our part.


“love football – hate racism”

well done.


“ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year.

ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term.

ours is the struggle of a lifetime,

or maybe even many lifetimes,

and each of us in every generation must do our part.”

-*john lewis


*John Lewis was an American politician, civil rights leader, and Medal of Freedom awardee who served in the House of Representatives from 1987 until his death in 2020.

i’ve got the music in me…


(not me, and i don’t have a dog, but how i imagine many passengers react (inside) to my car singing)


during my weekday commutes

i spend my time

listening to books, radio, podcasts


singing along to a wide range of music

with mixed reviews.

“music doesn’t get in. music is already in. music simply uncovers what is there, makes you feel emotions that you didn’t necessarily know you had inside you, and runs around waking them all up. a rebirth of sorts.”

-matt haig, how to stop time





photo credit: google images




the kinder were literally jumping for joy

when watching the wind spin the pinwheels on the grass!

jumping for joy – leaping-for-joy (japanese)

 躍り上がる (odoriagaru: to spring up, leap to one’s feet) to leap + up.


in early june.


after 3 years

my little stick

left untouched

given time and space

has grown into

a baby peony tree

 well worth the wait

for its very first bloom.


“in early june, the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”

-john steinbeck



painted rocks left on a tree stump in our courtyard

our science teacher

retiring after many years

has lovingly hand painted

180-ish unique and detailed rocks

one for each of the children in our early childhood  program

all having to do with science, nature, kindness, joy

our children were absolutely thrilled

with this lovely legacy.

meraki is doing something with total love, and pure soul.

it is leaving a little piece of yourself in your creative work.

(greek origin)



push the button.


i had one job.

push the button

so the blog will post

just noticed now

13-14 hours later

so here it is

i pushed the button.



“you push the button, we’ll do the rest.”

-*george eastman

*George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company

and helped to bring the photographic use of roll film into the mainstream.

noble art.



agenda for the last sunday of may:

leave things undone


“besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.

the wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”

-lin yutang






may, 2023, barton nature area, ann arbor, michigan, usa