Sail On, O Ship of State!

“The Republic” from “The Building of the Ship,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850) Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! We know what Master laid thy keel, What WorkmenContinue reading “Sail On, O Ship of State!”

The Wonder of It All

This day– this wonderfully good day, has been a flood of kindness for my soul. Sitting on my deck soaking up the Alaskan sun, I’m jolted by a considerable awe at the created world that swirls around me. I haven’t though these thoughts for a long time. But now they visit me, and I thinkContinue reading “The Wonder of It All”

Seeing Through Photos

Images from http://laylasphotoblog.blogspot.com/.  She has a fair number of very good images that she has winnowed out from everywhere. I have culled out these from her and hope they bless you.  You just might visit her blog and soak in the beauty she has. She has several pages, and hundreds of photos.        Continue reading “Seeing Through Photos”

Three Paintings You May Like, (Maybe)

Copy of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night“, done in Acrylics (but should’ve been done in Oils.)  This hangs in a non-profit org. here in Homer, Alaska.    My favorite, out of everything I have done. “Jesus, with His crown of thorns” This sets on the landing of my steps, coming down from my loft.   CaliforniaContinue reading “Three Paintings You May Like, (Maybe)”