Monthly Archives: December 2014


…CHRIST WAS AND IS STILL THE REASON FOR CHRISTMAS Recently, each time I’ve checked my email I’ve found a recurring spam: “Reverse Your Tinnitus, Stop the rіngіng іn your earѕ naturally.” This is advertising for yet ANOTHER  pharmaceutical, no doubt, but … Continue reading

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Posing for Christmas Cards 2013, (Take two)

I am regifting this one. We didn’t take a photo or make a card this year.

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Silent, Holy Night (for Jimmer)

(Pondering a holy night and thinking about my dear friend, Jimmer, who passed away in a manger of sort just before Christmas .) Silent, Holy Night  12/24/2014 From vaulted beam of Mountain Life to outstretched arms and prayers beneath come … Continue reading

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Children are Children, aren’t they? #IndiawithPakistan

If I had been at school today, I would have lowered our flag to half mast in grieving the loss of children. The last line of this blog sums it up pretty well: “Children are children, whether they’re born in … Continue reading

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Choreography of Coffee

Bubbling brewing packing grounds I’m cupped I’m spooned, in one, in two, Shots of  cappucino brown I’m found Uptown in coffee rounds in Coffee Houses I’m here not there for roasting and for healing on leave on grounds of feeling and … Continue reading

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Christmas Advent: Email to My Italian Herb & Cheesy Son

Stuffed rice balls which are coated with breadcrumbs and fried Dear Mom, I am so glad that you are feeling better and better:) I am also very excited to Skype with you!!!!!:D:D:D Me and my companion still have to plan … Continue reading

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One Birch Leaf (Haibun)

J says: and writes beautifully…..maybe I’ll look for stars

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Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertDecember 16, 1994 Last December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations – extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending.…

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I recently saw the Hawking movie. It is a romantic biographical rendering, beautifully documenting parts of Stephen Hawking’s early professional and family life. I saw this wonder by myself in a sparce afternoon matinee in Park City, Utah. This was … Continue reading

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Making it to Christmas: Prepaid Postage & Email to My Italian Son

Giuseppe’s Big Day & Donavon, the Baptist 🙂 Dear Mom, I love you so much!!! I am so glad that you are making a good recovery from your surgery and that you have such a long list of thing you … Continue reading

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