Category Archives: Awe and Wonder

Thanksgiving at Babcie’s, Circa 1958

There is no holiday equal to the Thanksgiving of my youth. It was a grand affair when women wore dresses and men wore suits and ties. As the New England weather cooled and the last brown, dry leaves fell from … Continue reading

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Dog, the Great Teacher

I believe dog is the perfect creature. The original subtitle for my novella The Sixth Day was “The day God should have quit,” my conviction being that God should have stopped creating after he made the dog. Moving forward, I … Continue reading

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Reaping Blessing for Autumn

I first became a reader of the Carmina Gadelica when I discovered a verse or two through a Celtic prayer book I used many years ago, a book that still resides on my desk for daily use. It is a … Continue reading

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Proud to Honor America

I try to ignore gazillionaire entertainers who bash America and beyond-gazillionaire athletes who refuse to participate with their less fortunate brothers and sisters when they rise to sing the national anthem at professional sporting events. I try my best to … Continue reading

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Encounter with a Blind Man

I leave my house on my bike every morning at sunrise.  This time of year, that occurs around 0630.  We’re losing three minutes of sunlight each day now, and the change accelerates at each equinox like a pendulum at the … Continue reading

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Nebulae and Flowers As Spiritual Guides

I looked up from the book I was reading in my backyard and stared into a flower.  Earlier in the week, I looked at pictures of nebulae for no particular reason other than they were beautiful.  As I stared into … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice I had an original copy and read the first edition of Sophie’s Choice, William Styron’s opus, in 1979. I loaned it to someone but never got it back. I loved that book, and as I read it, I … Continue reading

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Summer Rain

The summer rain reveals a magical world of green.

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Banner Day for Team Guepard

Months ago, Gail Megaloudis Rongen – Chairman of the Board of the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation – and I decided to combine our energies and support a group of young men in Cité Soleil, Haiti who train 100 young boxers.  One … Continue reading

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