For Earth Day

For Earth Day

  And the Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. Shelly        

April, in April

I met a girl, or a young woman, I should say, this April.  She checked me out at the grocery store, and as she did so, I noticed her name.  "April!"  I thought, I've never met anyone named "April" in April, before, and I told her so.  She said she was born on the 30th [...]

Memory Bank

April will now be remembered for the tragic burning of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.  The vivid image of the spire in flames falling to the ground, and this 12th century structure, engulfed in flames will forever be a sad part of the past.  Maybe saddest of all is it happened during Holy [...]

Gray Day

Gray day, today.  Cold.  Gray turns to darker gray.  The day moves on.  No sun to be seen.  No rainbows in the sky.  Dusk will fall, unnoticed, and turn into night.  Buds on lilacs, and dogwoods take shape, begging to bloom.  Icy rain like sleet hit my jacket and makes that noise sleet makes.

April is Here!

Edith Holden wrote, in 1906: April The name of this month is derived from the Greek word for 'opening':  In many countries of Europe the first of April has for long been appropriated to a facetious custom for which no satisfactory origin has yet been assigned.  To send an ignorant or unsuspecting person on a [...]

On Children

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.   You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You [...]

A Story, for St. Patrick’s Day

I am posting this story, in honor of my son, the author. He didn't grow up to be an all-star basketball play, as stated in his biography, but he still enjoys playing the the sport, for recreation.  The original book that this appeared in was illustrated, by him, when he was 10 years old.  It [...]