February 1, 2014

January 28, 2014

  • Yes, we do have snow!



    I’m guessing we have about 2 inches of the white stuff with more coming down.  Temperatures below freezing.


    Should echoes

    bang hard against the wall

    of his brain

    Must resounds

    repeatedly begging


    Words instilled

    to sculpt

    his soul

    to fit

    their mold

    * a short little poem about what Albert Ellis calls “musterbating” and “shoulding on yourself”

    click below for more information about musterbation.


    Above is a link to musturbation.  I have no idea why it didn’t show before.

January 25, 2014

  • No Blossoms Here

    Back in Tennessee and no flowers blooming around here except inside of course.  I took this photo with my iPhone during one of my walks in Tempe.  I sure miss that 70 degree temperature. floweronwalk

January 21, 2014

  • Take Off!



    I don’t the kind of bird but it took off for flight just as the camera snapped.  I guess we might say this is flight at first flap.

January 6, 2014

January 5, 2014

  • Mead’s Quarry Park





    Link above to the Quarry

    Here is another photo of headstones. graves

    there is a cemetery along the trail.  A sign there noted that one couple was buried head-to-head instead of side by side because they had been divorced.  I had never heard of that tradition!  Wonder what one does if he or she has been divorced two or three times?



    Not the best photo but off in a distance from a clearing along the trail one could see the snow on the mountains.

    I did this hike with my oldest son and we had to admit it was “cold” on the trail.

January 4, 2014

  • Rose on the altar



    To signal a birth

    A rose adorns the altar

    Eli has now arrived

    Note: Our church places a rose on the altar each time some church family has a new arrival.  Dec 22nd one of these roses signaled the birth of Eli, my grandson who was born on Dec. 18th.  7 lbs. 4 oz. IMG_1234

    Here is a photo of Eli.  I am sure he will become a shortstop in MLB because of his long limbs and large hands.

December 17, 2013

  • Inequality




    To disguise our sin of greed
    We debate philosophies
    And justify our economies

    Our sins remain uncovered
    Despite our explanations


December 14, 2013

  • Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Villiage, NC




    A damp dreary day

    In the village of Biltmore

    Dark and eerie church

    I took this photo with my iPhone and a rainy day when we stopped to eat in Biltmore Village, NC

    The cathedral, through the trees, gave off and eerie appearance.

December 13, 2013