My brother, my sister

Photo by Mizuno K on

Aching–muscles, hearts

Joy–smiles, souls

Crying–tear stains

Wrinkles–age, dimples

Sick– hurt, health

Money–blessing, curse

Hope–future, faith

Earth–rebirth, death

I am here with you

What is so worth it?

What matters?

What really makes any difference at all?

Experiencing this life with all the rewards and hurts–anguish and peace.

Sharing those times with others.

Making someone’s load lighter.

Learning from mistakes.

Getting up in the morning.

Finding a different sight.

–DSH ’97


I set out to discover

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

what every person needs,

to focus on the core of life

and cull out the weeds.

We all need safety and love,

water, food, and clothing,

But, we also fundamentally need

to contribute something.

© 2013 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)

It is because giving is so rewarding to me that I want to share these
opportunities with others.  I hope this website will become a useful place where if people need help or want to give help, there will eventually be a good resource here for that.  I would like for this blog to be useful.  And, if it helps even one person deal with life better in any way, it will be worth the trouble.  If nothing else, it fulfills my need to contribute something.  Love, DarEll


Photo courtesy of  Marvin Perkins

Photo courtesy of
Marvin Perkins

We are not

a rainbow.

I am not black.

You are not red.

I have never been


I want to shake the world

and say,

“Look at me!

Look at yourself!

Don’t you see?

all the beautiful shades

of brown.”

Just brown

light to dark

like sugar


with little significant variation;

just one

sweet color,


© 2013 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)

(Marvin Perkins and his team have full permission to use and copy as desired.)