Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday, January 28th 2016


Most people are not comfortable with the word.
Though people of faith look at death differently.
Faith tells us that as our physical life comes to
an end our new (forever) life begins. It is a
profound consolation as we mourn.

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up,
taking the lives of its seven crew members.
We watched the disaster on television screens in our home.
Today we mourn again those brave souls who gave us
both a dream and the reality of the unknown.
God Bless them and the families they left behind.

On January 28, 1985 a quiet widow died. She had no children
but I was blessed to be her niece. I smile now as I recall
our last visit and what she told me.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016


(Cursive writing)

Today in memory of John Hancock's birthdate (1737).
A call went out a few years ago to celebrate handwriting.

Have you ever received a hand-written note that could
be identified by the way someone always dropped their
words on paper? with pen or pencil?

Here is an image of something Thomas Wolfe wrote.

Visible proof on a vestibule desk that some ghost of memories
remains in that rooming house in NC.

Writers can't help but respond
to such a real presence?

So my poem handwritten. . . 

When research says that hand writing things down
can helps generate ideas believe them!

Maybe you will write to someone today, not by
text, not by email, rather with a little pressure on
a sheet of paper signed with your own John Hancock.
Know that that physical moment will be treasured
now and maybe for many years to come--emoticons
have their day and are gone but real words from an
aged hand will never be erased.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016


Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born
on this day in 1929.
Many recall his "I Have A Dream" speech.
This coming Monday (as a nation) we will
celebrate his extraordinary life.

Do you have a favorite quote that gets you through difficult moments?

Thank you Dr. King. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 13th 2016

 Your Talent As An Offering

  In today's very commercial, money-driven world 
  how many artists do you know who offer their talent 
  for love of what they do or in thanks for the gift they
  were given?


                                  THE OFFERING

On this day at the age of 37, Stephen Foster died in NYC.
He gave us many songs that have been handed down
and enjoyed. He is known as the Father of American Music.

The Irish Tenors - Beautiful Dreamer w. Lyrics

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1st 2016

A New Year Begins

"My Lord God, 

I have no idea where I am going,
I do not see the road ahead of me, 

I cannot know
for certain where it will end."

                               -Thomas Merton
                        Thoughts in Solitude

Wishing you many blessings in 2016.