Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte


After twenty good years in the Windy City of Chicago I returned to Cleveland where I had lived for over thirty years. I wanted to be near family, especially my grandchildren. I discovered that it wasn’t like coming back home at all. It was more like moving forward and creating a new life for myself. Truly you can’t step into the same river twice.

The river now flows with a current propelling me into uncharted and richly fulfilling waters. Since I adopted the mantle of cronechronicler  the joy of writing envelopes me. I have discovered a gift for writing poetry, especially haiku. In prose and poetry I tell stories about myself and my family, the people in my day-to-day existence, life in the trees outside my window, changes of season and other transitions, my travels and various other things I care about deeply. In the words of a Ghanaian saying  ” You don’t know where you are going. You don’t know how to get there. And you arrive just the same.”

63 responses to “About

  1. Denise K says:

    I like title of your blog and your overall philosophy of life. Look forward to following you and learning more.

  2. kategresham says:

    I love your Ghanaian quote. I too, have recently returned to the country district where I grew up and have discovered it is a different place and a different time. Only the bones, the land remain the same. I shall enjoy your blog@

  3. Silver Threading says:

    I have not seen your posts for a few days. Just checking in to see how you are. ❤

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for checking up on me . I was in Mexico at a time share that my former husband and I owned for twenty years. Now I go alone. I spent a delightful week not plugged into the wired world. I spent time outside reading, walking, cooling off in the pool and eating most meals in various outdoor spots. I discovered I really missed writing. I’ll be back reading Daily Digests and writing posts in a few days after I get my world here back in order. I hope all is well with you.

  5. I like the wise saying, ‘you can’t step into the some river twice.’ It sounds very close w=to what is often said in my village ‘you don’t let a serpent sting you twice.

    • vivachange77 says:

      Yes, they are saying similar things I like the learned wisdom of not letting a serpent sting you twice. I was thinking in the vein of “you can’t go home again” when I wrote you can’t step in the same river twice. The lovely thing about wise sayings is they bring different things to mind.

  6. Nice. Can’t enter the same river twice. I did as you did, lived all over for forty some year then ended back with the farm in Kansas. Life is ….well, interesting.

    • vivachange77 says:

      I would say the same. Cleveland is no Chicago but I’m beginning to be able to see and appreciate Cleveland for what it is while remaining the different self I have become.

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I enjoy yours.

  8. […] Viv the Cronechonicler tells how she feels moving back to Cleveland. She writes haiku: […]

  9. thatssojacob says:

    Hello there! Just tuned into your blog and gave you a follow. If you want to see what’s up in my world, head on over to http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com and enjoy. Have a good one!

  10. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for visiting.

  11. Hi Viv, just taking a peep and I find your blog so interesting. I look forward to your story. I just followed your blog. If you have spare time you may check mine as well. Thanks!..

  12. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  

  13. Dale says:

    I love that you have just simply moved forward into a new life for yourself and that it was suggested you blog – you do have a lovely way with the “quiill” so to speak! I have just discovered you through Andrea Stephenson of Harvesting Hecate (I must thank her!)

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks for your comment. Blog writing is a lovely discovery. Even lovelier is the response of you and others. I feel welcomed and lifted up into a world of gifted writers. Thanks to Andrea Stephenson.

  14. misskutts says:

    I have to admit, I did not expect you to be a grandmother. I was quite surprised! I guess that youthful spirit of yours stems from your ability to take words on an adventure. Kudos to your writing!

    • vivachange77 says:

      What a lovely thing to say. Yes, I think my youthful spirit comes from learning how to risk and to recreate myself – more than once. I’ve always loved words. I’m amazed at the response to my writing. If I hadn’t taken the leap i would never have experienced it.

  15. Silver Threading says:

    I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award, which recognizes cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. Thank you for showing excellence in your writing. I continue to learn from your excellent example. Colleen, from http://silverthreading.com

  16. vivachange77 says:

    Wow ! This takes my breath away. Your nomination and personal thoughts honor and humble me. Thank you. ❤

  17. vivachange77 says:

    P.S. I didn’t realize the Premio Dardos Award meant It was necessary to transfer the image of the award badge to my blog. The tech side of blogging escapes and frustrates me. I truly appreciate your nomination but I’m going to remain an “award free” blog. it just means so much to me to be included in posting my writings and being part of the conversation. Thanks. ❤ 🙂

  18. I love your blog title and your quotation. I think we have a lot in common. Glad I found you through the WorpPress Writing 201: Poetry course. Keep writing!

