Education & Experience

“Education is when you read the fine print.   Experience is what you get if your don’t”  Pete Seeger Sometimes I have time to read the fine print and sometimes my only available option is to embrace experience as a teacher. Pete Seeger used the power of song to inspire peace.  His protest music in support…

A Poet’s Inspiration

When I think of a poet’s capacity to synthesize complex concepts into a single sentence or a few words, I am curious about where their insight comes from. When you dig into the poet’s background there is always a source of inspiration. Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) was awarded the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The…

Flower or Weeds?

Sometimes I prefer weeds to flowers, even when they bear thorns.  It seems to me that the thorns protect the flowers so that they can embrace the sunshine without fear of being picked.   Something to think about…. I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not…

Our Planet…

“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” Quoted in Time (original author unknown)

Summer Rain…

This morning, the newspaper said that summer was coming to Vancouver next week.  The gloominess would be dispelled – at last!  I’ve never thought that rain was a harbinger of gloom.  I rather like the rain and so do flowers…     “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with…

Yellow

“I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” Conor Mullen Oberst