Category Archives: grace

Avenue In The Rain

By Childe Hassam (1859-1935), hung in the Oval Office requested by John F. Kennedy from Washington’s National Gallery, during the 1000 days of his short, but memorable administration.

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When God Speaks Through Others

I was having a bad day. There’s a quote from the film, Body Heat, when Ned, played by Bill Hurt, says…sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, I feel like I should wear a hat. It was one disappointment after … Continue reading

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Urban History

I didn’t go to college, therefore when I tell a historical tale, it’s without pedantic bells and whistles. But what better way to learn, I say, and a lot more interesting to decipher what you read in your own words. … Continue reading

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4-Legged Loss

Three animal lovers I know have lost pets during this already challenging time. Kate said good bye to Mollie, her beloved kitty. James, next door, Erin, Patrick the cat’s sister. Danny, the florist, who has two Bull Mastiffs, now only … Continue reading

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The New Norm?

How will it be, when we’re finally let out of our cage…when every business reopens, and we can all go back to work. Will life ever be casual again? It’s interesting, the things I miss. The Gap for starters. To … Continue reading

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In Leaf

In leaf is an old English term meaning, in bloom… by the end of April, most trees are in leaf. I love not only the simplicity, but how it sounds, as if it should be put to music. There’s a … Continue reading

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Revelations

I dreamt of Bill Hicks last night, a rarity these days. When he first past in 1992, he visited frequently, now not so much. He was on stage in a black hat, and all I remember was the word…REVELATIONS. I … Continue reading

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Freedom Writer

I’m very patriotic, not quite certain where it stems from. Could it be the Flag that waved from our porch every Memorial Day and 4th of July? My dad was in the Royal Air Force during World War II, something … Continue reading

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Those Iconic Steps

It’s no secret I love Kurt Vonnegut, and feel as if we’re forever friends. Sometimes we discuss things, especially writing dilemmas. But he’s pretty good with life’s problems too, like when my feelings get hurt by some random shun. He … Continue reading

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Something Smells Fishy

I’m at the market on my corner waiting for the sushi man to make my fresh salmon quinoa roll he makes me for lunch, every day. The fact that it’s only 7:20 a.m., and he has tons of work to … Continue reading

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