All posts by rgsmith

Rain

We had a big rain come through my neighborhood yesterday. The skies darkened from solid clouds to a roiling gray. In some moments the wind intensified as it twisted, twirled, and gusted sending fallen leaves back up into the barren tree branches only to fall again. A pelting rain punctuated the perpetual passage. It lasted all daylight. The sight through my picture window was mesmerizing and deeply spiritual in the ever-present portal to nature. It reminded me of a passage in The Immortal Wilderness, by the…

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Celtic Comfort

I just listened to an old Irish folk tune that had the refrain of “the cares of tomorrow must wait ’til this day is done.” It had some beautiful verses and some mournful tones, but it always ended with, “the cares of tomorrow must wait ’til this day is done.” Several years ago I spent some time in Ireland since that culture was part of my upbringing. My mother played the piano, and when family and guest would gather, she played the old Celtic tunes,…

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The Morning Sun

The morning orb of light ascends to all Who choose to see its rays from deep within. Beyond the clouds of doubt and evening’s fall There shines a knowing thought that must begin.   So many times in life we tread the path Below the canopy of spirit’s light. How many times have we ignored the lash Of truth to stay as dogma’s parasite?   Live in the now beneath the sphere of grace And let all judgments go to where they end And know…

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Treason?

To state that Democrats not applauding  some aspects of his State of the Union address is treasonous is demagogic, dumbfounding, delusional and troublesome. Where are the Berry Goldwaters of  this generation? Goldwater when to the White House as Watergate progressed and told Nixon it was time to go.  If McConnell and Ryan won’t speak reason to power; some Republican in Congress must have the integrity to put country over party. Republican Jeff Flake did a great job on the Senate floor yesterday, but his republican…

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