twice dying, version 2

Uncategorized Jul 05, 2023

Last week’s post garnered more response than usual.  Some of you wrote to tell me that you had always wondered what Lazarus felt about coming back from the dead.  Others wrote to tell me that you had NEVER thought about it from Lazarus’ point of view.  The poem seemed...

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twice dying

Uncategorized Jun 28, 2023

Poor Lazarus
   asleep in his tomb
   held womblike for all eternity
   hearing the wails and laments of his sisters
   as though a distant memory
   an echo of something gone but not forgotten

 Perhaps forgotten would be better

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movie review: jesus revolution

Uncategorized Jun 21, 2023

Coming to Christ at the tail end of the so-called “Jesus Movement”, I think I put more faith in the Holy Spirit’s ability to work in and around me than in any dogma or religious authority.  This was the gift of that era, as portrayed in the film Jesus Revolution.

But one of...

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the lazy river

Uncategorized Jun 14, 2023

The resort in Hawai’i where we spent spring break has a lovely feature called the Waikolohe Stream.  Our family called it the lazy river, and it was a favorite activity with everyone whether floating down it on a tube, walking or swimming its circuit or racing someone around and...

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Uncategorized Jun 07, 2023

Over thirty years ago, I was driving back to the Midwest from California for the summer with my children.  Just me. My husband had to work. Friends of ours from San Diego were headed the same way, so we decided to caravan.  However, they were planning to camp their way to Nova...

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a weaned child

Uncategorized May 31, 2023

“I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother.” 

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fight evil, read books

Uncategorized May 24, 2023

I love books!  That’s why it pains me when people start banning them.  Years ago, as I was walking through Grand Central Terminal in New York City, I bought a bracelet that said, “I read banned books”.  The books on the bracelet were some classics like To Kill a...

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egret in flight

Uncategorized May 17, 2023

One lone stick in his ample beak,
   he soars to his mate’s side
     building a nest for hatchlings
high in the rookery
   in the low country swamp…
     danger lurks in the murky depths,
gators waiting to grasp

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cannonball jellyfish

Uncategorized May 10, 2023

              A gelatinous
        judiciously gentle orb
       floats by…INCOMING!

 Liz McFadzean

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blue heron

Uncategorized May 03, 2023

a ghostly presence in his favorite haunt,
the heron silently stalks in the shallows
in striated afternoon light;
the apparition reflected in still water mesmerizes,
distracting him from his quest for food 

consumed with consuming, he beguiles
himself only momentarily, but finally
in hunger, pokes...

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