Winter Silence

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"Seeing it on the country store shelf reminds me of Dad"
Horehound Candy
by Carl Palmer

"I watch Dad catch the little boy's attention"
Bonus Beatitude
by Carl Palmer

"He always seemed to be the same age"
by Carl Palmer

“That priest makes a bigger cross every year. I think he does it on purpose”
Priest’s Palette
by Carl Palmer

Don Fernando Morada

"The soul weighs the same as a touch, as a kiss"
Litany, Late January 
by B.J. Buckley

"I'll stomp my feet, let the dirt rise, catch the dust into mason jars"
An Altar for My Father
by Erika Ayón

"Clouds dancing in the blue summer air"
The Day My Dad Let Me Drive the Boat 
by Michael Escoubas

"A glint of gold when he laughed"
by Elizabeth Iannaci 

"Water glittering like a million broken mirrors"
Catching Shiners
by Maralee Gerke

Valle De Cielo

"Ripples of water and blue shadows as they merge with pink pastels"
Strolling on the Boardwalk 
    After Bathers at La Grenouillere, 1869.

by Michael Escoubas

Sacred Heart

"Grandpa who only played sad songs on his violin"
First Bike
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"Lamps switch on in a row of track houses"
What Remains 
by Mary Jo Balistreri


Orange Lady
by Erika Ayón
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Morning Devotion

From New World Library
Ten Poems for Difficult Times 
by Roger Housden

Old Adobe

The perfect summer cooler to sip beneath the magnolias
The Virago 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

What could be better on your first al fresco summer  luncheon than 
Chilled Poached Salmon 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

The secret to this comfort food is using the fresh ingredients
Three Cheese Macaroni 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Symphony of Color

Ed Sandoval


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