A little silliness

The Ballad of the Nightstand

A short ballad, crafted while I have a cold.

A Silly Story for a Saturday

Photo by David McElwee on I've been on my Spring Break this week. In teacher life, this is a week to catch up on the ever-snowballing list of things that need to be done at home, in my other work for Learning Without Scars, as well as a tiny bit of time for self-care. … Continue reading A Silly Story for a Saturday


Mirth is a happy surprise the sudden explosion of joy interrupting the mundane the day-to-day to set us to a new vibration light and bright bringing the sun within - Caroline A. Slee


Photo by La Miko on Our sense of play must take the lead and lift our days into laughter - Caroline A. Slee

Rituals #wwwblogs

There is always a spooky magic to be feared those mystic rituals that invoke terror ~ All whispered in rumors hyped in suggestion a hint that witches might live among us ~ Ritual is practice simplicity itself the small ceremony we have to create joy: The morning coffee, the quiet hours, the blank pages filled … Continue reading Rituals #wwwblogs

The Poetry of Irritation

The endless countdown of insomnia whispering the hours of rest ahead if I only "go to sleep now" Drowning in the early hours by neighboring chain saws and leaf blowers Idle wishes that spellcraft could transform me waking dreams of hibernation and life in a remote forest cave The clash of arguing teens, at unholy … Continue reading The Poetry of Irritation


For every sneeze A game of who to blame: The dog who wakes me at all hours Reversing her days and nights; a schedule in flux for the season's festivities. What culprit I may find For my body succumbing Will switch in coming days As I bemoan my fate Miserable on the couch Marveling at … Continue reading Whining