America The Beautiful

The vast expanse of land from Yosemite to the Sierra Nevada Mountains is such a welcomed respite from the noise and hubbub of city life. Relatively few cars drive on the smaller state routes, so time spent in quiet solitude is only interrupted by the occasional moo from the cattle grazing the land.  Even in summertime, the air is […]

In Memoriam

For my second Dad on this special day as we celebrate your life through a day of memorial Joseph Holck March 28, 1927 – November 6, 2011 http://www.kajukenbo.info/kajukenbo/holck.html (The following poem was emailed to me. Source and writer is unknown.) Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know, Where a […]

Florida Lake

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   Image copyright Martha Lochert. Reproduction, copying and file sharing is prohibited.

St. Francis of Assisi

  In remembrance of my father, Gerald Francis Bovell, on this, his birthday October 27, 1925 – April 28, 2008     THE PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS Lord, make me an instrument of your Peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is […]

Railroad Tracks

  RAILROAD SONG By the late Jim Croce     When I was a boy in the days of the train I’d sit by the tracks on a long summer day And I’d wave to the brakesman and he’d wave back at me While the thunderclouds rolled out of East Tennessee   But the dreams of […]

The Road Not Taken

  By Robert Frost    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better […]