Category Archives: thoughts

Go Big At Home


It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day.

Start anew

We have elected a new president

We are getting rid of all sorts of systematic racism

We are taking precautions against sickness.

Something has to get better

Choose now what you want to improve

This is a necessity not just a news years resolution

It is like the changes we made because of the Civil War and World War II

We emancipated slaves

Woman were now workers

The depression had us budgeting our money differently.

We are repeating history

Stoping racism

Woman and minorities in major business and political roles

Budgeting because of Covid

We didn’t do it well enough the first time so we are doing it again.

I don’t know about you but this is a spring cleaning where no corner is left to make dust bunnies.

We are not going big OR go home.

We are going big AT home.

Be the better person you dreamed and do it now

Then you won’t have to eat those complaints inside you stressing you out.

-Jennie Nawrocki

Happy Thanksgiving


It is time

For turkey

Cranberries and gravy

Mashed potatoes


Green beans

Brussel sprouts

With carrots and squash

Yams or sweet potatoes

Maybe even both

Rolls and biscuits

Also offered

But don’t forget

The spinach salad

Dressed vinaigrette

There are others

But to me those

Are the staples


Even the pies


None of that

Would ever seem filling

If we didn’t honor

What the day

Was truly about

Saying Thank You

Or thanks

for all our blessings

Especially family

And friends

With you

Or zoomed in

Breathing easily



And Tomorrow

-Jennie Nawrocki

Keep Going


You should be thankful

You made it this far

In one of the craziest years

There ever was

No we are not

Counting our chickens

Before they are hatched

We are looking down

At the mountain

We have already climbed

And looking forward to

the finish

Keep going

Stay focused

Most of all


-Jennie Nawrocki

Starting Now


A new beginning

Deserves a new attitude

I don’t know

If I prepared for that

But certainly

I shouldn’t look at

The world

With such worry

For I know

You want the same

As me

How to live on this world

Without devastation

What should we do

To get there

I’m listening

For every vote counted

Every voice is heard

We have such a short time

To change


Climate emergencies

Social Security

Inter country relations

Based somewhat on



Race and religious tremendous similarities


Social media influences

Standards of living

Power vs control

Animal safety

Let’s make this world

Our home

First things first

Is that your enemy because you

Feel threatened?

Or were hurt?

Knowing why

Determines the path

To the solution

For enemies impede goals

Find a way to turn

Contentious relationships civil

Whereas amicable relationships

Build community

There is no time to waste

Bring ideas

Bring openness

Bring it now

-Jennie Nawrocki



4 years ado I wrote a letter to Donald Trump and posted here on Penaugural.

I said I wouldn’t vote for Trump if he didn’t improve America. Trump didn’t.

So I didn’t vote for Trump when I sent in my absentee ballot.

Trump could have done a better job as President.

-Jennie Nawrocki

Think We Need You


If the world was a complete horror more people would be depressed but it is not.

There are so many parts to love about this world. It is worth keeping and our lives on it are worth having days of calm, joy and safety.

Unfortunately we have a pandemic, riots in the streets, unbalanced economy and extreme weather.

This can be prevented.

First we have to stop thinking violence. Explain the bad are those hurting others.

Always de escalate, deflect or redirect, and defend.

The best offense is invisible.

Most importantly don’t think your opponent is unworthy think of them as future member of your team.

Think we need you.

Your team is no good if wounded so the less you wound your future team member the better.

Think we need you.

Believe me strategies change when you realize the other side is more important as an ally.

Think we need you.

Think we need you.

-Jennie Nawrocki

Quarantine Activities


Where have you been

No where I guess

Just my apartment

What have you been doing

Cooking, cleaning, the same as you

Just that

Maybe some exercise and drawing too

Anything else

Along with reading and watching tv

That is mostly it

I think I reorganized my room

A few times too

Oh I wrote and zoomed with some friends

Why what did you do

During quarantine

-Jennie Nawrocki

How Not to Live


I found my way

I found my path

Not the one I dreamed

Not the one my family dreamed

But it is my fate

Based on the spiril

I went down

Living in gaslight

And self doubt

The black swan

Driven itself

To fall


For there is no

Search and rescue

Just me alone

-Jennie Nawrocki

Living My Best


There will always be

A better this

A better that

For I am ok

at everything

but excellent

at nothing

No frets

No frowns

Just living my best

Even if it is

Just ok

Thinking about this some people say it is good to know your place in life because we all can’t be number one and stupid to try to improve on average. Then the flip side is why settle for second best you just don’t put your heart and soul into it basically your lazy and have no drive.

So which is it am I lazy or unqualified to improve.

I have been told both but now it is time for me to find out.

How will you find out if you are living at the best you could ever possibly be?

-Jennie Nawrocki