    • vivachange77 says:

      I just read about you and your choice of books. We do have a lot in common. I think finding a book club that fits is the hardest thing. It is the most rewarding thing when I do. Glad I found you, too.

  19. Very well said “The joy of writing envelopes me”. Kudos to your grandson!
    Nice to read about you!:)
    Hope we connect!!

  20. I love how the reverse current of your history surprised you. =) I can see you flowering here. So happy for you.


  21. vivachange77 says:

    Thank you for the lovely way you reflect on my “About”. I feel more and more that I am “blooming where I’m planted.”

  22. shreyarvj says:

    Here comes the Liebster Award, right at your door! You’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award, and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, if not more. https://shreyarvj.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/liebster-award/

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks so much for nominating me for the Liebster reward. I admire your writing and especially appreciate a nomination coming from you. My blog is “award-free” so I am declining your lovely offer. I’m glad you are enjoying the award. ❤

  23. JoHanna Massey says:

    Just been visiting around your lovely site. Looking forward to following!

  24. J Lapis says:

    Very enjoyable and encouraging–lovely blog!

    • vivachange77 says:

      You give great comments, J. Thanks.

      • J Lapis says:

        Chuckling, here. Lots of folks don’t bother to comment, which I don’t fully understand….the Likes tell me next to nothing. Since I started blogging (8/11–numerous blogs opened and closed), I just figure I should “say something” in the comment boxes. Most poets want (at least I do) to know what it was that a reader liked, or how the poem affected them. So that’s how I roll… 🙂

  25. your about is amazing like all of your poems and haiku!

  26. Resa says:

    Sounds like traveling to other blogs combined with traveling to other physical places is a great experience!

  27. Sreejit Poole says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you would be interested in writing a guest post for the Walking With Intention series. If you’re interested, I’d love to have you. You can find the full info here: http://theseekersdungeon.com/30-days-of-walkingwithintention/

  28. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks Sreejit. I’m touched and honored by your invitation. The month of November my mind is full of preparations for taking my sons and their families to Mexico for Thanksgiving. This is not a good time for me to write a meaningful post. I like the idea of writing pieces about Walking With Intention. I look forward to reading the posts on your blog. 😦

  29. vivachange77 says:

    Indeed it is. I love to get to know people through their blogs.

  30. jonna ellis holston says:

    I LOVE the name of your blog and the absurdity of aging is one of my favorite subjects!

  31. Anita Lubesh says:

    Hi, You have some amazing writing here, and so I am off to explore a bit more, time allowing.

  32. Daal says:

    very glad I found this blog 🙂

  33. micketalbot says:

    A poetic comment, and just in case you thought I forgot, here’s your ‘reply’, sorry couldn’t resist.

    You stepped into my life
    For which I’m very grateful
    But stepping into rivers twice
    I too would find that painful

    You stepped into my life
    Unwittingly opened doors
    Your haiku did me entice
    And showed me my flaws

    your haiku paintbrush
    guides your willing hand to paint
    your life with great feeling

    moods of nature
    transcribed…winter spring summer
    falls all full of gold

    by way of my blog
    you metaphorically
    stepped into my life

    with my rhyme senryu
    haiku… thank you so much
    for your comments too

    three years long your blog
    mine well there is a three
    like in a third…4 months

    Best wishes, have a good coming weekend


  34. itsacrazycatladything says:

    Hello cronechronicler, I stumbled across your blog and so glad I did. Off now to browse some more.

  35. Lovely thoughts on the passage of time. I like your blog. It’s very positive.
    I hope to visit again, real soon. Thank you fro visiting my photography blog.
    It appreciate the lovely comment you left.
    Isadora 😎

  36. Hello from Down under Brisbane. I came across your Blog from Paul. Hope to be reading your poems and news of up there. Blessings 🙂

  37. aFrankAngle says:

    My wife was raised in Cleveland … my sister-in-law is still there … but we are in Cincinnati.

  38. Jack says:

    This really is beautiful. I am inspired!!!!!

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