There were a couple of obituaries recently that took me back to my days in New York. Writer Pete Hamill and baseball pitcher Tom Seaver both died in August.
Early September dawn pinkens the sky at a respectable 6 a.m. I hope to be awake at dawn. I want to watch the day brighten and hear the crows call. I want to be present for every second of the late summer day because I know that too soon the windows will close. Sounds will be dulled and the dawn will emerge in tones of gray.
There are times in life when it’s not until someone dies that we come to understand how their life impacted ours, even when we didn’t know them while they were here, even if it was and is peripherally. Such is the story of Mark Bolles, the former pastor of the Charlotte Congregational Church, who was born on August 21, 1951, and died on August 12, 2018.
Barrie Dunsmore died on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Washington D.C. of congestive heart failure. He was 79 years old.
Do you ever find yourself waiting for a doctor’s appointment and feeling bored with reading the same year-or-two-old magazines? Why not try memorizing a poem? With as little as five minutes a day you can commit a short poem to memory in as little as a week.