Hey. Hey! The Universe is Talking to You.

I handed the crumpled piece of notebook paper to my first-grade teacher.  It wasn’t homework or an assignment.  It was just something I wrote, while sitting in the rumble seat of my parent’s Buick station wagon.  “Oh my God; this is a poem”, she said.  Something about the lightness of day and the darkness of … Continue reading Hey. Hey! The Universe is Talking to You.

Guilt, Worry, and Our Best Laid Plans

“The best laid plans of mice and men go often askew and leave us nothing but grief and pain”. In 1785, Scottish poet, Robert Burns wrote, “To a Mouse”, addressing the small creature as a fellow mortal.  In the poem, a farmer’s plow ruins this mouse’s nest in December, at the crack of winter.  He … Continue reading Guilt, Worry, and Our Best Laid Plans