April 2021

I am working on a playlist for the rest of my life. I am fond of saying that “X” marks the start, not the spot. I also love the expression, “Planning to start, not planning to finish.”  Retirement for me is not the end of something but the continuing beginning of every day I am…

The Real Work

Wendell Berry’s poetry is never very far from my consciousness. This poem resonates now as I contemplate a change in story. My story now, as I edge day-by-day toward “retirement,”  is a litany of this, “Well, that’s the last time I assign that or mark that or do that or share that.”   In Berry’s poetic…

  Saw Kim D’s poem here. Wanted to reciprocate with something more than a thumbs up or a like. I remixed her poem with diigo and etherpad Vernal not Viral (with thanks to Kim D for the original poem which appears here: https://thinkingthroughmylens.com/2021/04/02/spring-fever-npm-1/) A vernal virus,  the temperature in our ground is rising, warming by…