So, amidst the scribbling of poetry in October, I started to think once again about pursing my Master’s Degree in Library Science, something I had considered several years ago but just couldn’t make the logistics of work, kids, and traveling for weekend classes a viable reality.
But now is the time. I’m heading back. Given the deadline for the application, I abandoned my poetry challenge after Day 23 to focus on getting the application and all the supplemental bits submitted on time.
I’m rearranging my life in a few ways to make this happen, but I’m committed to seeing it all the way through.
Starting in December, one of those little rearrangements will likely be taking a hiatus from working on this blog. I may pop on from time-to-time to post about my progress or offer up some advice, but for the most part, this will be a quiet realm.
Thanks for following along. See you soon.
Elizabeth N. Love
If you haven’t taken advantage of ADVANCED VOTING* like I have, your last opportunity to make a difference in this year’s presidential election is TOMORROW (November 8th)!
No Excuses! If you are an American citizen**, not matter how you got here, it is your right to vote, so no one can tell you can’t. Not your boss, not your neighbor, not some blubberhead on television who doesn’t even know you. Polls will be open all day. Be sure to take a photo ID.
And it isn’t just about POTUS. You may also be voting on retaining judges, sales tax increases, bond issues, county commissioners, state representatives. . . and so many other IMPORTANT issues and offices that directly affect YOU. Local elections matter, too.
Need to know where to go? Contact your county election office or check the internet!
*Where available. Advanced voting let’s you vote when it is convenient in your schedule. I voted on October 30th while I was waiting for my broken phone to be repaired. A good use of my time.
**For those of you outside the United States, be sure to vote at your next election!
Old pieces of the puzzle of life,
Bits faded and edges ragged.
Uneven, they’ve lost their fit.
They fall away, many forgotten.
New pieces, crisp edges,
Adding to the unknown image,
With an unknown edge.
A puzzle without a picture.
Blue screen of death
Blue, blue, blue
And no return
Total reset required
(Thank you Backup!)
Clean the slate
Start fresh like it is
Four years ago
Clear away the tech detritus
What did I really lose?
Great horned owl hooting
Echoed by a dark partner
Nocturne of the wild
City east, farm west
The edge of suburbia
Edges blur when the owl
Speaks to me across the dark
Ancient water pressed into rock
Markings of a billion years
Time unknown before the clock
Ticked inanely in our ears
Ancient water, once it flowed
Across these plains now hot and dry
The same hot sun has always glowed
In the same brilliant and bold blue sky
Ancient water springing anew
The same water all Earth life has shared
Cleanse the world, wash my view
Bring solace to all life repaired
Ancient water, the cycle repeats
From life to sea to sky and down
Future times and travelers meet
Drape Mother Earth in her watery gown