March is usually malcontent in the Midwest, which means a moody, sometimes malicious maze of temperatures and a minefield of uncertainty. So! I mounted my trusty motorcycle and meandered through a magnificent field of wind catchers marvelously moving their blades on this most beautiful of spring days. That is all.
Another set of images from a long walk on a windy day at Jones Beach.
Galena, Illinois was “born” in 1826. It is known as the town that time forgot. This beautiful town is filled with shops, candy, lots of chocolate, delicious coffee, great eateries and, apparently, ghosts! This is my bride, and we enjoyed celebrating 39 years together in Galena!
a cup of coffee in a little corner of my home lights and shadows remind me of what lies within me darkness and light love and hate goodness and self-centeredness the memories descend life and love family and friends grace and peace laughter and song so many gifts undeserved and plentiful soon the wraith of dim stories arrives failures loss shame and the quiet ache of all things left undone and of all that i have done to others and to myself i choose to surrender to all the images that so quickly float through my mind as i lift my gaze in a little corner of my home three crosses Calvary such an ugly place of death of pain of sorrow of suffering and it is there in the midst of the darkness and light of my life it is only there where the lies i tell and the lies i believe are exposed where my shame is undone in love and acceptance where i trade my burden for hope mercy love and the lightness of forgiveness and i realize He is here with me in a little corner of my home
We enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day walk at the always beautiful Jones Beach State Park.
A few moments that caught my eye as Fall descends in our area.
A few images from a day trip to Chicago with my colleagues earlier this week.
Enjoyed greeting the new day at Jones Beach with my dear dad.
These are images from a recent road trip back to New York. We (my wife and I) made the trip to attend a memorial service and decided to head back to visit the area where we lived during our college days. We visited Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown and Ossining, NY, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip down memory lane.
Regarding the images: ‘GW Bridge’ is short for the George Washington Bridge, connecting New Jersey and Manhattan. We take the Whitestone Bridge to go from the Bronx to Long Island. We enjoyed lunch at Horsefeathers, and the view of the amazing Tappan Zee Bridge, which connects Tarrytown, NY to Nyack, NY. The homes in Tarrytown and Ossining were 2 of the places we lived in after we were married while in college. It was fun taking in the sights of these old, beautiful towns!
so i woke up and all the clouds remind me of the words i said oh God the words i said the anger in my head so i woke up and all the clouds can’t hold the tears that just rain down down down it hurts and i don’t know why oh those clouds in the sky so i woke up and all the clouds press on my shoulders and i manage to pray oh God i just want to be okay just one day can i be okay one day faith help me to trust that just behind those clouds Your promises still shine help me to hear the light of Your words and rest oh God i’m so tired so i rest in You hope i choose to reach beyond the now one day only light and no more tears so today while i’m in the clouds i place my hope in You alone in You alone love let me see Your Light let me know Your promises let me hope that one day soon all will be well all must be well because You are Love You are Love so i woke up today and all the clouds remind me that today right now You are here not hidden so i’ll search for You and make it through this cloudy day with You with You