The Traditional Sounds of Christmas

On any number of occasions, I have been known to say that God did not make me handsome, so he gave me a voice. As the story is told, and always by me, while waiting in line to leave heaven, bound for earth where I would soon be born, Our Lord took one last lookContinue reading “The Traditional Sounds of Christmas”

Blessed Winter Solstice, and Welcome to Christmas Week!

This morning at 5:02 EST, with a silver slice of Sister Moon Shining brightly,  Brother Sun stopped and stood completely still momentarily directly over the Tropic of Capricorn south of the equator. At that moment we welcomed this year’s Winter Solstice. Brother Sun now begins his long journey back to the north. Here at FallingContinue reading “Blessed Winter Solstice, and Welcome to Christmas Week!”

A Christmas Vision in Three-quarter Time

When I woke up this morningThis bright Christmas day.As God is my witness, it happened this way.Right there by my bedside, who’s sitting right there?It was Jesus, our Savior, in my old comfy chair.Quite startled, I yelled “Jesus!”What brings you around?It’s your birthday you know,What brings you to townWe’ve not much to offer or thingsContinue reading “A Christmas Vision in Three-quarter Time”

Fly The Friendly Skies…

So, I’m driving home just now, listening to George Winston’s Autumn album and thinking about Friday and my weekend… Then I noticed this sky… and suddenly, I am transported back to my “Frequent Flyer,” “Road Warrior” days and those uncountable Friday afternoon/evenings… The days when I was likely riding one of these contrails. You wouldContinue reading “Fly The Friendly Skies…”

I Want To Be A Tree (For the beautiful Ms. Angela)

I want to be a tree… And raise my head and hands to the azure blue To feel the wind blow in my leaves and dig my toes deep into the rich black earth.   I want to be a tree… A home for birds and squirrels And welcome the pileated to tap-tap the rhythmContinue reading “I Want To Be A Tree (For the beautiful Ms. Angela)”