As the Stars are Known to the Night

| November 11, 2019

Remembrance I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. Augustine Mandino II (Author and WWII USAAF B-24 Bombardier) This one night, seemingly so long ago, I lie awake looking from the window of our Brandhoek stay. The view is the […]

After the War

| October 28, 2019

Reminders After the war…each day’s new peace is punctuated by the craggy and weighted fragments of former ambition and rubble. Once these were buildings…these were homes. The exclamations, and pauses, the commas, the full stops of life. With each day a small section of peace is renewed as foundation is revealed…the rebuilding continues. Brick by […]

Fellowship

| May 29, 2019

A late night to be sure Trees hang over the road…this way home. Dark as those that absorb all light, blue-black sky, silver ripples bared across the water. To write of the night…the dark…exceptional stillness, save for scampering thoughts. This night I have been, watched and listened. I have seen trees as witnesses, branches as […]

Wash Away the Rain

| April 10, 2019

Black Holes and the Pale Blue Dot: Creation and Destruction Black holes are so dense and have such strong gravity that anything that crosses their threshold — known as the event horizon — gets pulled into them, never to return. That includes both matter and light, making them black and invisible. (Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News, April 10, 2019) […]

Hello Darkness…

| December 14, 2016

…my old friend The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. (Often attributed to Edmund Burke, Irish Statesman, circa 1770). The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time. (British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, 1914). We […]