Saturday, October 14, 2017

Variations for a Celebration

My good writer friend from Laurel, MD
has advised me to add something to this blog.
"It's been awhile and your fans will think the
site has gone dark or that you've died."
                         He is right.

This is the month (and we all have one), where
we look at our life through the lens of one more

And so to all the loving, caring and generous
friends and family who remembered
my day with cards and texts and emails and flowers
and gifts of every sort, allow me to thank you here.

      Fall-fill of color
      One butterfly perched
      See the curly willow branch


         In a white bouquet
         Rose and Lily link
         Such purity of purpose             


     Peach-pink cheeks nestle
     Above Baby's Breath
     Only Love can love this way

   Sunflowers gather
   Mums in this autumn
   Poetic conversation

Love and thank you hugs especially to: 

Kathy L, Sandee & Fred, Teresa & Joel, Joe & Rosa
Rob & Brooke & Brandi, Gloria & Bob, Mo- & Gary, 
Bob & Carey, Anita & Steve, Phil & Judy & Ashley, 
Orman & Laurel, Dave F, Maurice O, Amanda & Abraham,
Nick, Alberta, Lynne & Eric, Jeanne & Don, 
and Mother Judith--who shares my birth day.

           You are each a blessing in my life!

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11th

There is grief enough today to fill the pages
              of every September 11th!

             (May our generosity help the victims of recent
               natural disasters . . . and, please God, we will
                 all contribute in whatever way we are able.)


                        September 11th 2001

Monday, September 4, 2017

George Eastman

Many photographers fell in love with
the camera and all its magic thanks to
a Kodak camera. Today we honor the
man who gave us spools of film to feed
our imagination.


    And though we are now in a digital age

where creativity in photography is boundless . . . 


      We thank you George Eastman!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Mother of God

Today we celebrate Mary's
Assumption--body and soul into Heaven.
In the Orthodox Church it is called
the Dormition of The Theotokos--
the "falling asleep" of the Mother of God.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee. . .
Pray for us now and
at the hour of our death.


Thursday, July 27, 2017


Nature shows us

There is enough for all--

If we just share . . . 


Sunday, July 16, 2017


For May Sarton (1912-1995)

Do you recall the day someone dear to you died?
Many of us honor that special day as a birth into heaven . . .

ABIDE           -for May Sarton

Bone white
Stalks of the day
Lily gone dead,
Yellow fennel flower
Dried to mustard seed size.
These riches from
Native plants abide
Like a beautiful life
That does not die,
But passes on
For the passersby.

                       -Kathleen Gunton
                       orig pub in The Aurorean

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Frederick Buechner

Do you know the name?

I invite you to look up the work of this
writer, theologian, and Presbyterian minister.
His thoughts on how to live life are beautiful--
and perhaps more importantly, true. 

 Happy Birthday! Frederick Buechner

                      Thank you