Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer

Changing The World With Love

Start with Religion and Politics, End with Religion and Politics

Start with Religion and Politics, End with Religion and Politics   The entire concept of Christmas, I don’t want to say Christianity, because I don’t want to limit it to Catholicism, but if I go back to the beginning, the concept is that God or Spirit, whatever you choose to name it, came together to…

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Why Christmas Eve Service?

  What happened last year, was repeated again this year at the Stony Creek Congregational Church in picturesque Stony Creek, Branford, without any preconceived expectations that it would. From the setting and the sermon of the Reverend James, to the singing of the carols and hymns in the beautiful and cozy church, I was moved…

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Racism, An Uncomfortable Subject

A few comments on racism   I was in the middle of this line of thinking when the post I was responding to got removed from the writing site that had incited a little bit of heated banter back and forth. I did not wish to engage in a conflict, but I felt drawn to…

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Anesthesia

Anesthesia A song comes to mind Bye bye love, hello loneliness, I think I am going to die, bye bye my love goodbye… And so when I wake up when it’s all over There is this crazy, subtle at first, but lingering high That seems to last along with the drugs in my blood As…

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A Conversation on Vulnerability

What is it I stand to lose Gabriel thought? He looked straight at Melinda, his therapist, and asked, “What is the risk of showing all my vulnerability? Is it fear of showing my weakness? My neurotic thinking? My uncertainty in knowing how others will react to seeing inside my thoughts? Fear of exposure? Of being…

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A Selection of Recent and a Few Not Recent Poems

I realize I want to create another post with humorous poems. I don’t think these are the kind that make you laugh, but hopefully they make you feel something. The Em in December your hair is sun shining your dance floats on a note sailing through space a dream all afloat your smile warms my…

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Poem – Nineteen Months

Yesterday was a year and seven months… and between memories and emotions somehow came these words When smiles and gentle words of kindness Feel like embraces longed for When hugs and affectionate touch Melt stiffened scars aged in time When the scars have softened And the inner harsh voices have hushed A scarred heart beats…

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Poem – Breath of God

What does the breath of God look like? Breath of God Vapors, on a cold wintry night When breath is seen Invisible made visible Momentary clouds materialize Only to dissolve Vapors, that float and move, towards, away from. Away from the mouth of God. Towards the one chosen. That is how a feather moves. On…

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Golden Eye Yellow Sunflower Shower Award (GEYSSA)

Golden Eye Yellow Sunflower Shower Award (GEYSSA)   You may or may not recall, some time ago I wrote a piece about the sunflowers. I will summarize. Once upon a time, the sunflowers got together, Marched on Washington, D.C. and marched right into Trump’s office. When they left, tens of thousands of them, Trump lay…

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Happy Birthday Poem

A birthday is a marker of time, An anniversary that is ripe, A celebration of the day you left the womb, To breathe the Breath of Life. To see, smell, touch, feel, hear, and taste, And learn about your world, And as years pass you learn some things, As the map of your life is…

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