• Gratitude
  • Monday, April 24, 2017

    “There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” ~ Homer, The Odyssey Eighteen years ago, on this day, everything changes. We arrive at the church early–Gerry and I–dressed in our finery, ready to begin a new […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017

    But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the […]

  • Gratitude
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    “Reflect upon your present blessings–of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings I wake later than usual this morning–a heavy waking that feels as if I am crawling through Jello. I surface from a dream in which […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017

    “Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth I wake weary. Sleep came late, waking early, and I am tired as I sit here in the dark contemplating the day to come. I’m thinking about a project I’m toying with, but my tired mind struggles with the possibility. I think today I will not do; I’ll […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017

    “There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.” ~ Barbara Lazear Ascher. Oh these tulips. I am smitten with the beauty of these faded flowers, ready for the […]

  • Garden
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.” ~Thomas Merton I pour a measure of warm water into the half-full bag of seed starting mix, reach in and begin mixing it with a gloved hand. As I massage the soil I become intoxicated with […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Friday, March 10, 2017

    “That is one good thing about this world . . . there are always sure to be more springs.” ~ L.M. Montgomery I dread looking out the window in the morning for fear of seeing how much snow accumulated overnight. I’m hearing rumours of a warming trend next week so maybe, if we can just […]

  • Family
  • Monday, March 6, 2017

    “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling I love the written word and am relatively fluent in it. Less so, the spoken word. I fast grow weary of inane chatter and small talk, though I hold deep appreciation for one-on-one conversation that goes beneath the surface. Yesterday I was […]