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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Soccer ~

The first qualification games for the World Soccor Championships are being held now. Germany looking very strong. The Germans will play two friendly matches in US, one in Boca Raton, Florida, the other in Washington, D.C. in May and June.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thinking about the First Graders ~

Newtown, Connecticut

14 December 2012 

Angel of evil do not descend on this sunlit town in early morning, 

First grade still unaccustomed to the day, 

In corridors the shuffling of boots 

Coats crowded on hooks, busy hands adjusting at desks. 

The bell has rung, their teacher, she greets them, hovering. 

Toward the windowsill a sidelong glance, the candle the wreath. 

Their Christmas nearing. Still so new when six. 

Be merciful angel, do not alight. Stay winged, pass on over.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Francis of Assisi ~ Pope Francis

If he just carries the name of Francis honorably, his contrubution will be great.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Papal Elections ~

They say there is a power struggle going on in the Vatican. Others say the Holy Ghost is at work descending on the cardinals with inspiration from on high . . . ?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Piano Pleasure ~

In those last years, when I would play the piano Mother would come into the living room in her wheel-chair and listen.

One of the greatest pleasures I can think of now would be to play, knowing that she was sitting there listening.