Saturday, September 12, 2020

On walking

All the great thinkers of the past have done it, all modern science says do it, my own experience says do it. It's a no-brainer. Like all things however, the brain can know something but it's another thing entirely for the body to act on it. Old Chinese saying: "He who knows but doesn't do doesn't know." We have to learn to switch the brain off just long enough for us to get out of our chair and out of the house. For once we are actually on the move, the momentum will carry us forward into the world. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Love hurts

At ten I searched for you but could not find you. At eighteen 
I found you but could not reach you. At twenty six 
I found you again but could not have you. Now 
you are about to be taken beyond my reach 
once again. The stars just won't align for 
us my love. I'm afraid I can no longer 
do this friendship thing - it's breaking 
my heart. Goodbye my gorgeous 
girl. I will invest in the marriage 
God has so graciously granted 
me and live each day with 
gratitude for the loving 
care that is shown to 
me. Just know that 
I have always 
loved you

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Life in the house of peace

The man of few means is no less rich than the

man of wealth if he lives in a house of

peace. But no pile of gold can

atone for the pain

that exists where

strife will not


Monday, April 13, 2020


Cease the struggle and only breathe 

for when 

everything is boiled down, 

that is all 




And when that is gone, 


Thursday, April 2, 2020


The angst of creation, or rather,
the attempt at creation, or
rather, the desire for
creation, is

Friday, March 27, 2020

Robert Frost

Robert Frost, you greatly moved me
when I was sixteen years old. It was
English Lit in '75, the back of the class
and the poem was Mending Wall.

There was something about your
purity of thought that
touched me deeply and I
fell in love with your work.

Looking back it was also because
you were a father to me when I didn't have one,
a wise and caring man who would understand me,
if I could only meet you, but of course by then
you were dead.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?"

Jesus of Nazareth