ST: Thinking of you

Warmth wrapping around Wistfully remembering and trying to recall Those moments of joy Those moments of excitement Those adventures of discovery together When we wandered the world together Tussling and snuggling Laughing and...

An infamous day

On this day, the clash between a vainglorious but gifted military leader and peoples trying to stem the encroachment of another culture on their ancestral ways occurred.  For sometime the American government had been watching with suspicion the...

Sunday Soothing: Wondering

The year winds to its closing. The greatest gift of love is commemorated. We gaze at the heavens and wonder In the grand scheme how far have we come yet how far we will go? What hilltops, what valleys yet on our way? The ones past...

"What is past is prologue"

"Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, in yours and my discharge."  This quote from Act 2 scene 1 of Shakespeare's The Tempest explains much as to our present confusion about why certain people and countries are acting and responding in ways...

Better Angels

Take the focus away from self Not considering person above the value of your brother In gentleness walk upon your way For value is not in money but in the gold of community the silver shining of togetherness from inward shines a...

Season of Light

Light has always pointed to hope and knowledge.  So have you ever wondered at Christmas also being referred to as the Seaon of Light and celebrated by illuminations around the world?  Could it be a reference to the entrance into our sphere of the one...

Against the Odds

    In this year 1776, the fortunes of war had not been kind to the Continental Army and the militias.  They had suffered defeat after defeat, they were under funded, under fed, ill equipt and very ill clothed [many men without shoes].  As the year...

A provoking thought! (2)

What might improve the situation we are supposedly dealing with in our communities?  Could it be that if we ourselves decided to become individually better persons the authorities would not have the perception that all around them are miscreants who...

Sunday Soothing: Dreams (2)

Ephemeral yet Alluring yet fearsome and Yet so engrossing    For in those dreamings Find our desires and resolve to go onward upward  

Good to Remember Again

This poem is over 100 years old.  It was written at the end of a particularly abominable year for the poet.  He'd lost his house, his wife and a son.  Around him the country was ripping itself apart.  Yet on Christmas day, he penned this poem that has...

Four Movies different responses

The first 2 are from 1940, at a time when there was still some grudging admiration for the percieved economic and social progress being achieved by 2 men who in later years would become synonymous with evil.  But during that year we were still staying...

Scibbles & Bits 121: Sacre bleu!

While out on the town with the crew, the gang decided to sample the fare at the new eatery.  It was supposed to have superb filets sauced with blue cheese. So they waddled  on over to the establishment.  Upon entering they were immediately...

From Peace to Joy

With the solid and expected Hope security With the Peace of a secure Hope comfort In secure comfort lies the source of joy Joy not only a great happiness but the confidence of our soul's well being The glowing knowledge of being...

Scribbles & Bits 120: Wolf!

In the far off town of L'pusiket the citizens faced a rather thorny moral problem.  So they got together to discuss this situation.  For some reason when the young wandered in the park near Canal #5, all sorts of inhibitions were lost and proclivities...

The night the soldiers knew best

It was December 24, 1914 and earlier that month the Pope had appealed to the warring sides to declare a Christmas truce but the governments and generals had declined to act on that request.  So the orders had gone out to continue the hostilities.  Yet...

On one hand but then on the other . . .

On one hand some with the best intentions say that the government should use it powers to force people to do things that are for their betterment or the betterment of society. Yet! On the otherhand they excoriate and distrust the mechanisms that...

In Promises fullfilled Hope

From the promised love Comes something wonderful It passes understanding For while around us Cacophony sounds The inward peace confounds It holds when all crumbles From the love of great cost Holds forth with hope That...

A Christmas surprise 20 years in the making

Something she never expected. In 1959 she lost her parents when the plane enroute Seatle WA from Wayne NJ disappeared. It took 15 years for the wreckage to be discovered in the forest of the Cascade mountains. Another 20 years before a logger...

Scribbles & Bits 119.2: Choice

Daily we are confronted            Daily we are choosing one over the other                      Daily we decide the easy or the right                               Daily we walk paths of ease or challenge  ascerbic   <<  C  ...

Scribbles & Bits 119: The Dilemma

         Oh here it goes again, in things mundane and great. Call it procrastination, call it stubborn, or call it curiousity then again it could be called temptation. I know I need to do my house work, but this book is so good.  I want to go...

In Preparation

In the cycle of the season's Comes the time of commemoration When promises were fulfilled And a exceeding great gift was given One undeserved and certainly unearned Yet lovingly offered for those who would accept It comes with the...