Hello Poppet!


Deep Thought, Dreams, Flight Plan, Life, love

Think of this wide expanse we call life. Suppose reality was like a sheet and you and I are ‘shapes’ popping up in this sheet. We are like sock puppets –  Shakespeare could’ve been a little more specific – All the world is a stage, and we are merely sock puppets.

September 21, 2011

End of Day 1


Life, love, Poems, You

We have these bi-weekly learning sessions at work – and what someone is taking up next week is ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ – and as so often before, synchronicity touches my life again. The chapter assigned to me for preparation and discussion is chapter 2 – Begin with the end in mind. […]

February 22, 2008

The End


Friends, Life, love, Memories, self portrait

I was reading this book last night. It had this conversation between an old couple. Talking about what they should have done. And could have done. And the chances they didn’t take. And it’s something I have talked about before. And wondered about too, what is really important to you? When you are sitting on […]

February 20, 2008

Rilke on Love


books, love, Movies, relationships

Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language’s greatest 20th century poets. His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety — themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets. […]

September 14, 2007

First Love


Humor, love, Narcissism, relationships, self portrait, Soccer

The earliest memory I have of her is from ’82 or so (yeah, I am ancient – that’s where all the wisdom comes from) – someone in my society introduced me to her. The first meeting did not leave a very strong impression and I didn’t expect her to become what she means to me […]

May 22, 2007

Visceral response


dream woman, love, relationships, self portrait

When St was born, the “Goddess of Love” was in Taurus the Bull…proverbially, the most stubborn of the twelve signs. So, does St have a thing for rigid, dogmatic people? The real point here is that St responds in a viscerally romantic way to people who take PROMISES very “stubbornly” indeed…individuals who radiate a kind […]

May 21, 2007