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December 7, 2015

 

"... But the American simply stood at attention, once again a strong, straight-backed soldier. Then he raised his right hand slowly and stiffly to his forehead, saluting his former enemy. ..." (Read More at The Huffington Post)

November 20, 2015

 

Does heartache haunt holiday? Are you mourning the one, or the ones, who you love or loved the most? Does your heart ache? Do you grieve? Are you asking yourself, "How will I handle the holidays with my heavy heart?"

Love's opposite is grief; they exist in equal measur...

November 12, 2015

 

At six miles long, rural Route 96 runs down a skinny pencil neck of land that is boarded by a bay, a salt river and the Atlantic Ocean. Route 96 is the shortest highway in Maine but it long enough to set my mind to grousing if traffic delays my travel. There is only o...

This past August, at the age of 56, on the last day of my summer vacation, on the day after I ran yet another 5k, while I was attending my Saturday morning yoga class, I had a heart attack that could have killed me. It was a shock but not a surprise. Heart disease kill...

I had just stepped into my studio office with a mug of hot coffee in one hand when my cell phone rang. It was my mother. I checked the time before answering -- 7 a.m. In her old age she never rose before 9 a.m., with breakfast at 9:30 at the table that she had laid out...

 

There was a revolution during my warm and gentle yoga class for beginners today. It was my third warm class after 14 months off from yoga following 35 years of regular practice. My teacher is a good teacher. I first started attending her hot vinyasa class two years ag...

December 15, 2014

A working mother hunted for boots that her teenage daughter wanted for Christmas. She looked for weeks hoping to find the expensive boots. An emergency car repair bill came up, meaning the mother spent the boot money. She still hoped to find the boots and put them on l...

August 13, 2014

This is a hellish poem because
An accidental click in Twitter today,
Brought me to see VERY GRAPHIC photos that 
I cannot unsee, photos that made me see that
ISIS is an Unholy Beast that beheads children. 
They behead children. Dear God, they behead children. 
Murder....

June 24, 2014

Strapped into
My stilts I am
The Great Blue Heron
Striding in marsh grass
Or stalking 
Along the edge
Of my pond;
Deliberately, and slowly;
Ready to stop, 
And, in stopping,
Becoming instantly invisible.

The tallest bird in the grass,
Suddenly vanishing
When he stops.
W...

June 24, 2014

 

Strapped into
My stilts I am
The Great Blue Heron
Striding in marsh grass
Or stalking 
Along the edge
Of my pond;
Deliberately, and slowly;
Ready to stop, 
And, in stopping,
Becoming instantly invisible.

The tallest bird in the grass,
Suddenly vanishing
When he stops.
...

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