Tick Through

Tick tock, click goes the clock,

Easy day underway, no alarm, awaken as you may,

Wide open on all sides, step by step, so much to do, can do, should do, tick through, tick through.

Did, come what may, lots did, lots to say,

About so many things, points, ideas, dreams,

And struggle and pain and angst and uncertainty too,

Somehow easier on the particular day, even though all stacked, stacked upon, this and that, see it too,

What a day, now look back, see see, tick through, tick through.

Abbreviated: I Believe In Relationship

Relationship is fundamental for me.

If I’m not connected to the people and things around me I don’t feel settled;

If I’m in relationship, I feel at ease, grounded.

It’s been that way on the playground, the schoolyard, the classrooms, the teams, and the companies I’ve been a part of. Pretty well the whole of my life, my fundamental truth.

When I’m connected I’m at ease. When I’m in relationship I feel more complete. It’s part of my DNA, I think, interwoven.

And yet, the intimate, romantic relationship, it’s one I still puzzle on. How to make that work long-term, a lifetime?

I’m not sure. But I believe all the same.

Living With The Crazies

My crew, living with the crazies. 10, 8, 7. At times I get their names mixed up during the hustle and bustle of day to day.

They drive me a little koo-koo sometimes, but I know I do the same to them. That’s living together; that’s family.

They sing and dance and laugh and tell their tales, whole fantasy worlds, realities, all their own.

Living with the crazies. Learning lessons. Loving together. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lyrics Post: “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”(originally by Arrows), Joan Jett

All those years ago until now this song still rocks, this gal Joan Jett still rips it~

Was reminded of this recently when I heard my younger daughter singing this song. There’s renewed hope for humanity. : – )

“I saw him dancing there by the record machine
I knew he must have been about seventeen
The beat was going strong
Playing my favorite song
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till he was with me, yeah me
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till he was with me, yeah me

Singing, I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me
Ow!

He smiled, so I got up and asked for his name
But that don’t matter, he said, ’cause it’s all the same
He said, “Can I take you home
Where we can be alone?”
And next we were moving on, he was with me, yeah me
Next we were moving on, he was with me, yeah me

Singing, I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me
Ow!

He said, “Can I take you home
Where we can be alone?”
Next we’re moving on, he was with me, yeah me
And we’ll be moving on and singing that same old song, yeah with me

Singing, I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me”

Writer(s): Richards Jake Hooker, Sachs Allan Preston

Random GOOD

Get random good, got random good, take it when you get it, random good.

Insight from the unexpected side, unsure why, void of any pride,

Urning, churning through the day-to-day,

Then pause for a little random good, if it finds you, don’t pass it by,

Don’t look for it, just be open to it, it’ll come along,

Random GOOD.

Slow Day

After an Adventure Day, maybe a Slow Day is a good idea.

Nothing too fast, more pragmatic, low to the ground.

Each step taken without angst, expectation, trod on, one by one.

A little laundry, not finished,

A vacuum on the floor for a couple rooms,

Really hot, sprinkler runs on the front lawn, shorts wet, change in the doorway,

Park time, just a bit,

Hot dogs roast,

Dogs walk,

Fire drill (!) before bed,

17 check-ins before sleeping,

3 (?) fan complaints,

Then silence, then slumber,

Then alone, feeling alone, searching for the words to live by,

Striving for the words to live by, reaching, remembering, realigning to the purpose,

Reset for the week, reluctant for a bit, longer a little longer, then stretch,

NIGHT, NIGHT,

GOOD MORNING,

Let’s go,

Thankful for a slow day.

Honor Labor

Honor labor, honor labour, 1 May, First Monday in September, what ever you like.

The main point? Respect and gratitude and acknowledgment of the significant contributes of those who labor in all roles, and especially in those roles historically with less leverage, less power, in the workplace.

Let us work for equality and recognize the unique and valuable, critical contributions of all to progress and move forward.