Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas Past

When I was three years old my family moved to Germany and thus began four years of magical Christmases.  It was like living inside one of those glass balls that fill with a swirl of glittering snow when you shake … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: The Wheel Turns Again

Nettie’s Lament I love the hunkering towards dark that lengthens night draws down winter with amber light, etching wet black bark in convoluted arabesques against the pale apricot of autumn dusks.   Oh, stave off returning for just another day … Continue reading

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Guadalupe – Our Lady of the Americas

Today is Guadalupe’s Feast day.  As so many people do,  I feel a special affinity with her.  So much so that several years ago I collaborated with my fellow poet and author Kathryn Smith in writing, producing and co-starring in … Continue reading

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