Human Spirit

Our physical beings Are so fragile So vulnerable Our physical life As we have come to know it Can change instantaneously A fall A nearby sneeze Droplets landing indiscriminately An infection Mild or life changing Any number of circumstances Most beyond our control Can end or alter our physical life At any moment. Motor vehicleContinue reading “Human Spirit”

Merely a Vessel

9am 9/8/2021 Dad’s living room A mere 16 months ago I thought it was 2 years! Finally, it is complete Later today, we pick up 300 copies Of my book! It is a culmination Of wisdom and knowledge gained Over 4+ decades Of service 4 decades of listening, Caring, educating, Relieving suffering, Telling truth AndContinue reading “Merely a Vessel”

Announcement!!

Just a quick note to share some exciting news!! For the past two years, I have been writing a book. It has arisen from my over 4 decades working as a nurse/nurse practitioner. Through writing, I am able to indulge my passion to work to empower people to make their own decisions about how theyContinue reading “Announcement!!”

Christmas

Can COVID “ruin” Christmas? Can war “ruin” Christmas? Can migrants beseeching entry “ruin” Christmas? How about the cost to heat our homes? The dearth of the stock market? The suffering which abounds in our world today? ~ Christmas The birth of Love Love in human form The Christ. ~ What can destroy love? What canContinue reading “Christmas”

Peace

Brilliant white cloaking the yard Resting upon branches Bringing beauty to the stark winter woods Animal footprints Tracing a path As they search for sustenance Ending at the Crab Apple Tree White frosting clinging to tree trunks Set against grey sky Winter The snow muffles sound Giving us pause As roads are cleared And firesContinue reading “Peace”

Life, Deaths and Resurrections

The Paschal Mystery it is called In the Catholic Tradition We live We suffer We live again, but differently We are somehow changed. How do we embrace the sufferings? Embrace the deaths? Knowing, trusting They are a part of our journey Leading to true wholeness To Resurrection It makes no sense in the moment AsContinue reading “Life, Deaths and Resurrections”

The Velveteen Rabbit

Imperfect. Never brand new again How do we embrace ourselves? Accepting our bodies As life makes it marks Remains one of life’s greatest challenges. Our body is a temple We were told growing up. A temple Dwelling place of the holy It was our job to keep it pure. To keep it perfect. How canContinue reading “The Velveteen Rabbit”

The Benedictines

Their smiles radiate warmth and love Their courage steadfast As they persevere in serving However they are able But they are aging. Their hospitality remains beyond compare In keeping with their vows, They welcome with open arms Providing warm, comfortable beds Peace-filled rooms Nurturing, tasty meals Tea and coffee ever ready. The nuns of todayContinue reading “The Benedictines”

Little Lake Sunapee

Little Lake Sunapee The Summer of ‘22 Gently cloaked by morning mist Wisps of white float upward To the warming sun They swirl, dancing on the surface Leaving shimmering ripples to move across the lake The mist bellows as surface water evaporates Into the cool autumn like air Nearly obscuring the distant shore. Little SunapeeContinue reading “Little Lake Sunapee”