New Year's Day

Literature

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….

Christmas in your heart

Spirituality

Christmas Comes But Once a Year

Written on December 12, 2017

Light in the Darkness It’s been a while since I’ve written.  Partly, from being busy and dealing with welcomed changes in our lives.  Partly for wondering what I really want to continue writing about.  Writing is one of those things you can’t put off and I plan to continue writing often in 2018. But now…

Albany Capitol Haunted Tour - Million Dollar Staircase

Upstate NY

Spooky Treat: Albany’s Capitol Haunted Tour

Written on October 17, 2017

Halloween in the Area Halloween is almost upon us and Albany, NY and all of the Capital Region is filled with spooky tours, ghost walks, and haunted hay rides. The Capitol Haunted Tour is a highlight of the October wealth of frights. More than the seat of government, the Capitol is host to many stories…

Kindness and Grief

Spirituality

Life is Too Short: Be Kind

Written on October 10, 2017

Last month a former co-worker died.  She was also a friend.  Deb helped me understand the struggled my Mom was going through with her health because she was dealing with some of the same issues.  She counseled me on patience and kindness by being witty and funny and kind. Death has taken a wonderful wife,…

Do Justice Now - Goodness

Literature

Goodness In A Capricious World

Written on October 3, 2017

September in the Rain I haven’t written in a bit. September was difficult.  My Mom was hospitalized, and although she recovered and is back in her nursing home, it was an emotional few weeks. The uncertainty of living far from her, and relying on strangers with her primary her care is very emotional. I must rely on their…

Campfire in the Catskills

Upstate NY

I’m In A Yurt In The Catskills

Written on September 5, 2017

Signs you need a getaway to the Catskills (or another beautiful, serene spot) : You can’t read one more news story about whatever crisis of the day is at hand Technology is dismaying General malaise and fatigue Daydreaming more than usual Needing a romantic and enchanted day with your honey If you exhibit any or…

The American Dream in "The Underground Railroad"

Literature

Book Reviews: Readings on the American Dream

Written on August 7, 2017

I’ve read three books this year that deal with the theme of the American Dream.  Two are juicy, magical novels, and one is the autobiography of a role model and Supreme Court Justice. Colson Whitehead’s American Dream/Nightmare I’ll start with my favorite. “The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead knocked me over. I love this book….

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