"The bison, the elks, the wolves, and even Simon the fox looked particularly shaggy, all seeming a little uncomfortable wearing the remains of winter fur in the 25 C heat."
" have found myself using the lines of a poem over and over in my ongoing dialogue with self. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs … That’s from Rudyard Kipling’s If:"
"Some parts are obvious, such as obey the law, while many are more visionary and aspirational because of their focus on transparency, accountability and conversion."
"None of us can find a perfect person. If by chance, we do think that we’ve found one, we’ll eventually discover something amiss. "
" Plenty of spiritual truths are revealed in tending to a garden. "
"Even Jesus himself needed the assistance of another as he carried his cross through the streets of Jerusalem. That takes humility."
"The prophetic book of Hosea is about God’s yearning for his wayward people Israel to become faithful to him once again."
"One of the difficulties of a casual reading of today’s Gospel passage is that we can see it as placing a choice before us: either following Jesus or loving our parents and children."
}I am glad to have my own photos. There is one from my January visit when I spent almost five minutes just a few feet away from the wolf resting on a rock. An exhilarating experience (me, of course, safe behind a heavy plexiglass!). "
"Hence, as usual we have a complete reversal in the Christian story. The life that once did not make sense becomes the life that makes complete sense."
"In the beginning I was nervous being close to a dead person. The most dramatic part of the funeral mass for me was the singing of the “Dies Irae.” I had no idea what it meant, but the tone of dread was palpable."
"George O’Neil, Mike Hawkins, Peter Larisey, Norm Dodge, F.X. Johnson, Charlie Sitter. As the list grows longer I become more aware of how these mens’ lives ‘intertwingled’ with mine.