Sunday Evening Reflection: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Trains are my preferred way to travel since I was a child. There is a meditative quality about the clatter of wheels turning on the railroad track, the intermittent sound of the whistles and bells, and the rolling landscape of trees, rivers, and small villages gliding by the large windows. I agree with Edna St….

Sunday Evening Reflection: Paris

Ah, Paris! A city of many stories found in every street corner, cafe and pastry shop. Art, fashion, music, literature come together with vibrancy and elegance. Famous for the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Moulin Rouge and Eiffel Tower, Paris has become La Ville-Lumière – The City of Light. I have been reading Gertrude Stein’s “The…

Sunday Evening Reflection – Spring Awakening

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea “And the Spring arose on the garden fair,Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breastRose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems Whenever…

Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Who has seen the wind?

The wind and trees have a special relationship. Together, they create exquisite music that comes with fluttering leaves and waving branches. The fresh air that trees bestow on this earth brings a sense of well-being.  A recent Instagram post by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization stated that “studies show that trees boost happiness and…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Celebrating Robert Burns

January 25, 2020, the world celebrated Robert Burns, affectionately known as Rabbie Burns, the great Scottish poet and lyricist.  He has been given the honoured titles of National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet. Whenever I join in the chorus of Auld Lang Syne, I feel a debt of gratitude to Robert Burns,…