Friday, July 31, 2015

Meditation Falls

The manmade waterworks at Jordan Creek's Town Center
 offer peace and tranquility.
 I can't pass by without pausing to reflect.

"He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul," Psalm 23:3
If I lean over a bit, I find my reflection there.
Where do you find a peaceful place?

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Parchment has come a long way.
From ancient scrolls to the pages of illuminated texts
and vellum for Gutenberg's printing press.

Now it's an ordinary form of paper at home.
Thin, bleached, and perfect for baking,
 I look for other ways to use this bit of ephemera.

At tomorrow's backyard birthday party,
I'll line my galvanized garden tins with parchment
for cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, and stuffed black olives.

How do you use parchment paper?