Category Archives: Reflections

Poem: The Beached Tree

There was a tree That stood upon the shore Defiant against the waves Of winter storm And summer gale. For years, I walked Below high-tide, Combing the rocks And shells For treasures. I would pass The tree, gray-green With salt-tinted … Continue reading

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Poem: Graduation

Mid-tide water laps the shore, A mild breeze casts light waves Upon the deep-blue across the bay. The sky, cloudless, crosses, Horizon to horizon, dropping behind Distant edges of islands’ green trees. Silhouetted against those Ribbons of land, white sails … Continue reading

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Poem: Time(less)

Is time a line?

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Wither or Wether?

wither: (v) to shrivel or fade; to make powerless wether: (n) a castrated male goat

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From the Bookshelf: The Ecumenism of Beauty, edited by Timothy Vernon

A couple of decades ago, my father visited me, a sort of father-son weekend in Washington, D.C.  Given that he has an ardent faith, I suggested that we attend the Sunday worship service as the Grace Church, in Georgetown.  This is … Continue reading

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Blowform Escape

The chapter of Jesus’s birth does need to have an ending.  King Herod, of course, did not really want to find the King of the Jews in order to venerate him.  Being an Roman governor over an occupied land, he … Continue reading

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Blowform Epiphany

Having grown up in a Baptist tradition, I did not learn of the concept of Epiphany until I read James Joyce’s short-story series Dubliners.  I do not recall exactly what the story was about, but the concept that an epiphany … Continue reading

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