May 22, 2014

Meditation I’m really excited to read an article in the Spokesman-Review that three branches of the city library will have garden seeds to borrow. I’ve heard of Seed Libraries elsewhere in the country, but this is the first year Spokane has them. They’ve repurposed an old card catalog to hold vegetable seeds. Isn’t that a […]

May 15, 2014

Meditation So, yesterday. My son announced he’s dropping out of college because, strangely enough, partying all night doesn’t help get your homework done. Then I went to my afternoon sub call (I’m a school secretary and classroom aide) and arrived at the wrong school. While calling the right school to apologize, I found out I’d […]

May 8, 2014

Meditation We’ve all heard of Indian Summers, when warm weather lingers even after the first frost. Well, around here we have a similar phenomenon in the spring. I don’t want to insult a large portion of my neighbors, so let’s just call it a False Spring. Starting around April 15th and continuing until May 15th, […]

May 1, 2014

Meditation A beautiful transformation is under way. All winter long, my fair city has been a gray asphalt wasteland where Ponderosa pines stood vigil. So tall and straight, like policemen in uniforms of solemn green. Beautiful, but hardly joyful. They’ve watched over the long winter nights. Now, at last, the other trees are waking to […]