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Friday, September 15, 2017

Hurricane IRMA



Irma angered her
ocean but now it is calm
welcoming her back!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

45th Anniversary


On Thursday July 13th through Sunday July 16th 2017,  Humble Blogger attended his 45th consecutive silent Retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House called Demontreville.  It was quite a privilege not only to still be alive but to have been able to find time off from 3M Company and other doings to "make the retreats"  I took a lot of photos this year of the grounds and walking trails.  Weather was beautiful, food was wonderful as usual and spiritual retreat from the mad world was greatly appreciated.  There was no room left on my wooden plaque to put a 45th medal so I received this special aerial photo of the Demontreville complex of houses and central meeting area.  I am Captain of the "Campion" house which is at the 10 o'clock position in the photo.  It quite clearly stands out from the rest of the structures.

Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House 
complex in North St. Paul, MN

See also Posts: "40th Anniversary" and  "Jesuit Retreat House at Demontreville"

Monday, July 3, 2017

Heat Wave


failing to feel warmth
she moved to Florida some
four decades later

Daughter Julie with Humble Blogger dad (including frozen beard) cross country skiing  at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, MN  on January 1, 1979.  Julie  "froze" this outing and was never comfortable in the cold.  She's always wanted to move to a warmer climate and finally did so June 30, 2017.  She sees the Atlantic ocean from her new place.  We will miss her!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Just Things


during his last year(s)
he shed those prized things time had
accumulated

Late 1880's Ansonia Wall Clock





















Early 1900's (refinished) Edison Cylinder Phonograph

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Brevity


after a year's wait
lilacs dominated spring
for fifteen minutes


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

An Awakening


music flowed last night
once she roused her mandolin
from its deep slumber


Monday, May 29, 2017

Lost


he panicked because
no one called nor expected
him to return home

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