Tag Archives: Inspiration

“but the rain is full of ghosts tonight” – Vol. 40 (LIT)

“So many things I would have done / But clouds got in my way.” – Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a special mix of Words on love, regret, longing, and aging. Or in other words, life. We hope you enjoy the selections. If you spot a favorite, or have one […]

“is this a message, finally, or just another day?” – Vol. 38

Good morning and a Happy Weekend to you all! Summer is in full swing around here–though I know for many, Winter is howling and moaning its chilly call. No matter your weather, hopefully this totally random mix of words will bring some sunshine to your soul while you’re reading. This weekend’s randomness comes mostly from […]

“My hair is being pulled by the stars again” – Vol. 36 (LIT)

“I warned you clearly An omnivorous poet, I eat everything.” – Elvira Riveiro Tobío, from “Carnia Haikai“ We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a potpourri of words; a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but when mixed together, go down pretty smoothly. We hope you enjoy the selections. Have […]

Words, Words, Words (and an announcement) – Vol. 35

This week’s selections are a sampling of some of the most popular posts we’ve run at our daily Words site, Words for the Year. Are you following us there yet? It’s one post per day (sometimes two if both Jennie and I post), usually a poem or a quote. It’s a low-key, no-pressure site; comments and […]

The Cat’s Meow – Vol. 34

“They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, “Can he name a kitten?” ~Samuel Butler *** Since last week was for the Birds, what better topic for this week than Cats? Since birds and cats go together like, well, like, Sylvester and Tweety. As dogs chase […]

Three Little Birds – Vol. 33

“Now comes the long blue cold. And what shall I say but that some bird in the tree of my heart is singing.” ~ Mary Oliver, Red Bird: Poems *** This weekend, bird, bird, bird … bird is the word. Or is it birds are the Words? Is a bird in the hand really worth two […]

“Sin and love and fear are just sounds” – Vol. 32 (LIT)

“I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words.” – Virginia Woolf, Diaries Volume One 1915-1919  We visit the new Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a potpourri of words; a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but when mixed together, go down […]

There I Go, Rising (a tribute to Maya Angelou) – Volume 31

I learned a valuable lesson from Dr. Maya Angelou, one that helps me look at myself–and others–through the eyes of pragmatic compassion: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”  Her death saddens me beyond (my own) words. Funny how it is her own words that now […]

We Are The Art ~Vol. 30

Stand up for what is beautiful, Give it up for the ones that try. Oh the art is the reason that we came here, Take a bow together we fight. *** Hi everyone and welcome to this weekend’s Words, which is all about we the artists! Now some of you are thinking “but wait, I’m […]

Long Island Iced Tea – Volume 29 (LIT)

Welcome to the first Long Island Iced Tea edition of Words. The weather is warming up (for most of us), and what else tastes as good as a tall glass of iced tea on a warm day? … Long Island Iced Tea, of course. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and […]