Feed the Birds

Diane Porter took this photo of a Northern Cardinal in her yard. One of my favorite daily rituals is filling up the bird feeders on my windowsill. I live on the fourth story of a seven-wing brick institutional complex ( the convent wing!) A large maple tree stands outside my bedroom windows. I have three feeding stations on myContinue reading “Feed the Birds”

Optimism in the face of the blizzard

I took this from my window at 8AM today.  It is now 1PM, and much more snow has fallen.   The weather people predict two to three feet, and with the wind, the drifts are already that high. I am by nature an optimistic person, assuming good will of everyone to the point of foolishness andContinue reading “Optimism in the face of the blizzard”

Reason to Believe

    Bruce Springsteen isn’t the only one to write a song with that title. Tim Hardin wrote this one in about 1965: Reason to Believe                                              by  Tim Hardin If I listen long enough to you I’d find a way to believe that it’s all true Knowing, that you lied, straight-faced While I criedContinue reading “Reason to Believe”

From Breath to Air

Today I’m reading about a book in Brain Pickings Weekly – a wonderful blog by Maria Popova. Each week she posts this compendium of really thought-provoking excerpts . A book by Paul Kalanithi – He’s a very successful neurosurgeon and at 36 is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Today, this, commenting on Kalanithi’s book: “Like the bookContinue reading “From Breath to Air”

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