Sunday, September 23, 2007

Changing Colors

One final burst of color for this part of the world before the black, white, and gray of winter arrive. On this first day of fall, here are the obvious lyrics for the season and how they came to be.

Do some leaf peeping if you are able.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Turn The Page

Well, I have limped to the finish line of another year of 'blogging.

Not as dramatic as my first year, but holding on and muddling through seemed to be the watch words.

I hope it was nothing more than a "sophomore jinx," that Year 3 will be the start of a revival.

I know I have a small audience. Looking at the reports from Sitemeter, however, gives me some encouragement. When I am posting consistently, I am drawing more visitors. To provide quality is now (and has always been) the goal.

Starting over, meaning beginning from scratch, is not an option. Starting again, meaning continuing from where I am, is.

And so it goes.

And so I go.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remember Again

Today is now nationally known as "Patriots Day" (with, I hope, some apologies to the people of Massachusetts and the original).

It is a day we wish we could forget.

It is a day we cannot forget.

Without a doubt, this will be the topic on 'blogs today. I encourage my small readership to peruse those posts which interest you. My offering on this day will be my posts from last year:

Time And Place
Remembering Flight 93
Rally Time
Images Of Hope

So many prayer intentions from this moment. Remember these if you would:

1. The souls of all who died.
2. Those who still mourn.
3. Those who seek a just solution.
4. Forgiveness toward our enemies.
5. Our enemies (didn't Someone command us to do this?).
6. The courage to continue the fight.
7. Peace.

May we honor this day in a noble and dignified manner.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Sotto Voce

I was told the news last night while at my first choir rehearsal.

I knew of his illness but never about its severity. 

The ultimate curtain call.

Brava, Maestro. 

Rest in peace.