Wednesday, January 6, 2010


you will always be seventeen to me
playing every instrument in the band
tomato sauce on any kind of food
at the computer or shooting hoops
heading to the beach with Dad
snorkeling with your sister
caring for your tropical fish
catching butterflies
and letting them go

Friday, January 1, 2010

two thousand and nine

we lived in tropical thailand
i learned more about myself
than i have before
removed from many touchstones
and safety nets
close friends and family
it has been hot and humid
challenging and exotic
lonely and overwhelming at times
overall though, it was a good year