To be “sated.” I always thought “to be sated” meant to be full to the excess . . . like that very much too much feeling of food and tiredness associated (for me) with Thanksgiving. When I checked it just now, I discovered, it can also mean “to satisfy fully.” I like that. That’s how weContinue reading “sated”

Five encounters

Dublin is urban. There are lots of people. Here are five we’ve encountered, among many more. This guy was playing for change with his buddy the harmonica/guitar player.  Have tried (unsuccessfully) a variety of ways to put a minute and and half video of him playing on the web page for you.  Instead, these twoContinue reading “Five encounters”

Three quotes to begin your day

Joseph Campbell: “The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth.”   Christopher Robin to Pooh: “You are braver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”   T.S. Eliot “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they canContinue reading “Three quotes to begin your day”

It’s a good day to fly to Dublin, don’t you think?

A couple years ago when we were returning from the Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference UCC in Naples, we came across this bumper sticker.  That was before this time of sabbatical was imagined. Thank you to all who have participated in the planning for this time. Thank you Angela for tending the folk atContinue reading “It’s a good day to fly to Dublin, don’t you think?”


Just tried to figure out how to get a youtube video here for you to listen. Alas, I am not that smart, I guess. Anyway, It would have been John Lennon signing “Imagine” in (what year was this recorded?) with Ono along for the song . . . Since I couldn’t do it, you canContinue reading ““Imagine””

Meb’s run in London today

Meb Keflezighi placed fourth in the 2012 Olympic men’s marathon today.  He was three minutes behind the winner, Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda, whose winning time was 2:08:01. That is fast. Patricia and I got to see Meb win the Olympic Trials in Houston in January, so it was fun to see him again.  We wereContinue reading “Meb’s run in London today”

Do you see what I see?

A few nights ago, it may have been the day the current shifted and began taking the seaweed away from Siesta’s Crescent Beach rather than bringing it in, anyway we saw these formations of shape and color in the western sky. I wonder what you see here. I wonder how you would describe what youContinue reading “Do you see what I see?”