Tag: Goodwill

This afternoon

This afternoon, I am reading Harvesting Fog Poems by Luci Shaw. Her book was published in 2010 by Pinyon Publishing in Montrose, Colorado.

I subscribe to Pinyon Review. Susan Entsminger is Editor.

Last week, I enjoyed creating two more boxes of book donations for Goodwill in Sheboygan, which included poetry journals and art magazines. Perhaps some may read poetry and discover poems that have meaning for them. Or learn more about history from a memoir. Discover a simple gift for someone.

As book stores closed in our area, I was happy to see good collections at thrift stores and other stores. Library sales. The books may travel to another state or country. Be read and shared again. Someone may decide to subscribe to a small press poetry journal. I know I cannot read or reread “everything.”

Next I plan to wash some old clothes, sometimes from thrift stores too, and donate them. Cotton that has been washed many times may become quilt pieces for someone.

You can tell that I am catching up with some simple tasks. One step at a time, and creative work too. Much is in the past now, and I am grateful every day, and look forward as well.

Take good care.

new space

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

I enjoyed creating a collection of books for Goodwill. History, memoirs, letters, biography, inspirational, novels, and poetry books were included. A book may belong to more than one category (history, biography, memoir).

Reading about another person’s journey can be a great encouragement. There may be a long time between books. I may read a poet and admire craft – and then the poet shares about many revisions. And sometimes the art is simply a gift. So this is a good time of reflection as well.

Now I am thinking about music, and small press books and poetry journals. For example, I have Christmas CDs by Amy Grant – maybe I will donate one CD. And I have more than one copy of some journals – perhaps received an extra copy as payment for work or a donation – and can share with others.

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Early quiet . . .

Early quiet, as the day begins to grow. This Spring, I ordered used books from small stores at Amazon.

One good example is The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the steps of my soul, by Jill Briscoe (published first in 2005; Monarch Books, UK). You can view the information at Amazon. Jill is gifted in many ways, and I especially enjoy her poetry and honest reflections about life and faith. And I like the book design – easy to read, with many colors and images.

The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is serving many people, and they are “strong partners” with Goodwill.

Rainy day

After we voted in a Wisconsin election, we went to Goodwill in Sheboygan. Karl dropped off a donation. I bought a few memoirs, and enjoy learning about history this way. Then to Walmart for some groceries, and a simple lunch at our kitchen table. We shop at many places in our area. Grey rainy day, and beautiful.

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grey morning

grey morning
February settles here
for a time

Yesterday, Karl and I enjoyed a good meal at Sheboygan’s Family Restaurant, then we dropped off a donation at Goodwill. On to Festival Foods and Harbor Freight Tools, also in Sheboygan.

We are so very blessed by Oostburg, Cedar Grove, and other small towns – along with the city of Sheboygan.