In a Direction Unexpected (a Birthday Reflection)

  Thirty More Years, by Wendell Berry When I was a young man, grown up at last, how large I seemed to myself! I was a tree, tall already, and what I had not, yet reached, I would yet grow to reach.  Now, thirty more years added on, I have reached much ...

“Love You Too”

My little boy resting in those early days. (A reflection on the Last Supper that I wrote during Holy Week, an invitation to us all as we return again and again to that life-changing meal.)   It’s Holy Week and my littlest boy is sick.  A fever struck early...

Field Notes (Follow the Greening Road)

This is the field across the street from our house.  Lovely, isn’t it? A new nest rests in the pine tree now.   The Mourning Dove and her eggs are gone.   Too early for the eggs to have hatched,  we wonder what happened – a...

There’s Something to Be Said

There’s just one shower here at our new old farm house and it stands about three feet high over an ancient porcelain tub.  It’s quirky, you might say, just the sort of thing to inspire a little poetry, and here’s a case where one poem popped up...
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