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.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Motherhood of the Virgin Mary

Let the Children come . . .





Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Week 2017

When does Christmas begin?

The day after Thanksgiving?
The buying & selling world would have us 
believe it begins on "Black Friday."

But when stores have closed
their doors on December 24th
and all is calm, we know it is 
          The Holy Night. 

              Christmas has arrived;
             Christ the Savior is born.

    May the spirit of this beautiful season
     of Love remain with us, as we now 
             celebrate with great joy.

    The gift of Christmas goes far beyond
             what the world has to offer.

        Let the real celebration begin!