Thursday, May 31, 2007

Closing Time

About 20 minutes ago I just returned from my last shift at the convenience store. Although we normally close at midnight, the past two nights have seen the doors locked at 11:00 PM.

As much as we got business by word of mouth, people were still surprised to discover we were going out of business. There were a few last minute customers tonight, which delayed only slightly the inevitable.

I spent the last nine days with closing responsibilities. Long nights with little to do at times. Marking time. Sometimes it seems like a death watch.

As a small token of the owner's appreciation, I was able to take home about $40 worth of groceries for free. It will come in handy.

Somewhat sad right now. Reality gently tapped me on the shoulder as I was working.

Once again, I join the ranks of the unemployed.

A new trial begins.

Definitely walking by faith and not by sight.

Monday, May 28, 2007

"They Have Not Died In Vain"

Kim Komando has created at her website a series of links in honor of Memorial Day.

This link will take you to her page where you can brouse her selections.

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Tongues Of Fire

These links will take you back to the two posts associated with today's Feast Day:

Prayer To The Holy Spirit

Hymn For Pentecost

This link will take you to the lyrics to another familiar hymn.

Let us be one in the Spirit.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Second Greatest Love

It is first and foremost a tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also the sentiment I think we all deep down inside have for our own maternal parent, whether known or unknown, living or deceased. On this day to honor Mom, in the month which honors the ultimate Mom, a hymn to express what we sometimes cannot.


On this day, O beautiful Mother,
On this day we give thee our love.
Near thee, Madonna, fondly we hover,
Trusting thy gentle care to prove.

Verse 1:

On this day we ask to share,
Dearest Mother, thy sweet care.
Aid us ere our feet astray
Wander from they guiding way.

Verse 2:

Queen of angels, deign to hear
Lisping children's humble pray'r,
Young hearts gain, O virgin pure,
Sweetly to thyself allure.


Happy Mother's Day!