Advice to a Young Man in Love

In honor of MESSY MARCH…
In honor of the Beginning of Spring…

Advice to a Young Man in Love

FALL!
Yes, I know it is CounterIntuitive!
Do it Anyway!
FALL!
Let Go of Everything that you Know and have Ever Known,
And Learn Everything that you Don’t Know!
It is the Most Truthful State for a Human Being — this State of Discovery, this State of Unknowing,
Though it takes great Wisdom to Understand this.

Everything of which you are So Terrified!
YEAH! I KNOW!
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MESSY MARCH 2017

A Meme from the Internet

YES!
It is that Time!

Pi Day this week… 3.14.
The Ides of March… 3.15
MESSY MARCH… YUP! Every Day this Month!
My friend RICK and I have a ritual of Celebrating Messy March, every year! Read the full post »

Christmas Card 2016

img_2600Yes, once again, my Christmas Card is posted before Easter Sunday!  This makes Four Record-Breaking Years in a Row! 😉 In a time-honored tradition of MidWinter Christmas Stories, I offer you a tale to enjoy. Please make yourself a nice cup of tea or hot cacao, curl up, and maybe just enjoy this brief period of time together, celebrating who we are, and the Magic of our Humble Lives… Wishing You Christmas Magic Every Day of the Year, and all the Bountiful Blessings of Winter… Read the full post »

She’s Ninety

Mom

Mom

MOM turns Ninety! She asked me to write something for the occasion. I read this at her Birthday Dinner last night. Sharing it here, as well…

She’s Ninety!
She doesn’t feel that way!
She feels like the Beautiful Young Girl she was in the 1940’s
Dating
And Flirting
And Dancing
Pioneering Fashion
Enjoying Good Food
And Good Times…
All of the things people today think they are So Cool for having discovered…
She was doing them all seventy years ago.

The Family gathers to Celebrate

The Family gathers to Celebrate

1927

The Roaring Twenties
It was the Jazz Age
The Age of Art Deco
And Radio Broadcast
Described as an era of Social, Artistic and Cultural Dynamism.
She was a Social Artistic and Cultural Dynamo.
In that Year:
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GREAT!

March on Washington 1.21.17

March on Washington 1.21.17

He did it!
In Just One Day, He made America Great Again… Read the full post »

This is AMERICA to Me!

From the Internet, a comparison of the crowds present at the last two Inaugurations for a new President

From the Internet, a comparison of the crowds present at the last two Inaugurations for a new President

In our Writing Group last week, the prompt was “This is AMERICA to Me!”
We had five minutes to write about that,
To Heal our Souls through Writing,
To say Something.
Here is what I said, and it seemed a good day to share it…

Freedom!
Truth as Truth, not as Truthiness or Post-Truth or MisSpeaking or what we used to call simply “LIES”
HILLARY CLINTON, Not KELLY ANNE CONWAY,
The wretched Gollum Spin-Doctor…
Daughter of RONALD REAGAN’s HateJuice
HILLARY CLINTON who was brought down by Russia, WikiLeakes, the RNC, the FBI, the CIA, and Mysogynistic Fearmongering WhiteMails Everywhere, in an Election she STILL won by 3-Million Votes!
This is AMERICA to Me!
I don’t grab anyone by the Pussy!
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Will You Stand with Me?

grateful-2Will you stand with Me?
This is still a Free Country.
And You may vote for Whomever you Like!
I respect that.
I respect your Freedom,
And I acknowledge that Protecting Your Freedom is Protecting My Own — There is One Freedom that we both share,
It is Precious!
And to be Treasured!
It is fine, as you say, to Agree to Disagree.
My Question now is:
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In the Days Following…

The Tree at Rockefeller Center, during one of its last days on display

The Tree at Rockefeller Center, during one of its last days on display

Yes, I know.
Christmas is over now.
I have pushed it as far as I can — all twelve days.
There are those awesome folk in Norway who keep it going through tonight
and I LOVE That!
But here, I expect that the full twelve days through January 6th is about as far as one can expect to take it.
And I have enjoyed the Full Ride.

Our Contemporary Culture seems dismissive of those of us who Celebrate Fully.
Christmas Day is a Day, and Get on with your Life!
And to that I say, “What Life?”
The Celebration of Kindness, Peace and Joy is my Life!
Acknowledgement of the presence of Angels is My Life!
I’ve no desire to toss all of that aside quickly to get back to working and winter and Non-Festive Things!
I have enough days of Non-Festive Things!

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Happy Eleventh Day of Christmas!

2016-12-24-10-46-31Still Celebrating.
Still Enjoying.
Still in search of Peace.
Still getting in touch with all the Myriad Ways we can feel God With Us!

Deep Breath…

Monday was that unusual Federal Holiday celebrating New Year’s Day because January 1st was on a Sunday this year,
So it felt like an Extra Day!
It was nice.
Many People chose to take down their Tree and Christmas Decorations, as it may have seemed to them an ideal time to make that happen.
Not to me!
Monday was the Eighth Day of Christmas!
Today is the Eleventh Day of Christmas!
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New Year’s Eve Reflection

alet-us-use-our-astonishing-powers-of-creation-and-create-a-new-year-brimming-with-beneficence-dd-headingAnother Year draws to a close
And a New Year Begins…

I have heard people talk about what a terrible year 2016 was and how glad they are to see it Over.
Well, maybe.

But 2016 was not All Bad,
Beginning with BARACK OBAMA’s Inspiring Final State of the Union Address
And ending with the poetic death of DEBBIE REYNOLDS following her daughter
(I do not see Death as a Bad thing, merely a fact of Life. And to die with Such a Poetic Touch is a Gift so rarely witnessed in this world.)

2016 gave us…
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