Sunday, 30 March 2014

30 March

rains burst out of the heavens with a low growl

healing rains that pulled apart
any roots she had in this small town

she had made no plans

but it was time for her to mend

as she pulled her packed car

into a row of traffic

she noticed that she was no longer shivering

30 march

what is that

there is some debate about what this really is

Joey and I believe it is part of an old pirate ship

that sunk long ago and washed up on the beach

some of us (whose names we won't mention here)

believe it is simply part of an old dock

either way it makes for really cool photography opportunities

the last of the birthday cake...yum

on the road

this is the old coast guard station across the road from our house

top shelf on the shelf

bad habit

letting the dishes pile up

our beautiful world

we are only blossoming indoors so far....

Friday, 28 March 2014

28 march

I live in Massachusetts and grew up in a town, in fact once lived in a house, that was 
built in the 1600s.

This is not the oldest building in town.

It is the Old Coast Guard Station. 

It was build in 1898 and given to the town by the coast guard in the 1970s.

It is used for the American Legion and town events now. It is directly across the 

street from our house. The first and third pictures of it are from our porch.

oldest building in town

28 march

When she came home  the only sign of him she saw

was a 6-pack of Amstel light with 

5 bottles in it
She saw him through the window
sitting on the wreck of the old pirate ship timbers 
facing the sun sinking over the Atlantic
The green bottle reflecting the last of the dying embers 
as he raised it to his mouth
She watched him for a minute or two
enjoying the view before grabbing a second bottle 
and heading out the door
 down the path to the beach


For the past few days we have been watching a coast guard cutter anchored out in the

 harbor of the next town over

They tell us it was at the ready in case of emergency during the storm.

I've lived here 50 years and never seen such a thing

not even during the blizzard of '78

They tell us it is going to be in the 60s this weekend.

that is about 45 degrees warmer than it has been this past week.
Ben and Jerry's coffee heath bar crunch is in the top 5 ice cream

flavors ever invented...just saying
I don't like to share my ice cream.

I hate when I get a cone and some one asks for a lick of mine -get your own

I don't care if I kiss you on a daily basis...

I don't care if I gave birth to you

that freaks me out 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

27 march

 tiny green orb glistens in the morning sunlight

a walk on the beach of a morning

offers many gifts

spinning spheres

fresh from the sea

from where did it's journey start

how did it end up on this beach

dug from the sand by my peasant fingers

26 march

outdoor wednesday

Sunday, 23 March 2014

23 march

they saw him riding his pink bicycle toward the redemption center

a quartet of bags slung over the back tire like an old-time cowboy

are filled with empty Heinekens he picked out of the trash on the better side of town

the irony of his good taste does not escape us and the green glass

clinks together as he rides

toasting the land of plenty they are headed into -a nickel a bottle -

his odor au-natural a warning for anyone who might consider getting too close

his hands sting in the cold march winds

breaks grind to a slow stop as he approaches the edge of a busy street

this does not rival any other city

-the addition of government programs not with-standing

broken people line the pot-holed streets

and, of course, the response is quick and blunt

get a job

sunday whirl

23 march


leading lines

the surfing queue


good morning



Sunday, 16 March 2014

16 march

there are green wicker chairs in my living room

beyond them is the tower of the old coast guard station

at night the cities across the water look like small strips of light

glistening in the distance

plopped down here with friends

we squeeze the last drop of wine out of the bottle 

and nibble on apples and cheeses 

 perhaps you will cut us some slack

as we fuss about our futures

it's easy to forget 

that we are all dust

16 march


doorway to a snail's house


 just before we open the door

looked up


Saturday, 15 March 2014

15 march

my darling daughters are deluxe and delightful
we have a few birds that come to the feeders on our porch

they perch on the wires to wait for their turn

Friday, 14 March 2014

14 march

winter will not go down easily

the ocean continues to freeze

i am on spring break this week

i have plans to catch up on paperwork

and get outside with my camera
the boys will be with us this weekend

we are looking forward to the company of one another

I am watching The Fugitive Kind with Marlon Brando 

It is the first time I've seen it though I used to watch

old movies all the time

I love the way that old film looks

our movies have become so dumb

Of course this movie is filled with sex and violence

but there is a plot and some character development

What we miss when we remove those things

"Every right implies a responsibility,

every opportunity an obligation,

every possession a duty."

john d rockerfeller

Thursday, 13 March 2014

13 March

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you

Celtic blessing

though it is not yet St. Patrick's Day
may the wind always be at your back


Monday, 10 March 2014

9 march

silver maples grew in rows outside and the leaves blew in the wind

catching the light here and there

she stood in the sunny kitchen window watching them.

She was wearing the hand me down cotton dress her sister had worn last summer but 

it was jelly stained now from the doughnuts they had baked.

Who does that anyway? Wasn't there a freakin' doughnut shop on every corner

around here?

Lately she had been thinking about what a long, strange trip it had all been...

but sometimes in life you've got to celebrate the misses.

10 march

walking the beach of a morning i came upon these strange ice formations

they look almost like tentacles or a weird sea creature of some kind

it's ice but I've no idea what formed it

Sunday, 9 March 2014

9 march


9 march




Joe's favorite shoes

gone but not forgotten


mirror mirror


this is rather an old picture at the Beatles store in London

just because

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