BLESSED BY BRITISH MYSTERIES

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. My energy reminds me of fireworks. Up, up, up it goes through the morning. Around noon it bursts quickly losing color and brilliance, falling to earth and disappearing. How-ever, replenishing my get-up-and-go with a nap ruins my overnight sleep. Instead, I watch a mystery on […]

DREAM THEMES

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. When the media talks of examining one’s life for New Year’s Resolutions, I think about that and even make a few. Doing so encourages me to also look into my “inner life.” That’s more difficult. As usual this year I see many strands of meaning. […]

PICTURES FROM THE PAST

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. I nosed my Honda under low-hanging branches of my cousin’s elm tree. Though the calendar read October, the afternoon was summerlike. I don’t want a hot car later on.. Cousin Julie and her husband Stan met regularly with me over recent months to sort my […]

ANOTHER AUCTION

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Driving away from the Relief Sale in September where I got a number but did not bid on a quilt, I had passed a changing neon ad for future fairground events. Waiting to turn left, I could not read it due to trees. I said […]

A PROMISE

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual notebook. One late September Saturday morning. the sun shone its fall-slanted rays. At 7:30 I turned into Gate 2of the Goshen, Indiana Fair Grounds. A boy wearing a rainproof poncho held out a yardstick, pointing where to park. My tires squished as I drove over low […]

WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

I took a deep breath. Here goes! I slid my mouse’s pointer across the laptop’s Kindle Direct Publishing screen to a button that read, “Publish.” I clicked on it. There goes seventeen years of work! Four months I earlier I visited friends in Central Florida. As I sipped coffee with Anna and George I said, […]

A QUIET HOUR’S DRIVE

Rain freckled my Honda’s windshield as I turned east. I bumped over a double set of railroad tracks, took a breath and began driving several miles through Amish country. While many motorists avoided these county roads used by the slow Amish horse-and- buggies, I found their life-style peaceful. I enjoyed the occasional slow-down behind a buggy […]

MAY FOURTEENTH

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journey. Sauntering from the mailbox with an envelope torn open in one hand, JK waved a letter at me. “They say I have no major damage from a stroke.” Three weeks earlier JK had a Trans-Ischemic Attack (TIA). When this pre-stroke event happened, he had begun […]

THE HANDYMAN

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Though the day was bright and sunny, storm clouds hung in our front room. Lightning flashed from his eyes as JK sat on our faded […]

AN “E-R-R-R” ADVENTURE

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual notebook. Strong morning sunshine behind old oaks along the Florida avenue cast dark patterns on the road. In the treetops, small birds twittered and cardinals called to one another: wouldya’ wouldya’ wouldya’, chalk, chalk, chalk! I had talked to my mechanic friend Chuck several times over […]