A Snap Quiz in Body Language

  A Snap Quiz in Body Language by David Wagoner Listen Online We can’t hear what they’re saying, but that man is holding that woman in his arms. Your assignment is to deduce their thoughts from what they do. They’ve left no apparent space between their bodies. It could be called a close embrace, but notice … Continue reading A Snap Quiz in Body Language


Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church by Emily Dickinson  Some keep the Sabbath going to church — I keep it, staying at Home — With a Bobolink for a Chorister — And an Orchard, for a Dome — Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice — I just wear my Wings — And instead of tolling … Continue reading EMILY DICKINSON’S BIRTHDAY

To take all things as they are

Homo est Machina


To take all things as they are
and adjust my life to what must be.
Then in this world I’ll go far
beyond what any eyes can see.

To say not one dishonest word
and avoid all sham and deceit.
Then my mind’s eye won’t be blurred
and life will seem more upbeat.

To make the most of my lonely hours
and quit day dreaming about the past.
Then I’ll tap into my hidden powers
and live my life with joy at last.

To do what no one has done before
but know that I’m like the rest.
Then I’ll find a cause to fight for
and live my life with zeal and zest.

But I take all things as they are not
and try to sink my inner ship.
Thus my efforts come to nought –
what a splendid ego trip!

*Painting “Small Girl Presenting Cherries” by John Russell,

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