Waking Up With Cozumel

I like to watch a town come to life. It begins Cozumel around 5:30 am and it starts slow. A hotel sees of a pilot in the dark and another car goes by 2 or 3 minutes later. Around 6 am a man in an unrecognizable uniform that has orange reflective bands pushes a large…

Routine Spontaneity

That pivotal moment… do i work out? Do I work? Do I immerse myself in whatever bad news is coming out of Washington? Do I go back to sleep? Do I sit quietly in a room with my thoughts for the day? Am I doing that now? Routine saves me from all of those choices….

The Hope Garden

Any morning can have hope. Any person can have hope. Getting the two to align is the real trick. I have spent many mornings running into things, feeling overwhelmed, wondering what happened to my hope. Wondering if I could manufacture it from a memory that I had of hope from the night before. The answer…

Catch 22 Day

Everybody is up so I am up. The dogs are up. The kids are up. So I am up. There was a time when I slept until I didn’t like sleeping anymore and that is a time a barely remember. I think it was fraught with indecision and loneliness. Maybe it was a terrible time…

It May Rain

It rainsĀ on the sunniest days and sometimes it looks like rain and never breaks. The memory and understanding of these are the things balance us. I miss ease sometimes but never knew it when it was upon me. I am stronger now than I was but I felt much stronger before. Knowledge takes away certainty…

Morning Poem From Haiti

The morning needs the sun. The sun debuts then and the life that depends on it rises to remember a purpose from the previous day and build a new one for the day to come.  I am that life and I bathe in purpose to start my day or I will always long for the…

Incessant Morning Tweeting

Birds sing beautifully in the morning and this morning on the barrier islands of Georgia is no exception. I am sure there are plenty of evolutionary reasons. Mating, warning others of danger, or just generally chatting. Some mornings though it feels as if they are trying to sound happy. Could they be like us?  There are…