A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves”

This is a favorite poem. “Kicking the Leaves” by Donald Hall.   Kicking the leaves, October, as we walk home together from the game, in Ann Arbor, on a day the color of soot, rain in the air; I kick at the leaves of maples, reds of seventy different shades, yellow like old paper; and poplarContinue reading “A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves””

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 rarelyContinue reading “Summer Is Over”

Photography As Prayer

Simone Weil said: “Absolute attention is prayer.” I agree. To be continued. ~~~ If you are looking for beautiful portrait, wedding, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

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”