“Snowy Forest” — A Christmas Card

Shuttered inside in the snow-ladden forest Feeling lonely I made a fire Settled down with a book. Two pages later Distracted by crackling and flames I put the book down Reached for the TV remote. That too, put down There would only be people Auguing, silliness, telling me what to do or buy Instead, I […]

There’s More to Exchanging Gifts Than Meets The Eye

The art of making someone happy and celebrating the relationship This is our grandson, Ethan Miller. He was five-years-old. I choose this image because it represents the kind of joy we’d all like to see on someone’s face when they receive a gift from us. The subtitle indicates that there’s an art to gift-giving because […]

The Pansy Flower: A Reminder To Remember

Perhaps because Pansies are annuals and small, those of us who aren’t gardeners can easily miss the beauty and the message they carry. I only became aware of them when, beginning many years ago, Linda began to plant them in her garden and in a long flower box on our front porch where they greeted […]