My Wyoming and Colorado buddies would argue the point, but Michigan actually is the center of the universe. If you don’t believe me, read Timeless Fly Fishing on the Au Sable River, an article posted by Up North. But this is only one place in Michigan where you will find legendary, monumental beauty in nature, and blue ribbon trout water. Michigan is a great place for people who enjoy the outdoors–winter, spring, summer and fall.
I hope you enjoy “Holy Waters,” a haiku honoring one heckuva beautiful spot on God’s green earth. Continue reading
My 10-year-old Australian Shepherd Molly isn’t aggressive. She isn’t known as a “biter,” but she is adamant about fair labor laws for animals. On this Labor Day, she simply wants to be heard. So please hear her out as she expresses her wishes for justice throughout the animal kingdom. She hopes you enjoy Labor Laws for Dogs!
“Going through life without seeing a total eclipse of the sun would be like going through life without ever falling in love.”—Rick Fienberg
I thought about this guy’s quote (off and on) all morning. I heard the story on NPR. Fineberg is a press officer who works for the American Astronomical Society. His quote is also published in a story titled Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes.
Really? I guess it depends on what type of love into which you’re falling. I can confess to a fascination of natural cosmic anomalies—even a passing obsession. But I get it: Fienberg is comparing his love for nature with agape love. Or at least I’d like to think so. One thing for certain: I admire Fienberg’s passion. And don’t get me wrong: I relished the notion of getting to see today’s solar eclipse. I missed it but I’m not broken-hearted or disappointed in the least.
I know I’ll never fall in love with an object of nature, but what if I did? What if I fell in love with supernovae and black holes and eclipses of every kind? This is the notion (and passion) that drives this poem: Falling In Love. Continue reading