Friday, February 16, 2018


I just thought it was funny how on a cold wintry day when most everyone else wore hats, coats, and mitten, this fellow was running in only a pair of shorts and hat. 


"How many more people, how many more children, must die before members of Congress and President Trump acknowledge that assault weapons have no place on the streets of our country? Will this nation ever unlock itself from the grip of the NRA, which has turned the Republican Party and the president into political pawns?

Trump went on national television Thursday morning to offer condolences and prayers to Parkland, Fla., victims.

'No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school,' he said. 'Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives.' And, to the nation’s children, he said, 'I want you to know you are never alone and never will be.'

Such pablum." ~

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day/Ash Wednesday

Kind of a strange image for this Valentine's Day/Ash Wednesday, don't you think? On the other hand, it seems strange to me anyway that they share the same day. How often does that happen? Still, I don't suppose it's all that strange, since the earth always has been my first love and, as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, all things that come from the earth eventually return to it. So let me wish the earth and you a very happy St. Valentine's Day as well as a most profoundly meaningful Ash Wednesday. :-)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

River Reflections III

"Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. We are a nation rich in rivers." ~ Charles Kuralt