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.

Dry January

The final days of January 2021 are upon us. The final days of Dry January 2021 are upon us. Pictured here a “Virgin Bloody Mary.” It tastes pretty much like a Bloody Mary, less the vodka, of course. I bought the Bloody Mary mix (Agalima Organic, The Authentic Bloody Mary Mix) back in October thinking … Continue reading Dry January

Susan’s Birthday

Yesterday, Friday, January 8th, was Susan’s birthday. When I woke up on the day before, the 7th, I thought the 7th was the 8th. Before she woke (on the 7th), I scrambled to wrap her present and make her card. (See Freddy above sniffing at her card and present.) Soon she came out of the … Continue reading Susan’s Birthday

Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine

This might be the best pasta recipe I have ever made. It’s based on one from Melissa Clark. I made a few changes which I note below. Melissa writes: “Studded with salty olives, pancetta and Parmesan that gets golden and crisp at the edges, this is roasted cauliflower at its brightest and most full-flavored. You … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine

Autumn Painting

Follow me. There is a path up ahead. I can see it. I have been here before. Follow me across the stone bridge. It is beautiful. Follow me. I have to finish painting. And then I came home to paint.

God’s Palette

All the colors are there in the leaf. God’s Palette. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. I found God’s Palette yesterday, Saturday, in our backyard. This I read early Sunday morning (Today’s Daily Word): “In the past, I may have hidden my inner light, afraid to be myself. I may have tried to please … Continue reading God’s Palette

Pretty Photos

Just some recent photos from the last days of September and first day of October. Leaves in our backyard. Monarch Butterfly. I love this photo. And they are still visiting the garden! Mittineague Park, West Springfield. Down the street from where we live. Gooseberry Farms. Down the street from where we live. Gooseberry Farms. Gooseberry … Continue reading Pretty Photos

Summer Is Over

Tonight is the last night of summer. You can see autumn coming today in the color of the lace hydrangea leaves. Where did summer go? I have a record of sorts; a list of the everyday routines. I wake up when Freddy jumps out of bed. This happens between 5:00 and 5:30. Sometimes, but rarely … Continue reading Summer Is Over


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