July, 20, 1969. Where was I? I was at my house on 7 Constitution drive, in Cold Spring NY. It was my mother’s birthday weekend-her birthday on July 19th and her brother’s birthday on July 21st. My mother was thrilled beyond words that the moon landing happened in between her and her brother’s birthdays. Her … Continue reading Where were you when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon?
"Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours." -Poet Jane Kenyon
"There is more to life than increasing its speed" -Ghandi It has been a busy and exhausting couple of months. Losing a family member suddenly and without warning brings life to a sudden stop. Everyday tasks, schedules, work responsibilities and other commitments come to a grinding halt. You persevere, forge on and take care … Continue reading Enjoying Christmas…for a few days more
This poem needs no explanation. It was written almost twenty years ago and has not seen the light of day as it has been kept in my files all this time. It is a relevant one I feel...just as it was when it was written back in 1998. It is a common story, more common … Continue reading Broken Crayons
Walking alone by the roadside, I meander...
This poem first appeared in Journey On : Beauty and Grit Along the Way published in 2012. It has since undergone revision and will appear in the upcoming poetry collection titled Winter's Call. I Won't Leave You You and I have many dusty roads still to walk together, and blood red sunrises we have … Continue reading I Won’t Leave You