Dear Friends, Autumn has just begun in New York. The weather is mostly mild and pleasant. The leaves on the trees are about to begin changing colors. It is very nice for a visit and to walk around. I am, however, happily back in Atenas after two weeks away. The lush green landscape that welcomes … Continue reading An eventful trip
Dear Friends, A small family of birds outside my window in Queens serves as my gentle alarm clock this morning. It is a beautiful day here, made even more gratifying by the absence of the weekday cacophony that assaults my ears as horn-happy drivers pass by our street. The gritty urban land- scape is in … Continue reading A projection for the future
Dear Friends, Another renewal Sunday morning greets me. The bells are ringing in the nearby church. The "music" grounds me, reminding me of the importance of being in the present moment for successful quiet reflection. It is chilly and raining in Queens, NY where I find myself right now. I will still get out and … Continue reading A Day of Celebrations
Dear Friends, The morning is warm and still. I can hear the gurgle of the oropendola that has been visiting our area recently. In the afternoon, I expect to hear the distinctive sound of a toucan's bill hitting a branch in a nearby tree. I have only seen one of each which makes me wonder … Continue reading The charm of Geography!