SPROUTS

My tomato seedlings are growing their second set of true leaves, a sprouted mango pit needs to be put into soil, and the other night I dreamt about a former student, the only student I've ever had who I would still have said I disliked. Despite some unpleasantness with those who wanted grades rather than [...]

BEAUTY

The students in the high school where I taught are taking classes remotely. It seems like most people are doing things remotely these days, attending poetry readings, visiting with family, working. Some businesses have already announced permanent changes. They are closing, or intend to allow employees to continue working at a distance if they prefer. [...]

TWO EAGLES

There are eagles in the sky most days. All that beauty in the air. I pulled out my weaving: merino baby blankets, shawls, and lap-robes out of the tansu chest and stacked them up in a chair. Twenty-three—I turned the photo sideways so they would fit my screen. More than half these soft things have [...]

ARCHITECTURE + CHOCOLATE

My dad used to tell a story about his first job at a California aircraft company. The new head offices had a problem. The roof leaked on the President's desk and the famous architect who designed the structure refused to address the problem. "It's a work of art," he is supposed to have said. The [...]