Monthly Archives: November 2013

about beauty and a break

I said yesterday’s blessing of hands would be the last posting before Thanksgiving Break — changed my mind looking out at the November dawn today and smiling all over because of this break.  Here’s a Hopkins praise of beauty.   … Continue reading

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thanksgiving blessing

Tuesday  November 26 Thanksgiving looks to close to the ground human experience — visiting,   cooking,  eating,  maybe watching some football,   gatherings of different branches of your family.   Thinking of that this morning reminded me of a blessing … Continue reading

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a falcon at dawn

Monday  November 25 The pre-dawn sky promised a strong sunrise; weather.com promised it at 7:36 am.   Dawn this morning showed a dance of subtle changing colors lured me to stand a while at an east window on Lansing Reilly’s … Continue reading

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“Why am I running?”

About 1985,  I conducted an oral history session with Lloyd N. Morrisett, then Director of the Markle Foundation in their Rockefeller Plaza offices.   While I was waiting for my appointment,  I saw this cartoon  on the receptionist’s  personal bulletin board.   … Continue reading

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such small hands

Tuesday November 19 Marathon runners have allies who hand out quick sips of water as they labor deeper into the 26 + miles Here’s a quick sip of refreshment as we work deeper into the marathon that is Term One … Continue reading

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Octogenarian

Monday November 18 I got off to a busy start today and here it is mid afternoon. No introduction to this poem except that it was written by my neice Terri Breeden, another in a series she wrote about her … Continue reading

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She Had Some Horses

Today’s poem I met Joy Harjo, a Muscogee-Cherokee poet, when she was 16 and I was assigned to teach her in place of her Bureau of Indian Affairs English teacher. I was at The Institute of American Indian Arts for … Continue reading

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Tagore # 63

Wednesday November 13 Tagore about the power of the unfamiliar; a university labors to introduce students to realities beyond the ones they already recognize. Some more November sun today. john sj Thou hast made me known to friends whom I … Continue reading

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Lamb of God as metaphor

Tuesday November 12 The march of the sunrise heading south across our northern sky stirs my blood on sunny mornings as autumn ripens. From my end of campus where the big parking lot opens a wide sky scape, it rose … Continue reading

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a poem for Veteran’s Day

Monday November 11, 2013 VETERANS DAY AT UDM I owe a growing awareness about veterans to one of our grads who double majored in Catholic Studies and Sociology and received her degree at age 31 a few years back. Sarah … Continue reading

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