Butterfly Tears

C. Streetlights Butterfly Tears

What have I lost? Too much.  What am I grieving?  Too much.  There are times I feel the overwhelming sense of loss fall through me and I can’t catch the tears in a butterfly net.  Off they flutter, landing on this memory or touching on that ache in my soul. And I stumble along clumsily with my net not even …

This is Why This Election Means More Than Just Avocados

CStreetlights writes about avocados and relationships

The only real reason why I even remember Jim is because of the tree with avocados in his backyard. He lived across the street from us my entire life, and I don’t remember much about him. Jim and his wife lived in the same green house that never changed even when the neighborhood changed around them. The gingerbread styling of eaves remained the …

Boys will be boys? No, never. This is why.

boys will be boys

I encountered many poorly behaved boys and girls, and even worse parents, in my years of education.  It is, as they say, an occupational hazard.  I do like to think that most people know how to adhere to the very basics of human decency, the first being “treat the elderly with kindness and respect.” This isn’t always the case, though, and I recognize that. …