Tag Archives: travel

The Importance of Fathers

    As you know, if you read this blog regularly, I’ve been reading Eudora Welty’s memoir, One Writer’s Beginnings.  She delves deeply into her early life, how her parents surrounded her with books and read to her in their … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, September 23, 2017

  When this land was forest Wolves roamed here, river and hill, under the moon When this land was farmland Horses, cattle and geese Lolled in pastures And chore-bound children took Early morning trips to the springs The first brick … Continue reading

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Night Poem, September 22, 2017

  First Day of Autumn   The black birds gather now into swirling clouds Then taking lead from some alpha Ascend, form a line and fly away like dark river. Twilight comes earlier The first yellow leaves are pulled into … Continue reading

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Afternoon Post, September 19, 2017

On the last day of summer he walked again to the dock and loosed the lashings and dropped the ropes into the well of the boat and stepped onto the foredeck and then into the cabin and took a paddle … Continue reading

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Dove in The Rain

In the morning rain A dove perches alone On a telephone wire Her wings folded up tight and wet Her profile is sharp Against the grey sky Her head bowed. She looks strangely  sad This symbol of peace Like some … Continue reading

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water from the sky

    I love to watch the rain One may read of blessings Or hear them talked about And wonder at the truth of what is said Who brags of blessing?  Everyone. But to see the water falling out of … Continue reading

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Finishing Witness

      An autumn scene at the Pipe Creek Farm in Maryland, once owned by Whittaker Chambers.         I don’t know if I have ever read a longer book in my life.   Witness is over … Continue reading

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An Untold Story

  If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’ve been reading Whittaker Chambers’ book, Witness.   It’s an autobiographical book; the story of his journey into and out of Communism and his consequent ordeal as a witness for … Continue reading

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As Promised . . . .

    Here it is, folks, as promised.  My latest novel for 99 cents.  If you like the writing on this blog, you’ll like the book.  Take a look at the reviews by clicking here. Don’t think you have to … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, August 26, 2017

    This autumn will be like any other.  First the newly-stiffened breezes will pull the first of the dying leaves from the high branches and sweep them, rolling and tumbling, across field and pavement.  Twilight will come earlier now … Continue reading

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