polar vortex

winter blues

Photo credit goes to my fellow friend and poet, Mary Ellen Gambutti.

I survived Michigan’s Polar Vortex.

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best friends forever

My best friend since 2nd grade lost her mother last week. We both lost our fathers years ago, mine in 1990 and hers in 1993. Irrespective of our individual relationships with our mothers, the loss brings about a range of emotions. How long will I have with my own mother?

She and her younger sister have been texting me photos all week long as they comb through old photo albums. As it is certainly emotional for them, it is also emotional for me to re-live and fondly remember our childhood together.

Reluctantly, we move to the next phase of our lives without our fathers and her now without her mother. I can only wonder how long before I join her without my mother.

We hold on to the good times, the good memories, and to each other, as best friends forever.

best friends forever

 

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the guardian

guardian

 

Yesterday’s controversies of the 2019 marches – The Women’s March and The March for Life are still reverberating today.

As a woman and a Christian, I am pro-choice, which is not to say I favor abortion. My decisions are between God and myself. Not all circumstances are the same. My clarity with decisions rest in His peace.

 

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freedom of speech

freedom of speech

While some would like us to look away from the chaos and corruption of the world and imagine the world is rosy instead, evil lurks. Yes, there is too much negativity in the world. Yes, we should not add to it. But let our voices not be silenced to the evil that lurks where it wants to stay hidden among the leaves ready to hurt the vulnerable.

Yes, there is beauty in the world. It reigns at the top of the stem.

 

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beyond the window

january sun

When you are inside in Michigan and all I can think about are sunny days at my lake – Lake Michigan.

 

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americans

Our country, the United States of America is currently distressed right now with our government’s shutdown from the showdown between the U.S. Administration and the U.S. Congress. With a new set of fresh faces and the indomitable will of the American people, I believe good will conquer evil.

This morning’s photo from my friend, Julie reflects that no matter what America is always on guard protecting its people and shores with or without a wall. We stand to adhere to our democratic principles. We honor our military, government workers, and all who continue to serve and work without pay while our leaders struggle with decency and honor.

bald eagles

noble sentries
good versus evil
bald eagles

 

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“americans”

Photo Credit: Julia Tiede Iveson, Somerset, Michigan

 

 

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