Category poetry

Why we camp with the kids and limit their use of digital devices (original poems and reflections)

  Reluctant visitor on a lake Anxiety of a digital age nags – learn a new fact, do something, be productive, keep up! – but out here the way is to throw away, let go, and smile only at the shore that beckons with its sudden glimmer of lights. (J. Andrew McKee, July 2014) * […]

On wisdom from old words and finding joy (two original poems)

I searched for jewels of joy (J. Andrew, McKee; July, 2014) I combed my mental beach for years looking for rare shells. One day, while looking for the witch variety with dark and fiery whorls, I found another – of grooves in the pocket and designs of drumming when I was seven years old, basking in […]