Archive for December, 2016

  • We Hosted the Church Christmas Party

    By on December 19, 2016

    Everyone had a great time and I am very grateful for this small but strong group of wonderful people.

  • Left outside advent poem

    New Poem: Those Left Outside

    By on December 18, 2016

    They are the ones who follow, kneel, and welcome Him in.

  • Best poetry books for children, best poetry books for young adults, best poetry books for young people

    Best Poetry Books for Children and Young Adults

    By on December 17, 2016

    It is a fortunate child who shares these poems with an adult that cares– firelight, fuzzy blankets, cookies, and...

  • Grateful She Came to Be With Us

    By on December 16, 2016

    She is such a huge blessing both to us and the world, and is a glorious reflection of all...

  • recent black and white photos

    Recent Black and White Photos

    By on December 15, 2016

    I love the sharp contrast between black and white and the whole range of subtle grays.

  • Van Gogh up close, close up photos of van Gogh paintings

    Visiting Van Gogh Up Close

    By on December 14, 2016

    In this post you can see photos of my devoted examination of some of my favorite paintings by Van...

  • Jerusalem exhibit

    Jerusalem Exhibit at the MET

    By on December 13, 2016

    The diverse faiths here actually got along much of the time, and their prosperous co-existance spawned one of the...

  • osprey photos

    Osprey Photos

    By on December 12, 2016

    I was delighted to get these rather close photos of an osprey...

  • Advent is the name of that moment

    Advent is the Name of That Moment

    By on December 11, 2016

    The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens.

  • Recipe: Winter Salad with Eggs and Homemade Dressing

    By on December 10, 2016

    This most recent rendition of a winter salad loosely merges ideas from a French salad nicoise (but no potatoes,...

  • featured artist Marie Hull

    Featured Artist: Marie Hull

    By on December 9, 2016

    I love her sense of color, and the vigorousness of her brushwork!

  • Dance of the Tide poem

    New Poem: Dance of the Tide

    By on December 8, 2016

    ...flashing white petticoat flounces flirting with the stalwart ebony rock face...