Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn on a Misty Morning

A dozen shades of prairie grass
cast their colors
between the bare tans of dirt Continue reading

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Thomas Alva Appleseed

It’s not the first failure of my life, not the first time an idea was better than the result. Lord willing, it won’t be the last. Continue reading

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Data Driven Decision Making

Any time that we do things that make people feel noticed, valued and appreciated, we contribute to making our place a better place to work. Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Hurt Kind

Focusing on our hurts nearly always makes them seem greater. Going on with the better parts of life frequently makes them seem less awful. Continue reading

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An Appreciation

Sometimes in the shadows of an open door,
we see something that we have never seen before,
or have seen a thousand times
and never noticed. Continue reading

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Negative Opportunity

You will have at least one chance today,

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From Weed to Flower

Funny how blooms turn weeds into wildflowers, isn’t it? Continue reading

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A Gentle Calling

long threads of red and pink
bleed along the lines of clouds,
incredibly smooth streaks low to the earth,
streaming northward above the thin strip of clearing. Continue reading

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Foreign Trade

ohnson Grass, kudzu, starlings and those huge water rats known as “nutria.”

This is the short list off the top of my head of great import ideas run amok. Continue reading

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Seasonal Thoughts

I note with some sadness
how early the darkness
comes already in the evening Continue reading

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