JUNE 21, 2019: Today is the first day of summer. Wind blew my outdoor thermometer face-down on the deck. Felt like joining it after watering plants in the 90-degree heat.
JUNE 22, 2019: Trekked all the way to Kilmarnock for a book show today. More authors than readers but met some nice people and ate some great barbecue.
JUNE 23, 2019: You know you’re getting O-L-D when the elevator music is YOUR music.
JUNE 24, 2019: I can’t bare the images of hungry kids in cages with no way to clean themselves or brush their teeth. I want to go rescue them. WHO HAVE WE BECOME?
JUNE 25, 2019: It is often said that poetry is the music of language. For me these days, it is the language of frustration, anger, and fear for our future.
JUNE 26, 2019: A friend complained to me that sometimes it takes her all day to get nothing done. I call that Sunday.
JUNE 27, 2019: My daughter loves animals, has a dog and two cats. She says dogs accept you as the boss. Cats treat you like staff.
JUNE 28, 2019: It was nearly 100 degrees today. Summer left its sweaty calling card all over me. May burn my clothes.
JUNE 29, 2019: Another book show today. Again, not many shoppers. Great hot dogs though and homemade cookies. I may have to give up book shows. Too many calories.
JUNE 30, 2019: I like sharing my daily journey. If you like “riding along” with me, leave a comment on my website or on Face Book. Make my day!
SHARON CANFIELD DORSEY is an award-winning poet and author of four children’s books, Herman the Hermit Crab and the Mystery of the Big, Black, Shiny Thing; Revolt of the Teacups; Buddy and Ballerina Save the Library; Buddy the Bookworm Saves the Doomed Books; a memoir, Daughter of the Mountains; and two books of poetry, Tapestry; and Captured Moments.
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