I said to Santa Claus (That’s what we call our elderly neighbor who has a long white beard and is a avid gardener.) “I would love to have a few stalks of your rhubarb.” He got up from his chair. He walked toward me. His hands in his overall pockets. “I make rhubarb jam. “The … Continue reading OH RHUBARB!

Spirit Life

“A beautiful bouquet, Bruce,” Susan said. “Some of the flowers are dying. “I’m going to pick them off. “And you can photograph them.” And I did And we dumped them in the compost pile. Beautiful there, too. Other flowers and coffee filters (I hope the filters are recyclable!). Later in the morning I tied up … Continue reading Spirit Life

Holy Mystery

I stood at the kitchen window. I watched the sparrow. The sparrow gathered our dog’s fur. Freddy’s fur. I wondered if the sparrow could fly With the weight of the fur in its beak. I watched the sparrow Fly with the fur. I watched the sparrow fly over the fence. I lost sight of the … Continue reading Holy Mystery

Some Photos

April 18–April 25. Banana Bread. Bruce. Bouquet. Bread Pudding. Chicken Maquechoux. Weeping White Cherry Tree. Baked Cod with Braised Red Cabbage and Apple. Cod Cake. Freddy. Vodka & Tonic. Red Onion, Mushroom, Chicken, Green Olive Pizza. Mushroom, Red Onion, Salami Pizza. Susan and Freddy. Second Vaccine.

March Memories

(Introductory note. The number 8. According to the Bible, number 8 is considered to be a symbol of creation and new beginnings. God rested on the 7th day, which means that the 8th day was always a day for the new beginning. Eight is a symbol of infinity and a constant flow of energy and … Continue reading March Memories

This Is Me

Self-portrait. Sunday. March 7, 2021. My birthday. This is me, too. An old resume–a direct mail brochure. It got me my first job at Hearst Magazines. My cousin, Donna, sent it back to me as a way to wish me Happy Birthday. Read her comment: This is the front, the mail side. Check out the … Continue reading This Is Me

Sunset and Pizza

On Friday Susan and I watched a beautiful sunset in our backyard and while we watched a beautiful and delicious pizza cooked in the oven. I make a pizza almost once every week. The dough recipe is from Mark Bittman. I have made hundreds, all a little different: eggplant, calamari, meatballs, asparagus, corn, jalapeno peppers, … Continue reading Sunset and Pizza

What Would Jesus Do?

That’s what Sister Helen asked. Susan and I were watching a documentary called “Sister.” SISTER is a one-hour documentary highlighting the work of death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean. The film examines the life and influences of Sister Helen and delves into the evolving role of Catholic nuns in America. This poignant piece follows Sister … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do?

welcome to march

Listen To The Lion. Are you familiar with this song? Listen: Reading from Wikipedia: “Listen to the Lion” has been said to rank amongst Morrison’s greatest work. “During the 11-minute voyage, he sings, shouts, improvises lines, delays and omits them, until he symbolically re-creates the sound of an unleashed lion within himself. It remains a … Continue reading welcome to march

famous people famous places

My new book, Famous People Famous Places, arrived in yesterday’s mail. I am very pleased with the printing and very moved by the photographs. Photographs of New York City/Times Square and Hoboken, New Jersey, 1980s. I had two copies printed at BLURB. Self-published. Now I need to find a publisher. Here are a few spreads:

Lent contemplation

When I woke up Wednesday morning I read: “On this Ash Wednesday, I give thanks for this holy season—a time of deep, prayerful contemplation. With faith, I commit to deepening my spiritual understanding and more fully expressing my divinity. I solemnly ask which habits or thought patterns are keeping me from being the person I … Continue reading Lent contemplation

Thai Sweet, salty and spicy shrimp

I made this for Valentine’s Day. So delicious. Based on a recipe from The New York Times. INGREDIENTS 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined  Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon white vinegar 3 tablespoons roasted, salted peanuts, finely chopped 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon red-pepper … Continue reading Thai Sweet, salty and spicy shrimp

New Website

Trying to decide if I should start using Blogger again or stay with WordPress. Deciding may require a glass or two of wine.


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