Category Archives: Commentary

The Dictionary and the hands of time.

As I watched the news from the White House tonight, I picked up a dictionary to look up a word. As I held the book, I looked closely at my hands. A visual reminder that I am in the September of my seventh decade. Some wrinkles, some protruding veins, some blemishes outside, but inside all-over it doesn’t feel any different than my thirties. My mind, however, is acute, discerning and curious.   I looked up my word and then as I put the book down…

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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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