"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." -Shing Xiong *** "Do not go where the path may lead; instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson *** "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget." -G. Randolf *** "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -E.M. Forster *** "Imagnination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world." -Albert Einstein *** Defintion of Suburbia: A place where they cut down trees and name streets after them. -(Unknown, found on sticker) :p *** "A lie goes halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." -Winston Churchill***"Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly." -Louis Ginsberg ***"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Buber

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Satisfaction, Shared (a poem)

Satisfaction, Shared
Written June 18th, 2013

The pit was filled briefly.
Alas, now emptier
Than before.
How foolish of me;
I curl up in the sheets.

He says nothing,
Although he must sense
My disappointment.
He only has time
To ponder his own contentment.

He has no touches for me
Why would he?
His touches are fulfilled
But I, I am
I was filled materially
But drained emotionally.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Come Home to You (a poem)

Come Home to You
Written on June 12th, 2013
When I was a child

In days I cannot remember

I dreamt of planting flowers on the moon
As I looked up into the night sky
In early September.

I envisioned a career in agriculture
Working long, gratifying days,
I dreamt of artistry and sculpture
A menagerie of colors and paints.
As a veterinarian, I would mend and heal
Make loving pets out of the sick and faint.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hear the Thunder (a poem)

Hear the Thunder
Written April 9th, 2013
Can you hear the thunder roar
Pounding loud on your door?
Rain, rain, dances aground,
Lightning flashes without a sound
The storm will knock your door down.

Can you hear the thunder growl
As the wind rushes by with a howl?
Rain, rain, lashes in the fray
Lightning darts across the grey
The storm will sweep your house away.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Viridorari Has Arrived! (Informational Post)

Viridorari Has Arrived!
Written March 14th, 2013

The name Viridorari, meaning "to become green" in Latin, was voted as the name of my new environmental blog. Thank you to everyone who brainstormed names, along with those of you that came out to vote! I really appreciate the support and the positive reception I have received about my new endeavor!

Tomorrow, my blog will kick off with its first post, which will be up by 6pm! Saturday will bring the first Green Challenge to your computer screens, also by 6pm. The blog's web address is viridorari.blogspot.com 

I have set up a new email specifically for Viridorari- you can contact me with questions, comments, concerns, and ideas at viridorari@yahoo.com This is also the place to go if you want to contact me about becoming one of my weekly guest writers!

I'm so happy that this is about to take off, and I can't wait to help myself and all of you become healthier human beings, for our benefit, for the benefit of those around us, and for the benefit of the environment!  

See you tomorrow!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Environmental Blog! (informational post)

Hey everyone!
Thanks for coming out to vote! I'm really excited to kick this blog off and I can't wait to have a name for it! I gathered lots of great ideas from several people, and out of about twenty variations I chose nine of my favorites, which are available for you to vote on in the sidebar of the blog's main page. Thank you to everyone who offered me name ideas!
Here are the final choices:

  • Earthfit
  • Be the Green
  • Green and Supreme
  • Living the Green Life
  • Greentastic Bytes
  • Mission Greentastic
  • Viridorari (Latin for "to become green.") My personal favorite :)
  • Move Greenward
  • Put Your Best Foot Greenward

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Box (a poem)

The Box
Written January 2nd, 2013
In my house, there is a box.
The box is mine, and in it I hide
When the house gets too loud
Filled with shouts and tension
Gossip and anger
When it’s too much on the outside
I shut the door on my box
And fill it with tears.

But it’s just cardboard
Very flimsy, very thin
Through its paper walls
I can still hear the agitated din.
Turn up music
Stuff cotton in my ears
Even when it’s quiet
I can still feel the scars
From all the dysfunctional years.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

First Snow (a poem)

First Snow
Written December 1st, 2012
Morning light blinding bright
Through a frost crackled window
Split the shades; could it be?
Tufts of grass sprinkled across a white sea
Trees gently frosted like cakes
Sugar snow layered over frozen arms
Icy fingers reaching for a dappled cloudy sky