Be with your mom as much as you can


Thinking About My Mom

Written on May 18, 2020

My Mother passed away on International Women’s Day, and we had a small service to honor her on Pi Day. Around this time, COVID-19 hit, and it complicated everything for everyone. A few weeks after her death I posted a list on Facebook that I wanted to expand on; many of the items on this…

Peace symbol

Upstate NY

What do you show up for?

Written on January 3, 2019

Once a month I drive by the most interesting man.  He shows up for peace. He’s interesting because he stands on the busy intersection of  New Scotland Avenue and South Manning in Albany waving a peace flag. I’ve been driving by this spot for years and he’s there once a month, in all kinds of weather. He stands…

Live Life Fully- Dreams


Live Your Life Fully- Dreams

Written on February 12, 2018

This blog post is my P.S.A.  Life your life fully- a cliche in some ways but one that cane a guiding mantra.  A few things in my world have caused me to dig deep into what the saying means. I have a sick, hospitalized Mom (again), friends who are suffering loss, family going through illness….

Dr. King, Bonhoeffer and other modern martyrs who stood in God's love (Westminster Abbey)


Standing in God’s Love with Bonhoeffer and MLK

Written on January 14, 2018

The holiday to honor MLK is almost upon us. I’m listening to the service in his honor led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and also thinking of a book I recently read, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” about another martyr to justice whose courage was instructed by God’s love. The book I read,…

New Year's Day


New Year’s Day

Written on January 3, 2018

I wrote this poem in 2009 and wanted to share it. Every year I feel the same.   New Year’s Day The snow on the ground, a light dusting which will turn to ice, is a canvas of hope. Blankness, emptiness and a promise of bright and cheerful tomorrows to rescue the sorrows of yesterday….

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