10 May 2017
A visit to Saint Bonaventure Church, Detroit.
Also the final resting place of Father Solanus.
A very special unexpected Birthday Blessing from Brother Richard.
I was caught off-guard when I received a blessing with this relic that belonged to Father Solanus since the early 1900's until his death in 1957. I am still in awe that I was permitted to hold it and also take a picture. This still takes my breath away and I am sure always will.
It is hard to put into words how blessed I feel.
Recently I had done some research on the hospital where I was born, Grace Hospital. The hospital was demolished in 1979. After leaving the Monastery, I drove to the area.
As I was taking pictures of the sign, I looked at the time. It was two hours short of the time I was born on Mothers's Day 1948 at 4:43 p.m.
As the day was ending we celebrated our first bonfire of the season.
We had chips, wine and Sander's birthday cake.
A perfect end to a lovely birthday.
06 May 2017
05 May 2017
27 April 2017
24 April 2017
26 January 2017
Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirtyish single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis.
MTM was a favorite of mine way back when.
Saturday night tv always included her show.
"Who could turn the world on with a smile?"
On a personal level, I applaud her efforts in actively pursuing a cure for Type 1 Diabetes,
a very important life issue for me and my family. Thank you, Mary, for your mission.
Rest in peace, Mary.
16 January 2017
15 January 2017
03 January 2017
This picture is probably my absolute favorite picture of all time.
It's hard to understand why we like some things passionately while other things don't matter much.
But for me, this picture speaks to me.
It was that one moment in time that is a little bit romance, a little bit spontaneity, and a big moment in American History that symbolized the official end to World War II.
Can you imagine being that girl?
Wish it was me.
Update: Four giant statue replicas of this pose were created. One was on display at Memorial Park on Woodward Avenue, just north of 13 Mile Road, in Royal Oak, Michigan. It was installed in June at Memorial Park, and of course I was there. Well, sad to say, after six months of it being in my part of the world, it was removed from this temporary location and is on its way to its next temporary location. I'm sad to see it go, but I am happy that I got to enjoy it. It doesn't happen too often that you can share in a piece of American History. But I did this summer. And it is a cherished memory. Lucky me.
from Bernie's Gallery*