- Over decades most of us have friends and family spread-out coast to coast. In the past week, storms of all types have brought snow by the foot, line after line of storms from New Mexico to the Texas coast. Text messages have been exchanged about safe places, have your shoes on and confirmation that we are safe and OK. Texting has many purposes…weather is one the best.
** I am sharing with SL readers a partial list of my favorite sustaining words and phrases: Seeking common ground….Servant Leadership….To Hope, to Care anyway…To be a Witness….To show Mercy and to give Grace….Mystical & Magical…To Create…Never go away…Being present…Listening…Being a Neighbor…I can roller skate in a buffalo herd (Roger Williams)…More words next SL
- An elected white male conservative remarked, “Diversity is destroying our culture.” If he and I could share an iced tea, I would offer a different view, that diversity transforms our culture, broadens and matures our culture. I am saddened by his fear of loss, rather than the excitement of discovery and the wonderment of foods, music, art, and the telling of a generation of stories.
** Thomas Merton wrote this in his 1953 Journal. “The old testament is the record of men getting further and further away from God, so that the alliance between men and God becomes less and less mystical and more and more juridical.” Wise, thoughtful words in 1953, even more so in 2023.
- On April 29, Willie Nelson will be 90. Willie has just announced his next tour and play schedule. Willie, in so many ways, belongs to all of us. I think we can stand up and cheer this 5′, 6″, 184-pound Texan back on the road again.
** If I had a T-shirt, it might read: “I don’t have to know what I am doing; to do what I do.” My 2nd career as writer began with no professional writing background/degree. I began by keyboarding life events I have lived, knew about and might have known about. The “not knowing what I am doing” part has not been easy. With Beth, I always knew I was not on the path alone. We have done well together…now, more of the “not knowing what I am doing” ahead. Learning everyday. Enjoying it all!!
Roy, awaiting the return of hummingbirds