Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wax your surfboards, the blue wave is coming!


I didn't make it to Washington D. C. this year or Los Angeles either because I just got home from a writer's residency, but Ventura's  march did not disappoint. The title of this post was my favorite sign today, but I didn't get a photo of it due to the shifting mass of people. The blue wave, the blue wave, yes.

Other signs:














Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hoping for Words to Flow Like Water


Eureka Springs, Arkansas is the town that water built. Plaques mark the springs on Spring Street, and their entrances look like shrines, the stone arches set off with carefully manicured topiaries and pristine gravel paths bordered with plants. There are benches or stone tables where presumably once upon a time one might have been served the healing waters. Spring Street boasts bath houses that offer healing massages and steam rooms, and the sound of water singing in the limestone bluffs never seems far away.

I'm here to write, not bathe. But I know that words can also can also heal us.

Or dirty us. I'm trying to cut back a bit on reading our national news--or at least choose to read some things that offer a few drops of hope.