“Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.” — Harrison Ford “For the hanged and beaten, for the shot, drowned and burned, for the tortured, tormented and terrorized, for those abandoned by the rule of law, we will remember.  With hope because hopelessness is the enemy of justice. With courage because … More Justice

Holiday Greetings

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis     Wishing you and yours peace, love and joy this Christmas Day.               *   *   * Holiday Dress — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Peace and Quiet

“It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water skis or a snorkel.”—Bill Vaughn *   *   * Chapman Mill Pond, Westbrook, Ct. — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017


“When despair for the world grows in me…I go and lie down where…the great heron feeds, I come into the peace of wild things….” Listen here to Wendell Berry read the complete The Peace of Wild Things as published in Wendell Berry, New Collected Poems © Counterpoint, 3/26/2013. *   *   * Great Blue Heron, watercolor painting … More Peace


“Living in harmony with one another brings inner tranquility.” — Lailah Gifty *   *   * “Our world” — Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2017

Counting fish

It was a day when the ocean lay still, merging its salty wetness with the dank side of the sky and the air was thick with fish, so thick that you could see them—in full color, I might add—darting and turning through the edges of waves before losing their way in the deep. There were … More Counting fish

“I like the thought that what we are to do on this earth

is embellish it for its greater beauty, so that oncoming generations can look back to the shapes we leave here and get the same thrill that I get in looking back at theirs—at the Parthenon, at Chartres Cathedral.” — Philip Johnson Best wishes for a new year of peace for all throughout the world. *  *  … More “I like the thought that what we are to do on this earth