Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt

“My mother comes from a vanished world, a place and a time that no longer exist. I have always thought of her as a visitor stranded here; an emissary from a distant star that burned out long ago.” Anderson Cooper Today, June 17, 2019, Gloria Vanderbilt left this world after 95 years.  Extraordinary, determined andContinue reading “Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt”

Another Year, but he is remembered…

“But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy! Still you are blest, compared with me!” Robert Burns Robbie Burns was celebrated this past weekend with the traditional AddressContinue reading “Another Year, but he is remembered…”

A Soldier’s Voice

Anthem for Doomed Youth By Wilfred Owen What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells, Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,— The shrill, demented choirsContinue reading “A Soldier’s Voice”

Tribute: Seamus Heaney 1939 – 2013

It was August 31st, the day we packed our bags for home, that I read the news that Seamus Heaney has died the previous day in Dublin.  We lost a great poet, yet I am comforted that his words will continue to inspire new generations yet to come. Over the years, his work encompassed poetry,Continue reading “Tribute: Seamus Heaney 1939 – 2013”