five days in the hospital– a story

Jan/30 By

 The big story in our lives of late is that my youngest daughter was in the hospital for five days with a concussion. Before telling the story I’ll skip to

i was at hand

Jan/15 By

  What the Figtree Said by Denise Levertov Literal minds! Embarrassed humans! His friends were blushing for Him in secret; wouldn’t admit they were shocked. They thought Him petulant to

our hands’ daily labor

Jan/8 By

I bless our hands’ daily labor by Marina Tsvetaeva I bless our hands’ daily labor, bless sleep every night. Bless every night. And the coat, your coat, my coat, half

just the partridge, please

Dec/18 By

An Old Christmas Greeting Nursery Rhyme Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day. Twine mistletoe and holly, For friendship glows, In winter snows, And so let’s all by jolly. *

stories of lights

Dec/5 By

Fireside by Seamus Heaney Always there would be stories of lights hovering among the bushes or at the foot of a meadow; maybe a goat with cold horns pluming into

spiritual trust

Nov/13 By

                  “You [God]  are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps

photo friday: abundance

Nov/8 By

Halloween always feels to me like the kick-off to a season of abundance which lasts until Christmas is over. The abundance train is picking up speed now and will reach

lest I should be old-fashioned

Oct/30 By

  The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf,

photo friday: complicated

Oct/25 By

My photos this week are from another recent trip to North Carolina. They are not complicated photos. On the contrary, they reflect my desire to grasp simplicity and escape from

nothing that didn’t sound illusory

Oct/16 By

The Kite By Judith Beveridge Today I watched a boy fly his kite. It didn’t crackle in the wind – but gave out a barely perceptible hum. At a certain