Durable Happiness

“RESEARCH OFFERS HOPE FOR THOSE SEEKING DURABLE BOOST IN HAPPINESS.”  That’s the title of an article I clipped from the paper this summer.  I don’t think I’ve ever clipped a newspaper article, but I saved this one.  Because in this piece, I learned the secret of people who are able to sustain happiness after an … Continue reading Durable Happiness

Haiku from the Porch

I awake deep in the night; moonlight bathes the garden emerald leaves flutter, gentle in morning light; warm waft of coffee soft sighs in the treetops swell and recede – a gathering breeze squirrels chatter and chirp, tossing gnawed hickory husks from high branches a white butterfly alights, shady maple leaf cool on its feet … Continue reading Haiku from the Porch

Haiku from the road

Emerald fields of waist-high corn glitter in the sun abandoned highway – a bleached ribbon draped across the hills mossy shoulders rise from the earth: Appalachia eruption of cheers from the back seat – a mountain! molehills of mustard buttons – wildflowers in the sun noon sun paints fluttering leaves in apple green pink blush … Continue reading Haiku from the road