David L White

Star Seed Blossoms

Star Seed Blossoms
Star Seed Blossoms for Thanksgiving In the valleys of the Slower Branch Ranch we cultivate compassion, grow hope, germinate joy seed, stalk, leaf, and root, bud, blossom, flower, fruit in digging that dirt and kissing the breeze we watch in amazement as the stars seed the fields  here now, me the feeder, you the eater,  it works both ways sim [...]

Oh my my

Oh my my
Oh my my in these last few days I have come up short on myself my self really I could hardly believe … never did I mean to have it be you … fault or blame wonderfully again I feel now and now and forever shining through still in my heart I feel we carry on through some shit yes and imagine a future that includes …. rather th [...]

Pearl Plucking

Pearl Plucking
Pearl Plucking The pearls I am plucking from the oysters of our friendship have been those of presence, less judgement, and peace. To a greater degree now I do not need things to be different than they are. That is like finding a rare joy. Every. Pearl. Shiny. Perfect. I do wish I had gotten to this particular depth before we began to deplete [...]

Far Side Giving

Far Side Giving
In the 90’s when Gary Larsen was publishing The Far Side cartoons my dear wife bought me several years of the daily calendar. I would tear off the previous day page and put it in the box. Several years worth of day pages have recently surfaced. I don’t know what to do with them. Throw them out? Can’t do it. The most recent i [...]

Tears and other rain

Tears and other rain
Tears and other rain  Gray, autumn Chilly breeze, Lentils, rice, wine, Reading, radio, Reports of death And all Rain and tears Some time soon a nap perhaps I hope that sleeping can meet me For lunch soon or soon after …. (C) David L White 11/4/17 2:15 pm Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTwitterEmailPinterestPocketTumblr [...]

Cloud Fishing

Cloud Fishing
Cloud Fishing With some practice you will be able to drop a line into the sky and wait a cloud will come along and give you a good tug or a run for your money you might throw it back or skin it for dinner If you need to beat yourself with a reason to be there you might think of a kite. If it is painfully sunny or you cannot otherwise get out [...]

Flip the Definition

Flip the Definition
This idea occurs to me after reading books, quotes, and ideas from Byron Katie (www.thework.com). She asks, or challenges us to ask, the four questions. And then, more importantly I think, ask the turnaround questions.* When I started to talk to myself about ‘flipping the definition’ I simply mean to examine a thing, event, label [...]

Day’s not over yet

Day’s not over yet
Mona Djibouti and Mike MKE On the first leg Mike was the third out of three. He was all about his maladies. It’s tough to get people to move away from their most prized stories even when they hurt. I simply gave him space to speak. On a later ride alone, Mona still showed hope for the American Dream. Eighteen years here from East Africa and [...]

Forgive Me

Forgive Me
Forgive Me I wish I had seen you clearly sooner better respected your message simply given been present for your presence encouraged you to finish or continue in your time Aware I share this absence of attention and apologize Forgive me ___________________ David L White October 9 2017 5 am Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTw [...]

Mouth and Mind

Mouth and Mind
I recently met a gal that works for: ( insert BIG NAME SOUP COMPANY HERE ).   I asked her if she had heard of the recent FDA ruling allowing for the offshore (ostensibly Chinese) processing of chickens meant to be returned into the USA food chain. I asked her if she might imagine where such meat might be injected, umm, reintroduced, int [...]