Scrapings of the Brain Pan: Favorite Robert Frost Journal Notes and Quotes

Miles to Go

I copied down a few “lessor known” morsels of Robert Frost’s brain dribble (or as he called it, “Scrapings of the Brain Pan”) from one of his published journals a few years ago and it happened across my desk this week as I moved little slips of paper from pile to pile. The little things […]

Beatitudes for Parents

What a Friend we Have in Jesus

I get a lot of junk mail, email, and information pushed at me as a blogger and homeschool mom – and let’s face it – as a human being. This week, however, as I got ready to trash another newsletter I didn’t have time to read, a date caught my eye in small print. 1895. […]

When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall

A Texas Fall

I miss the Arkansas leaves this time of year. Texas trees never know what to wear in Autumn. We are lucky to get a couple of weeks at Thanksgiving with reds and yellows; unless you count the few yards where some brave soul has dared to plant a more showy tree and has taken the […]

Poetry and Pictures: Harm No Living Thing

Pipe Vine Swallowtail Caterpillar

“Just because I am different from you – please do not harm me”… says the dangerous looking caterpillar. Wouldn’t it be grand if everyone truly believed in not harming other living things? Life is precious. Hurt No Living Thing Hurt no living thing: Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing, Nor cricket chirping cheerily, […]

Landinvitations of the Seller

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This post was inspired by the book of Lamentations in the Bible. It’s a bible-ish spoof on the woes of trying to sell a house while you are already practically living in another city (as the bank account dwindles). I wrote it in June of 2005 while we were trying to sell our home for […]

Little Hearts – a Parenting Poem

Last week we moved like sunlight on ripples of water – flickers of light, moving and changing. Hardly a moment of stillness. We visited grandma’s house, had a family of 7 stay with us for a few days, had a grandparent over for dinner, went on a couple of field trips, visited with blog and […]