Monthly Archives: July 2010

TO TEMPER FREEDOM

I used to think that oughts and shoulds would hinder good — that freedom to exert one’s will was how one ought to go to grow into the one God has in mind. But now that I am old I … Continue reading

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ANCIENT TWITTERING

She said: “Don’t tell anybody but did you know…….?.” Then she said to another; “ Don’t tell anybody but did you know…….?” And then she said to still another: “Don’t tell anybody but did you know…….?” The word got around … Continue reading

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QUEEN ANNE’S LACE

The fields are white with Queen Anne’ Lace. The fields that recently turned green remind me of the last snow fall back when we yearned  for spring. The lace, once harbinger of summer abounds this year more than I’ve ever … Continue reading

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OLD WISDOM RESTATED

When you have done something to make one glad what you have done to accomplish the transaction is often a greater gift to you than the one you gave.

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THE KITE POEM

The kite was a poem i launched into the sky and I held it with a string of ink. The kite danced to cadences stirred by the wind — and it looked beautiful up there — so beautiful  I wished … Continue reading

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THE SCORE KEEPER

It is said that he recorded his intercessory prayers and when answered he made note of them. I admire the clarity of his faith. I’m uncertain of what to ask for and hesitate to claim that my overtures to God … Continue reading

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CORN ON THE COB

It’s about the only food that  is deemed acceptable to eat by picking up the whole thing and “going at it” with your teeth — back and forth or round and round. It is fun to eat — fun to … Continue reading

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PAIN

I tried on pain the other day and saw it didn’t fit right upon my aging body. I have some friends who wear it pretty well — they’re more tolerant than I. I tried to smile and made my lips … Continue reading

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A VIEW FROM HERE

From my recliner I see them scrubbing oil soaked birds. The birds look like: “What the hell is going on?” as they endure the ministrations that will save them. There are still plenty of good folk offering various kinds of … Continue reading

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THE VANISHING POLE

The telephone pole that at one time seemed intrusive to the beauty of the line of trees that border on our back yard boundary has become virtually invisible not because of an act of nature but because our eyes have … Continue reading

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