Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Colors

What are the colors of summer 2018?

Well, yes, this summer everything is hot
--sometimes more than we can handle--it seems.
Politics or weather take your choice.

Freedom & Justice & Stawberry Fields

Let's remember:
Strawberries come from fields 
Someone needs to pick those berries
         Let us give thanks 

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Beach Day

This blog has been on an extended
"Beach Day"-- which is not to say
that I have been on vacation . . . so

Dana Point, CA

Here are some of the recent publications where my poems and images can be found. I offer this list with gratitude and a shout out to some awesome editors. 

Now back to that beach.

Summer vacation is happening, schools are out for many, and going to the beach becomes a ritual, especially for the young. Be happy and enjoy! 

(Do remember that sun-screen. Otherwise, some of us may be forced to show you the damage unprotected sun bathing can bring on later in your life.)


Friday, April 20, 2018


What Is A Lighthouse?

                    Scotland 2012

We've all seen them, right. They dot the
coastlines of the U.S. and other countries.
They are towers that help navigate with their
light. They might warn people of dangers.
They might just be something beautiful to
view while we are on our journey.

Tonight I am thinking of someone who became
a lighthouse for me and countless other writers:

                     Brian Doyle.

Brian is no longer with us but his writing
remains to guide us, and light out hearts.
When you need a treat just "Google" Brian and
you will find something delightful to help you
through your day.
Dear writers,
Here's some Brian Doyle for today . . .

Saturday, April 7, 2018


Easter Alleluia Greetings.

The Lord has risen.
Let us rejoice and be glad.

How do political differences enter into the big
question of Salvation?
Is there anyone else conflicted about whether
they are a person on the left or one on the right?

Here's the good news Jesus belongs to both sides.
He is the God of both Democrats and Republicans.
He died for everyone in the world.

The Sunday after Easter was designated
Divine Mercy Sunday by St. Pope John Paul II.

Here's a little story that involves this beautiful Feast Day.

Happy Easter Season and Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

Friday, February 23, 2018


Another moment in that "magic hour."

February 2018 brings us Ash Wednesday

and Valentine's Day together. 

And now (in CA) cold days of Lent 

as we journey to Easter.

We keep in mind that every day is
precious, especially for those who are ill.

And so for them this . . .
          "Winter Gold."

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Duck In A Spin

Anthing for a smile these days, right . . .

With thanks to Penn Review for a lovely
presentation of my image.

Monday, January 15, 2018


Story circa 1990

An American woman traveled to Port-au-Prince.

Her goal was to help students learn English.

At the Artisan Work Shop she learned how
students earned money for their schooling and
family needs:

Delicate cuts and tints of dried bananna leaf 
helped create amazing cards. People here in 
the States who saw the cards were amazed. 
The cards brought in donations for a short time. 

The generous woman who taught English died.
What happened to those Artisans?

That would be another story 
from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.