tarboro

Leaving Tarboro

Was a little like getting out of jail.
I wonder what is going to become of this little town?
Seems like it's on its way down.

But I'm out now, out!
And free!
To seek, to learn, write poetry.
And what else...
That's the way
to share the message.
I guess
I'm blessed

to be in Durham,
based on 

The people I've met,
the things I've done.
And what I'd like to do.
Help at the Nasher
or maybe with a school.
Join a writer's group.
Now that would be cool.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thought for the Day

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.

― Swami Sivananda 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hello, Durham!

     I did it!  The move is over.  I moved into my new apartment on Monday, June 9th, the day after my birthday.  Some things have been hard, missing Annie, for example.  But then again, I don't miss cleaning up cat litter.  And she's happy in her new home.

     Family were extremely helpful in getting me moved in.  Of course, I had too much stuff.  The microwave, the Duncan Phyfe table, and the round revolving table were all taken by Katie to her Sweet Redemptions store.  I may re-claim the Duncan Phyfe table.  It is REALLY old.

     Amanda preached this morning on pornography.  I thought of Carolyn and what she must have gone through.  Then it was over to Whole Foods for lunch:  Qunioa, beets. salad, cantalop.   Yum!
Dinner was at Whole Foods also.  Dinner was at Whole Foods also:  edame, beets, hummus, what else???  Went to see Chef with Neill.  Delightful movie.   Retiring now for the evening.

Memories of James L. Hymes, Jr.

When my son was just one, I travelled to Juneau to an early childhood conference and hear James Hymes speak.  It was unforgettable!  He helped form my philosophy to dealing with children.

He wrote this book in 1994, just two years before he died