Monthly Archives: January 2021

New Smyrna Beach 1-25-21

A silver-haired old man naps peacefully in his weathered beach chair, mouth wide open, sun-hat blown off and hanging by its cord on his back. It’s almost 80 degrees and the January sun is warming away the winter in our … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver (September 10, 1935- January 17, 2019)

One of my favorite poets died two years ago today. I’ve never failed to find beauty and so much that I wasn’t even aware that I was looking for in her words, whether it be solace, joy, a sense of … Continue reading

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Smoke and Strawberries

Reflections on Not Losing Hope Through countless window glasses smoke rises from fires still burning across our land and I awoke to the images of the crocus and the Luna moth, isolated yet filled, each with their own brand of … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

When my daughter and son were little, their bedtime routines included a nightly request of โ€œtell me a story, mommaโ€. This would be after reading two, three, or eight books and just prior to the final tuck in (when Mom … Continue reading

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