Poem: Laity Lodge Artist Retreat 2011

Poem: Laity Lodge Artist Retreat 2011

MUSIC, ART and ARCHITECTURE… the Frio River I close my eyes and listen: From my right nearby lapping on a metal canoe From my left a different rhythm on a plastic hull Beneath a third beat as the waves hit the pilings of the deck Distant dripping, flowing, rushing, A...
GRIEF BURSTS…………February 4, 2011

GRIEF BURSTS…………February 4, 2011

Shortly after I went to work at the hospice where I am a chaplain, I learned about “grief bursts” from the Bereavement Coordinator. I hadn’t heard the definition but I was familiar with the experience. After my son, Lew, died and after the numbness, there was a period...
The Worst Loss

The Worst Loss

THE WORST LOSS – the death of a child They tell me I have experienced The Worst Loss. Why do I recoil? No one wants to be The Worst: The worst parent, The worst teacher, Even the worst loser. That’s part of it. I don’t want to be The one at the bottom. No one does....
Visual Biography

Visual Biography

In 2010 I was invited to present a program at “Sweet Spring Splendor,” a dessert fellowship planned by the Women’s Ministry Committee of First Baptist Church of College Station, Texas. Several years ago when I was a very new member of this church and this community I...