“on the pulse of the morning”

Someone on Sunday asked me if we were going to have the opportunity for further conversation about Maya Angelou’s poem that we heard and saw via video on December 27 at Trinity.  https://youtu.be/xUuTig9kavA The answer is, YES! That morning we heard the story of the gifts that were brought by the                 folks-of-SofiaContinue reading ““on the pulse of the morning””

so much kronos, such magnificent kairos

Today, January 1, 2016, Patricia and I went skiing, cross country skiing, on a trail just north of Woolsey Airport.  If you flew into this airport you would see Mud Lake, to the north.  Mud Lake is just east of the trail we skied today.     Woolsey is the Northport, MI, airport.  Here are threeContinue reading “so much kronos, such magnificent kairos”

An Opening Prayer: Matthew Fox honoring Reb. Zalmon

Hundreds gathered in a theater in Boulder, Colorado, on August 17, 2014, on what would have been Reb. Zalman’s ninetieth birthday, to pay him respect and gratitude. Matthew Fox was invited to offer the opening prayer at his service.  You may find the prayer in Matt’s newly updated and revised autobiography, “Confessions” page 445: AncientContinue reading “An Opening Prayer: Matthew Fox honoring Reb. Zalmon”

“Christmas Sticks” of Florida and Michigan

Back in the early days of our love, Patricia and I used to roam the forest roads of the Nicolet National Forest in Vilas County of Wisconsin and look for a small, scrawny pine growing in the ditches, by the side of the road, to bring home for our Christmas tree.  We always found oneContinue reading ““Christmas Sticks” of Florida and Michigan”

old age

I had a delightful conversation with Julia Brabenec, from Northport, yesterday.  She is a member of Trinity.  We had tea, fresh bread, and poetry.  Julia read me a number of her poems, including this one.  She gave me her permission to post it here for you to read: Old Age How does it happen? WeContinue reading “old age”

This whole time

First Congregational Church of Northport was formally organized in February of 1863.  Their first church was built on this location in 1869.  The structure you see is a renovation of the original building that was built by a forebear of several current members and friends of Trinity Church of the UCC. Northport Methodist Church was organizedContinue reading “This whole time”

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to getContinue reading “2012 in review”

circles of stone

Today, in solidarity with those of you in Isaac’s way, we’ve had rain and then some more rain, well, and maybe a bit more rain after that. Lovely, really. The River Glendasan has nine very large rocks across it (bolders actually) from our stone cottage to the road that leads to the Hotel Glendalough aboutContinue reading “circles of stone”