Puzzling It Out

By Dianne Moritz You go along in life, putting the pieces together, one by one. Like a jigsaw puzzle, sometimes they fit snuggly: bird on a nest, sweet peas on a trellis. Then, just when you think you’re ready for the next piece, you lose it under the tablecloth or discover it’s all wrong...cloud cover … Continue reading Puzzling It Out

Ode to the Beach

By Dianne Moritz   Oh, to walk on the beach these spring afternoons. To enjoy lapping waves, and slide down big dunes. To watch sea birds playing, hear loud seagulls' squawks. To spot pretty seashells, crabs, clams, osprey hawks. To exult in fresh air, feel mist on my face. Oh, to take a beach walk, … Continue reading Ode to the Beach

LOVE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD INSIDE: kids talk love

By Dianne Moritz   Kids are innocent.  Kids are cute. Kids are eloquent.  Talk to them. Ask them questions. You’ll find that kids always have an answer, a charming take on just about any subject.       Prompted by me, with a bit of help from Charles Schultz and the Peanuts Gang, I offer this pint-sized point-of-view … Continue reading LOVE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD INSIDE: kids talk love

FUN AND GAMES AT THE WILD ROSE CAFE

A villanelle by Dianne Moritz   Sitting here in this funky Wild Rose Cafe, where there’s twenty-seven words for cool, women preen and dream, while men look down, masking boredom on their handsome faces. It’s all too obvious you’d have to laugh were needs for connection not so great.   When you suggested we go … Continue reading FUN AND GAMES AT THE WILD ROSE CAFE

Just Another Night Of Country Dancing

By Dianne Moritz They come dressed like real dudes: faded Levis, tooled leather boots, silver concha belts, hair slicked back under cowboy hats, raring to Boot Scootin’ Boogie.   They sashay over, heels clacking on the wax tongue-n-groove, offer out a callused hand, swing you through the rowdy crowd, singing “Achy, Breaky Heart,” confident they’ll … Continue reading Just Another Night Of Country Dancing