by the light

for the past few nights, we've had this very bright moon.


doll in the cake

I was reminded this year, by the attentions of my friends & family,
of how lucky I am, to have them help me to celebrate my birthday. even when I'm not all that thrilled by another birthday.

(above, a birthday past. two chubby-cheeked, sun-tanned children. with a special cake made by a great-aunt, which only had the top half of the doll (no legs). I remember being disappointed, when realizing the doll wasn't really a doll, but just a cake decoration.)

thank you.



storms, poppies & peonies, planting seeds, wearing flip-flops, strawberries out of the garden, feeling sun on skin, open windows, night breezes to sleep to.
gifts with the mail. and zwiebach & coffee, followed by a walk on the farm.

 may is a good month for a birthday.


my poppies

are blooming. prettily.


a.word.a.day ockham's razor

Ockham's razor

(OK-ehmz RAY-zuhr)

noun: The maxim that the simplest of explanations is more likely to be correct.

Ockham's razor states that "entities should not be multiplied needlessly". It's also called the principle of parsimony. It's the idea that other things being equal, among two theories the simpler one is preferable. Why razor? Because Ockham's razor shaves away unnecessary assumptions. Ockham's razor has applications in fields as diverse as medicine, religion, crime, and literature. Medical students are told, for example, "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras."



I have an apricot tree in my backyard. Every year it blooms, but this is the first year it also produced fruit.
Last night's storm knocked a few into the grass.
But I may get a chance to eat just one.

The days are brighter. But the storms pass through often.

And I still feel like something is missing.


corner question

I'm feeling okay with not guessing what.