Inauguration

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.” — Abraham Lincoln inaugural words underscore weight of nation hard work now begins *   *   * Virtual … More Inauguration

Momentum

“To stand out from the crowd requires you to stand up and stand for what you believe in.” ― Gift Gugu Mona sustain momentum treading water not enough take active measures *   *   * Holding One’s Own ~ Colorful Koi fish outweigh tiny turtle at Morikami Japanese Gardens Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Momentum” haiku poem … More Momentum

Promise

“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong *   *   * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Ingenuity

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.” — William J. Clinton strength of conviction fuels force of ingenuity new ways of working *   *   * Ingenuity at Work ~ Maasai youngster finds joy in the Tanzanian world around … More Ingenuity

Democracy

“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.” — Woodrow Wilson moral character defined by use of power honor must prevail *   *   * Bald Eagle ~ American symbol of democracy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Honor” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Feast

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.” — Melody Beattie tasty repast draws even simple table scraps buoy hungry soul *   *   * Meal Enjoyed ~ Flock of starlings, in their winter garb, enjoy remains of autumn orchard harvest. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Feast” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

New Beginnings

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie   change defines new year prospect of fresh start invites robust leap ahead *   *   * Puma breaks free of underbrush ~ Flamingo Botanical Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo and “New Beginnings” haiku by Mary O’Connor.   With best wishes for a happy and healthy … More New Beginnings

Good Night!

“Every night, under the same sky and stars, probably since the emergence of humankind, people around the world have been wishing one another a good night.” — Efrat Shoham reflections of past cast in light of tomorrow coming year’s promise *   *   * Tomorrow’s Promise ~ Heron reflects on day gone by • Photo and … More Good Night!

Enchantment

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie silently with joy the enchantment of Christmas renews thirsting souls *   *   * Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings to all throughout the world. May it be a peaceful and healthy new year! ~ Photo and “Enchantment” … More Enchantment

Force of Nature

Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others.” — Paul Bloom joined at the hip providing strength in numbers in this together   *   *   *   Interconnected ~ Photo and “Force of Nature” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020