Tag Archives: celebration

blue sunbeams.


and michigan takes the win in the final second.

moving on to the sweet sixteen.

 the tears and the joy flow freely.

go blue.

‘tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.’

-hosea ballou






image credits: mlive.com –  mike mulholland











long after new years eve has passed

with their village nearly covered

in a frozen white blanket

the fairies leave behind signs

of a magnificent celebration.

“the fairies break their dances
 and leave the printed lawn.”

~a.e. housman

kindlfest/midnight madness.


at the annual ann arbor city-wide celebration

a wonderful band from russia plays live

and the crowd can’t get enough

with tons of warmth both inside and out

i may have agreed with a couple of little people

after a very fun evening

with daylight savings time in play

that it was ‘midnight’ 

as the bells chimed a different time.

“instead of hate, celebrate.”


it’s all funny.


a scene from the road rally in the sideways rain

leap frog in the park 

last night i told a joke to a woman at a comedy club, led a group of strangers in follow-the- leader in t.j. maxx, bought 60 cents of gas, got into a theater box office, danced the sugar plum fairy ballet and push it, had the zingerman’s staff sing happy birthday to me, tried to jam our team into one shopping cart, read a children’s book aloud to an adult in the library, found five different kinds of balls, secretly wrote crossword answers in the new york times and put it back, wore protective hockey gear, held a lobster, paid for a stranger’s purchase, ate as a group at taco bell, wore university of michigan gear that wasn’t mine, added my gum to a public wall art display, read incredible notes, shared food and drinks and blew out candles and it was a night to always be remembered.


sock monkeys vs. glitters vs. kwames

what a wonderful decade birthday celebration

thanks to all of you for every bit of it

it meant everything. 

“life goes by fast. enjoy it. calm down. it’s all funny.”

– joan rivers



at the nature center for grandie v’s 6th birthday celebration

the scientist helps us to measure our wingspans

before we take a stroll outside to find this beautiful bird

rescued and healing a broken wing

 whose wingspan we hope will return one day

and we are grateful to have our wings.

“happiness makes up for height for what it lacks in length.”

-robert frost