International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Sr. Winifred wasn't the nicest teacher I've ever had. She booted my 10-year old self from piano lessons permanently because she said I wasn't practicing enough, which I found terribly insulting (even if it was true). But, she taught me and my hooligan classmates to sing a simple round that sounded so beautiful when we [...]

Autumn Love

Autumn Love

Autumn loveThe sun dances merrily in an October skyGiddy with pride at what it has wrought.This is the season of love,Harvest time and the trees rejoiceSwirling ruby red crinolines,tucking golden pocket squares into puffed chestsand straightening tangerine ties.Sing then the glories of God’s magic paintbrushAnd the splendid light it spreads over fields, rivers, vines, orchards, [...]

An unexpected guest

An unexpected guest

Did you ever have a houseguest you weren’t prepared to host (perhaps because your husband forgot to tell you they were coming?) Well, that’s the way I feel about fall this year. It’s a nice, pleasant season and all. I just wasn’t ready to welcome it in. It’s all good, though. It only takes a [...]