Jim Carroll, the poet and punk rocker in the outlaw tradition of Rimbaud and Burroughs who chronicled his wild youth in “The Basketball Diaries,” died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 60.“I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his . . .
What's on your schedule this week? . . .
Meditation tonight. We think. Gosh, our day's busy!If we go, it'll be the second Friday I've gone to a Tampa meditation center on E. Busch. And M. is coming.Lovely. So peaceful.We NEED that. We live in a three-ring circus.My home has become OUR home.I like it.And it is an adjustment for us all. My . . .
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was overit became a butterfly. . . .
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."- James Neil Hollingworth writing as Ambrose Redmoon . . .
...in prayersand positive thoughtsfor a good outcome for M's tests today.Thank you. . . .
While you're playing this weekend, please take a moment to shoot a prayer or two our way. I'm heading downstate in the morning because my fabulous husband is having a heart catheterization on Monday. Apparently, he's had a blockage in a blood vessel feeding the heart. The procedure will determine . . .
We are thinking, these days, of quality of life issues. Of how much of the rest of our time we want to spend working. As opposed to having fun.Work can be fun. But they don't call it that, now, do they?I do love to teach. But it IS work.Writing, on the other hand, doesn't feel so much like work. . . .
When I first read Marianne Williamson's book, Illuminata, A Return to Prayer, back in 1994, I was blown away.The prayers she writes are exceptionally powerful and resonate so strongly in their contemporary style.There's no question that the rote rhythm of a good Our Father or Hail Mary has its . . .
Sundays.A time for lazing in bed late.For reading the New York Times slowly, over a cup of hot, rich coffee.For doing the crossword puzzle, if you're like my fabulous husband.(and yes, there is only ONE crossword puzzle, in case you're wondering)And a time for praise and worship. Silently or en . . .