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Magic Carpet Ride

Amen, Amen, I say to you This is the day the Lord has made Rejoice and be glad Join us onboard The Intention Express Consider this Yoga Indra A magic carpet ride Come, Come Shanti, Shanti Faith and Doubt Will be your companions The source will be Your guide, this is A sacred mystery An…

poem

On Saturday I wore an old flannel shirtBought years agoBlack and RedBought probably at WalMartI didn’t knowBetter, underneath I wore a Red T-shirtLife is GoodA cameraMountain rangeOn the shirtTwo favorite thingsThese are a fewOf my favorite thingsA giftFrom SusanI made her a peachAnd raspberry cakeAnd a bacon, mushroomSpinach quicheLife is goodShe made bread

Breathe

Teacher spoke softly saying Breathe in Through your nose Breathe out Through your mouth Breathing in deeply Helps me to center myself Thoughts come and go Like the clouds above The urn, when breathing Breathe, when praying Pray, when looking See, the birds Engraved on the urn There too triangles Circles and straight lines Signs…

Susan’s Birthday

The sunrise Sunday morning shined brightly, the day of Susan’s birthday, January Eight. On the kitchen table was a birthday card I made for her. One of my photos, sunrise at the park down the street from where we live, and a poem. “Did you write this,” she asked. “I did.” “It’s beautiful.” This is…

That Was The Way It Was

Most of the day Tuesday, January 3 I laid in bed I looked out the window I meditated I prayed I dreamed I rose from the dead Twice the phone rang I did not answer Then there was a knock on the door Paul, not the apostle Paul, the neighbor “When is your party?” I…

The Four Days Of Christmas

Here it is Monday, January 2, 2023, another holiday and I have not yet shared with you our Four Days of Christmas. First things first. Because the usual federal holiday of New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, some Americans get the following day, 2 January, as holiday. It wouldn’t make sense to give government…

Good Advice

In the January/February issue of Poets & Writers the award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist, Sarah Ruhl, shares her reasons to keep writing. “Sometimes I forget why I should keep writing. I hope you make a list of your own. Here is mine: Sarah Ruhl teaches at the Yale School of Drama, and her most recent…

Thanksgiving and Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast

A family Thanksgiving tradition: we host our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren for breakfast, gift-giving, watching the Macy’s Parade and the dog show. In Thanksgiving days past I have made Sushi, Mushroom Spinach Quiche, and Croque Monsieur Breakfast Casserole. This year we enjoyed Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast. YUM! Reading from The New York Times: “You…

My Sous Chef Sue Serves Brunch

From baking to soap-making there is very little my Sous Chef Sue, my wife, cannot do. Teacher. Reader. Giver. Lover. Designer. Gardener. I am usually the cook in our home, busy in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch and dinner–or outside grilling salmon or steak or hamburgers, and she is the baker. (This thought reminds me…

The Photographer Stood Up The Bride

When I worked as a wedding photographer, I would often get personal notes from the brides: “Thanks you so much for being a part of the wedding. You were a great addition to the night! You were a big hit.  We had a few people comment on how sweet and Professional you were. ” “I…

Spicy Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy

On a recent Sunday, I made a Pork Roast Smothered with Sauerkraut. A few days later, I made Spicy Pork Fry with the leftover pork. So delicious. Ingredients -1 pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), thinly sliced across the grain into 2-inch-long strips (I used the leftovers from a 3 pound pork roast; photo below.)-1½…

I’m So Glad

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.Montgomery was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of…

Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans

The following recipe from Ali Slagle, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is superb. But first I ask are Crispy Shallots the new food trend? Lately, I can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper without reading about crispy shallots. I remember years ago Bran was the new food trend. And if my memory…

Who Are You?

“John The Baptist is one of my favorite people in scripture. He knew who he wasn’t (I am not the Messiah) and he knew he was (I am a voice in the wilderness). Every day I need to get clear in my soul who I am and who I am not. Otherwise, I find myself…

Abuelas Albondigas

Last weekend, Susan and I watched a few episodes of The Great American Recipe on PBS. One of the contestants, Silvia Martinez, made Abuelas Albondigas, also known as Mexican Meatballs. It looked so delicious. I turned to Susan and said, “I have to make this for our Sunday dinner.” And I did. And it was…

Nice To See You

Walking my dog Freddy A mini-labradoodle Early morning Past a bevy of doves One dove calls out Says, I think “Nice to see you. “Nice to see you. “Nice to see you.” A man opens his front door Calls out “Hello, Boss.” Boss. I think I have never been a boss. I have been a…

Sesame-Ginger Potato Salad

This is so delicious! From Lizzy Briskin, Food Editor at Real Simple magazine. Ingredients 3 pounds red baby new potatoes¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 3 or 4 limes)2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from a 2-in. piece)1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. honey1 tablespoon…

The Work of Easter

I am Resurrected I have chosen The way of truth I have chosen To love my God I have chosen To love my neighbor I have chosen To love myself I have chosen To pray I have chosen Peace

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