Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 30th 2014

Water and Fire

Today around America we find complaints about the weather.

Thomas Merton took everything nature handed him as a gift.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 29th 2014


Don't you love a good story . . . like the one told of a woman

viewing a painting of a blueberry pie by Andrew Wyeth. She

turned to her friend and said, "He has the same trouble with

pies as I do. Juice always bubbles up and runs over the side."

(Thanks Gene Logsdon of Wyeth People.

And the story of Mo's twists . . .

Monday, April 28, 2014

April 28th 2014

  Family: Inclusive or Exclusive?

   Richard Bach says that the bond that links your true family is not

one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

So the question lingers are we inclusive or exclusive when others knock at our door?

O the joy of  being welcomed when there is no other reason than

love in one human heart reaching out to another.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday April 27th 2014

                    "We are not on earth to guard a museum,

                      but to tend a garden full of life." 

                                                             -St. John XXIII

"Love's second name is Mercy." 

                          -St. John Paul II

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 26, 2014


    For all who are suffering a loss today.

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

And we add our love to that Love when we acknowledge beauty.
Blessings on this day to Ted Kooser. Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Today is "Poem in Your Pocket Day."

You can find some unique ideas for celebrating at

When you read a poem do you ever sigh and feel totally satisfied?

It's called connection. Someone else understands life the way you do.

And . . . when you are very blessed, you may witness wisdom and eloquence

from a poet.

Here are four very different poets offered for your journey today:

Richard Wilbur

May Sarton

Wislawa Szymborska

Brian Doyle

May you find wisdom and eloquence--

enough to fill your heart and your pocket.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


WELCOME on this fine April 23, 2014

Discursion . . .why?

"The action of running or moving to and fro"
                              -Oxford Universal Dictionary
(If you like a word and it serves you well, use it.)

For purposes of this blog: moving to and fro from subject to subject
without (necessarily) making hard and fast connections.

About this 1933 Oxford Universal Dicionary, it came as a gift from an
elderly student in a writing workshop. Her last words as she left this world:
Good night. And the whisper of one who had lost a dear friend, And flights
of angels sing thee to rest."
Shakespeare was born on this day in 1564.

And to all a beautiful evening.