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Audibly [and shamelessly] Cheesy

It's a little after 6am: the best time of the day, methinks. "It's always darkest before dawn," they say, which is true because even the faintest of grays or blues have yet to outline the treetops. It's when they—the edges of things outside—start to glow that I'll go take care of the donkeys and ducks,... Continue Reading →

Snowflake

i learned today thatsnowflakes can actuallylook like the cob-webpaper projects we usedto make in school. they can sparkle likewhen we glued glitterto them, the excess rainingeverywhere. (everything glistened for weeks after) i was silly to assume thatdoily-esque, unfoldedcrafts represented snowflakeslike one-line, five-pointedstars did the ones above; and I suppose I haveseen pictures of crystalbursts of... Continue Reading →

‘Twas the Night Before Donkmas ’21

More rapid than eagles this year has flown byWith many days laughing, so we do not cry.The best we can do is peer up and aboveAnd lead with our hearts, to each other, with love. https://adonkumentary.com/2020/12/23/twas-the-night-before-donkmas-2/ What this season means may differ for youBut please know you're loved; this is quite true. - Jess &... Continue Reading →

Pail by Pail II: Shame on Shame

A little over a year ago, I posted this story: Pail by Pail. I thought about it this morning after stream-of-conscious journaling---a practice I wish I could admit I stick to regularly. I'd not written in my journal since mid-October and mentally beat myself up for it. I even started today's journal entry with something... Continue Reading →

Can’t Wait

I stumble off an elevator 15 minutes late for a doctor's appointment. Out of breath, I take my place in line wondering if I should craft an elaborate excuse for the woman at the check-in counter as to why I was late or if I should just be honest that it’s for no other reason... Continue Reading →

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