Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day

hospital window –
outside father’s room
an empty nest
Father's Day -
the fluttering of small flags
in the graveyard
Father's nursing home -
weekly euchre game down
another player

Father's Day -
the coolness
of his headstone
Pax et bonum

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Profession 2018

Yesterday was profession day, a day to celebrate and welcome Pat Cammarata and Irene Perevich to the Secular Franciscan Order.

While it was joyful - and the ceremony went really well - the two professed were reminders of what plagues the fraternity: Older members, not always in the best of health.

Our fraternity currently has 8 excused members - 7 of them due to health. Our meetings often have many member absent due to illness, or to fear of bad weather.

I don't mean to be negative. It was wonderful to welcome new members. But if our fraternity is going to thrive we need to attract more and younger members.

Pax et bonum

Friday, June 15, 2018


I was having a problem on my Facebook page reading messages. A more computer savvy friend suggested a fix. I tried it. Knocked off all my links, messed up all my accounts. This one is no longer easily reached! I have to go through multiple steps just to post. Sigh.

Pax et bonum

Monday, June 11, 2018

Votive Candle

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votive candle -
remembering a child
never born

Pax et bonum

Abortion logic (part 2)

she seeks votes with call
to wipe out future voters -
abortion logic

a baby's not a
baby 'till I say it is -
abortion logic

ignoring science,
I define when life begins -
abortion logic

we celebrate choice
except that of prolifers -
abortion logic

hide unpleasant truths
by using euphemisms -
abortion logic

Pax et bonum

Squirrel on a fence

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lawn mower -
squirrel sits on the fence
twitching his tail

Pax et bonum