Jungle garden

My garden is full Of tulips that tremble at fierce dandelions Of brave daffodils, And some weed with millions  Of unidentifiable prickles Thorns gently pull Catnips at my heels Limitless tendrils  Of ivy that holds tight, Of crabgrass that Yes, Will And rose buds that Just Might


A sculptor of syllables Keeper of time The flux and the malleable Rhythm of rhyme Explorer of existing Jungle of songs Connector considering Where wonder belongs A seeker of sensemaking Finder of links Unique and ubiquitous Patterns of things

What makes a fair test? Validity, reliability, and replicability in cookies.

Tomorrow is the big cookie showdown at work. Tonight I finally sat down to imagine how to gather people’s feedback about the cookies. I reviewed a bunch of rubrics and score cards, and created a Google Form, drawing from some examples online. When I shared it with the office folks, I received some interestingly heated responses… Continue reading What makes a fair test? Validity, reliability, and replicability in cookies.


I don’t know why people shoot other people. Anger? Hatred? Sadness? There are other choices……. A mission of anger Is grief inside out A mission of hatred Is showing self doubt A mission of worry Is bowing to fate A mission of hurry Is just running late As the captain of Any one that you choose A mission… Continue reading Mission

Spring planting

On the way to the plant store Running through my head Is a mixture of hopeful ambition – And dread Each springtime I plant Each summer I preen Each autumn I rant My thumbs are not green Although I do wish My garden would thrive I’d be happy if Some plants do survive