The Sun is Working 8 to 5

For the most part I am happy that, once again, we flew back to Michigan for the 5-week celebration of family traditions, new and old, centered around our holy season of advent and our earth’s celebration of the Winter Solstice. In my study of personality and human development I learned that old age is a season of reflection, and my […]

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Temporary – Dawn of a New Day

As I get older I am very aware of wanting to hold onto those precious moments of dawn, before the sun begins its journey across the sky. I want to capture those moments as if an image that I hold in my hand will slow down the passage of time, will stop the coming darkness when the sun sinks below […]

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Transition

The fading importance of prior achievements fall golden from trees once productive. Catching the soft autumn light to glimmer their glory or as a finale to what was.   I’ve been doing some reading of books of poetry and some books and blogs on writing poetry. I was excited to read a useful explanation of using metaphors in poetry posted by Björn […]

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Listening to the Music of Life

The wildflowers seem unusually abundant this year so I’ve been focusing on them. They are singing my name, and on this excursion down dirt roads they were beckoning me in unison, like a well rehearsed choir. There were some soloists but even they appeared more elegant within their milieu. When I was seven, swaying the swing under the giant oak, […]

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Commitment

Commitment has been on my mind a lot during the past week or so. Probably because we celebrated our anniversary this week, and being married for 53 years requires a lot of commitment. An acquaintance in his late forties and never married, someone who had been hurt by a failed relationship asked me, when I was writing about being married […]

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