A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A TREE

I’ve been desperate for some respite from the wildfire devastation and looming threat of war that’s been playing across my screen each day, and 20 minutes ago it appeared: a video that showcases one year in the life of a single tree–through the change of seasons and the many woodland inhabitants that stop by for […]

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ONLY YOU

Because a friend asked me about Alison Moyet today and “Only You,” and because then I got to thinking about her voice and the acapella cover by The Flying Pickets…. “Looking from a window above, it’s like a story of loveCan you hear meCame back only yesterdayI’m moving further awayWant you near me All I […]

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LONDON TO WALES

It was not the best flight I’ve ever had. In fact, it was horrendous, mostly on account of the spondylitis. BA202 was scheduled to leave at 9:40pm on August 6th, but left two hours after that. We sat on the tarmac for TWO HOURS as the flight crew handed out plastic cups of water for […]

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WITHOUT

  Another poem by Donald Hall.  Curiously enough, I have never enjoyed enjoyed his earlier poetry.  After he lost his wife, the poet Jane Kenyon, however…his poetry turned into something, into a heart that spoke to me, that I could understand.  I always return to his words, his images.  He and Jane both have consistently […]

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AFFIRMATION

A gem by the poet Donald Hall, who lives just one town over from me.  His words, his voice–I never cease to be in awe.  

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CHRISTMAS 2017

I used to put together a slide show each year showcasing my family’s Christmas revels, but then I stopped.  This year I took up the task once again.

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