ESSAYS Archives - Vicki McLeod
August 7, 2017

The Suitcase Man

A morning story, in which the nature of purpose and determination  is explored, while essayists and poets stick their noses in. We discover what may or may not belong in a suitcase.
July 17, 2017

Lupines and Other Sorrows

The earth revolves around the sun and lupines bloom, right on cue. We are made of blood and bone, love and sorrow, pain and mercy, as we follow the path home.
July 7, 2017

Cherries From Long Ago

Memories of pretend tea served in tiny cups to children sitting on a perfect lawn. Cherries fall, while frills and ribbons sadly give way to realization.
June 26, 2017

The Holiness of Strawberries

First a priest in white and gold. Strawberries, shortcake and kindness follow. A yogi appears, along with a swallow. Enlightenment is elusive. A seeker seeks.
June 19, 2017

Look for Me in the Springtime, I’ll See You in the Fall.

We lay claim to the seasons. June is celebrated. Awards are given, friendships are sealed, and kindness makes an appearance as we time-travel to the 1960's.
May 22, 2017

Love in a Blade of Grass

Getting offline. A case of spring fever, where a human and herbaceous cross-species love affair blooms. Capture dandelion wishes amongst the blades of grass.
May 1, 2017

Being Human in an Emoticon World

I absorb tragic news, reflect on the state of the news media and online emotional resiliency, and decide after all, that I am only human in this emoticon world.
April 16, 2017

Of Lakes, Longing, and the Digital Age

I often long for the disconnected life, the life where I didn’t carry a piece of metal with me everywhere, the digital age seems harder sometimes...