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 myselfContinue reading “Who Are You?”

Photos:

Some images from the past week. Click on image to enlarge. Amaryllis sunrise in our sitting room. Freddy. Cheese Tortellini Soup with Kale and Kielbasa. Mushroom Apple Pizza with Pumpkin Squash Sauce. Me. My desk. Elephants, one a gift from Julia. Moroccan Orange Cake. Pasta with Tuna, Capers, and Green Olives. Sunrise in Living Room.

Chicken Sausage Gumbo

Every Christmas our son and his girlfriend return to Western Massachusetts from Denver to visit family and to celebrate the holiday. Susan and I always prepare a special dinner for the two. One year we made their favorite; Chicken Piccata. Another year Pasta Putanesca. And once, Piccadillo. Days later Susan and I had the leftoversContinue reading “Chicken Sausage Gumbo”

All Or Nothing At All

Susan and I recently watched the Alex Gibney documentary, “Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All.” It is a two-part documentary and I recommend it. Great footage. Great music. Fascinating story. Sinatra grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, and from an early age he was passionate about singing–and someday singing in New York City. This passion,Continue reading “All Or Nothing At All”

A Time To Bloom

A New Year. New Resolutions. New Alterations. A Time To Bloom. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a timeContinue reading “A Time To Bloom”

Christmas Day 2021

Woke to light snow covering the ground and trees. Snow enough to warm our hearts and delight the children. Before heading to our daughter’s home, Susan and I took our Rapid Covid tests; both negative. Everyone attending the Christmas dinner took a rapid covid test. Sign of the times. As soon as we arrived atContinue reading “Christmas Day 2021”

Christmas Eve 2021

A blessing it was to host our traditional Family Christmas Eve Party a few short weeks ago. Last year we were unable to have our traditional Family Christmas Eve Party because of Covid. Here is our menu: Here are photos from the party (Click on photo to enlarge.): Left to right: apple cranberry crisp byContinue reading “Christmas Eve 2021”

The Work of Christmas

Susan and I received our first Christmas cards of the season yesterday. Inside one card was this beautiful message: The Work of Christmas When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, TheContinue reading “The Work of Christmas”