23 November 2007

Thanksgiving: new additions to my ongoing "Northwoods Journals" project

Brooke, waiting for dad

Ryan's new dirt bike

Mikey's new dirt bike

Chad and Jenny's house. Under construction, again.

20 November 2007

Some thoughts on Silence and Solitude

“Silence is God’s first language.”
- St John of the Cross, 16th century.

Introduction, by Franz Wright (2nd half):

I am here to learn
to bear
the beams of love,
what else

through the leaves, I am here to endure the
bells tolling

Like you a guest, a ghost

Everything will be forgotten

And either I am too alone
or I am not
alone enough
to make each moment

(No one bats 1.000, friend
no one
bats .500)

And I have heard God's silence like the sun
and sought to change

I'm just going to listen to the silence

till the Silence

“Love your solitude… it will be your home and haven even in the midst of very strange conditions, and from there you will discover all your paths.”
--Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“…take time away from busy-ness, time to be. I’ve long since stopped feeling guilty about taking being time; it’s something we all need for our spiritual health.
…listen to the silence, stay open to the voice of the Spirit. …slow me down Lord.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

19 November 2007

"A Journey of Hope" now available!

"A Journey of Hope: A handbook for grieving people and the people who support them" by Susan K. Beeney, R.N., is now available for purchase.

To order online, visit:
($20 plus shipping and tax).

I had the pleasure of designing the book and incorporating my photography to illustrate the process that a grieving person must go through. Over 40 of my photographs from various places across America and Europe are found in the book.