Thank you, Breanna, for your comments after this perod of time. Thank you even more for your thoughts. I agree that this period of time seems to be stranger than ever. But. then, when I think about that, I'm not sure it's true for me. I have the advantage (or disadvantage, you decide) of being older than you are. That is not meant that I claim any greater wisdom than what you've acquired so far, I simply mean that I've been exposed to more periods of all kinds of unrest. That means I have more occasions to realize and say, "This (fill in the blank) reminds me of...(now fill in this blank). For example, after hearing about Covid-19 virus constantly in the news, I remembered being a small child and being warned about the Polio virus. I've thought about writing an article about it, but i"ve also thought about extending my ideas and, more to the point, my feelings from this poem. I know better, Breanna, I know that thinking and writing are not the same thing....so it's time (again) for me to stop thinking too much and start writing again. BTW, I love your work!

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.