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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…

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…

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Literature

Book Review: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Sinner and Saint

Written on July 29, 2017

Nadia Bolz-Weber is someone I follow on Twitter– she seems like my kind of fierce and funny tattooed human.  I am delighted my local library branch had her memoir “Pastrix: the Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint” available. This book is meaty and memorable. There is so much to it that I decided…

Invest Trust

Spirituality

Trust As A Spiritual Practice In An Age of Unrest

Written on July 17, 2017

Trust is one of those themes I have been coming across on the daily of late. In my case, I’ve been contemplating how to be less anxious and trust the universe.  Other friends are facing the specter of betrayal and question how to trust particular people.  One friend even shared that one of her rules is not to…

Romance on the Potomac River

Spirituality

A Romantic Alexandria, Virginia Wedding

Written on July 12, 2017

Seeing a beloved friend find the person she belongs with is a glorious experience. Marriage, in my opinion, is the most romantic proposition of all.  Nothing  screams romance  for me more than committed, true love.  To pledge your troth to one another in the face of any future adversity is to whisper faith and hope into…

Rev. Sam Trumbore on experience

Spirituality

Reverend Sam Trumbore – A Faith Journey Interview

Written on June 19, 2017

Reverend Sam Trumbore is a leader in our community and ‎Minister at the  First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, NY. I found him thoughtful and intellectual in approach, and someone who cultivates emotion and heart-centerdness.  We had a multi-layered conversation on his spiritual awakening, the work he does, and aspects of life in Albany. Spiritual…

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