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Transitional Time

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.  William Blake (Auguries of Innocence) January is my birth month, and as … Continue reading

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Another Year

Another year soon to pass. A year with a thousand happenings, pleasant and unpleasant, long and brief all at the same time filling up my days broken up into hours. Every hour can seem so short and endless all at … Continue reading

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Unwrap the Love

This Christmas, Unwrap the gift of Love nestled in your heart, And allow the winter winds to carry it as an offering, Delivering its wealth through the delicate hands of Hope Across neighborhoods and nations. Unwrap the Love. And in … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs

The streets are hung with lights, the stores are decorated with red and green, tinsel and sparkle are everywhere, and Christmas dominates the airwaves with songs about the spirit of the season and the glories of gifts. We fast-forward our … Continue reading

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Family, A Heritage of Stories

There is no substitute for family. Family is those with whom I grew up and created a bond from my beginning years. Family is those whom I talk to or reminisce about in my adult years. It is those whom … Continue reading

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Petrichor

(The precise aroma of falling rain is known as petrichor. It was coined petrichor by Isabel Joy Bear and Richard Grenfeld Thomas, two Australian mineralogists who blended the Greek words petra, rock, and ichor, the essence that flowed through the veins of the gods … Continue reading

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Duality

I walked into an old church in Eastern Europe admiring the beauty of the gothic architecture. The woodwork, the gold intertwined with marble and extensive use of stained glass filled it with light and color. Carvings of stone that resembled … Continue reading

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