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 aContinue reading “Nice To See You”

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”

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”

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 theContinue reading “Holy Mystery”

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 aContinue reading “welcome to march”

Spirit-Filled Life

Early every morning I walk around our backyard admiring the plants and Freddy walks with me. I find inspiration in the beauty of the hydrangeas. The clematis. The dill. The eggplant. The jalapenos. The tomatoes. The lettuce. The basil and cilantro. The parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. The butterfly bush. The blue thistle. The zinnias.Continue reading “Spirit-Filled Life”

Day In A Life

Another gray day Here In Western Massachusetts But beautiful In its own way Like a painting Or drawing Pretty as a picture No lawn mowing For me today Reading And cooking   If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to createContinue reading “Day In A Life”

Ten Days in Hamilton, Ontario

Susan, Freddy and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Hamilton, Ontario where we house-sat for a friend, Helena, at her lovely brick home around the corner from Locke Street. Helena and her husband needed house-sitters as they were vacationing in Iceland. We drove for seven and one-half hours from our home in WestContinue reading “Ten Days in Hamilton, Ontario”

What A Wonderful World

My wife, Susan, and I find great joy in being Bridges Volunteers at Coburn Elementary School here in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The Bridges Vision: “Every child and older adult will experience the richness of intergenerational relationships and interdependence.” Below is a poem I wrote about our experience as volunteers, along with a few photos. This isContinue reading “What A Wonderful World”

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord”

In church today we read and prayed: Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     my eyes grow weak with sorrow,     my soul and body with grief. 10 My life is consumed by anguish     and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction,     and my bones grow weak. 11 Because of allContinue reading ““Here am I, the servant of the Lord””