Thursday, June 18, 2015

Aloha Pumehana

Hawaii is not a state of mind, 
but a state of grace. 
~ Paul Theroux

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
 And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young...
~John Lennon

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Visit to Cape Cod -- Park II

No amount of skillful invention
can replace the essential
elements of imagination.
~ Edward Hopper

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Visit to Cape Cod

Cape Cod is the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts: the shoulder is at Buzzard’s Bay; the elbow, or crazy-bone, at Cape Mallebarre; the wrist at Truro; and the sandy fist at Provincetown,—behind which the State stands on her guard, with her back to the Green Mountains, and her feet planted on the floor of the ocean, like an athlete protecting her Bay,— with northeast storms, and, ever and anon, heaving up her Atlantic adversary from the lap of earth,—ready to thrust forward her other fist, which keeps guard the while upon her breast sat Cape Ann.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Memories in the Mist

Light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Shoreline

In every outthrust headland,
in every curving beach,
in every grain of sand
there is a story of the earth.
~ Rachel Carson

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Light the Way

Darkness cannot drive out darkness,
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate,
only love can do that.
~ Martin Luther Kind, Jr.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The sea...

The sea,
once it casts it's spell
holds one in it's net
of wonder forever!
~ Jacques Cousteau

Friday, June 6, 2014

Wash your spirit clean!

Keep close to nature's heart...
and break clear away,
once in a while,
and climb a mountain
or spend a week in the woods.
~ John Muir

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Do not go gentle into that good night!
~ Dylan Thomas

Friday, May 16, 2014

I do believe something
very magical can happen
when you read a good book.
~ J. K. Rowling

Thursday, May 1, 2014

We ran as if to
meet the moon!
~ Robert Frost

Sunday, April 27, 2014


A persistent breeze lifted the thin curtains,
fluttering a few moments of tranquility
into the turbulent day.
~ Susan Abulhawa

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Take to the Sky

I often sit and wish that I
Could be a kite up in the sky,
And ride upon the breeze and go,
Whichever way I chanced to blow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Watching the Wheels

Bicycling is the nearest approximation
I know to the flight of birds.
~ Louis J. Helle, Jr.

Monday, April 14, 2014


A daughter is just a little girl
who grows up to be
your best friend.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flower Power

Keep your face
always toward the sunshine
and shadows will
fall behind you!
~ Walt Whitman

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Always be on the lookout
for the presence of wonder.
~ E. B. White

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Perhaps the best yuletide decoration
is being wreathed in smiles.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In November

It's all a farce, – these tales they tell
About the breezes sighing,
And moans astir o'er field and dell,
Because the year is dying.
~ Paul Laurence Dunbar