It’s a joy to share with you pictures of our daughter Bridgette’s First Communion. It was one of the best days of my life as we celebrated her receiving the wine and the bread and the gift of everlasting life. In keeping with tradition, the first grade moms at Bridgy’s school served as hostesses for the […]
At night in dreams he sees their souls rise Like dark geese into the Oklahoma skies Well this is a prayer for the souls of the departed –Springsteen Down an old dirt road in Okfuskee County is a gravel turn-out that bends in a half circle right by a stand of trees. Underneath them is a glorious patch […]
The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don’t see the results. –Fr. Henri Nouwen Every spring, wildflowers spill out across the rural routes of Eastern Oklahoma County. The roads Peebly, Luther, Dobbs, and my favorite, Pottawatomie, put on an awesome show of color. Purple poppy mallows […]
In 1974, our family moved from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. Our new house was a yellow split-level on London Lane in Southboro. The house next door was bright blue and there lived the family Barlass. Peggy was the youngest of four kids and lucky for me, we were in the same grade. We became […]
Sometimes, my work takes me to rural towns across Oklahoma. I love being on the road, traveling down the old state highways, thinking about how people in wide-open spaces live. I breathe better in these parts, even if I white knuckle it across narrow, two-lane bridges. Yesterday, I passed farms surrounded by canola fields. A […]
Robert holds me in the last perfect peace of morning. Those moments before the sun steals the amber of porch lights and conquers the winding rum of dawn. Outside our bedroom window I hear my new neighbor clearing snow from his sidewalk. Scrap-scrape-toss. Scrape-scrape-toss. I’ve awakened to find myself and my generation a day older. […]
Do you fix a traditional Sunday dinner for your family? What are some of your go-to recipes?