It’s Here

I am delighted to announce that my new poetry book, Space Between, is now available!

You can find it at the following vendors today, with Amazon distribution coming soon. Continue reading

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The Thread of Poetry in the Span of Life: Announcing ‘Space Between’

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I’m happy to share some exciting news!   Continue reading

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Revisiting Beauty


A friend recently gave me John O’Donohue’s book, Beauty, and it helped explain why beauty is so important to me. If you have read my memoir, perhaps you recall the last paragraph about beauty: “We can own a photograph, or the land that forms its backdrop, but ultimately beauty owns us. It is us, in all our shapes and colors, in our various moods, in every season of our lives. We are beauty, and each of us belongs.” I have often wondered why I ended the book that way. When I opened O’Donohue’s, Beauty, I understood. Continue reading

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Nature has been on the rampage lately. Wildfires, earthquakes, and hurricanes have
kept the weather in the news and prayers in our hearts. Thankfully, all the people I
know in Florida have survived unscathed.

Here’s what I wrote a few days ago after my morning ritual of meditation in the hot

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Phelps Lake


I was in Wyoming a few weeks ago and had the chance to visit my uncle’s former ranch, whose land he gave back to the public as “The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve”. Continue reading

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-1I was walking near the woods in search of wild strawberries when my eyes lit upon a most unusual moth. Just hatched, its wings were one third the size of its abdomen. I reached down and it grabbed hold of my finger.

I watched in amazement as its abdomen pumped liquid into its wings, tripling them in size within an hour until they were longer than its body. Continue reading

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New Life

imageWhile I have not been writing posts for a while now, the birth of our new Morgan colt has come at a welcome time after the loss of my father. Valley View Rock n’ Roll, or ‘Rocky’, arrived at 2am last Thursday, May 26th. Continue reading

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Parting Gift

For those of you who weren’t in attendance, the following poem I wrote was included in my dad’s memorial.  I am happy to share his parting gift with you.






Parting Gift

Sitting in your empty room,
the sun yawning in the East,
yesterday’s departure heavy in the air,
remembering brown leaves and branches
now threading shadows on snow.

Oh, the green will come again,
as sun will flood through windows,
but it’s barren in here now.
The daffodil that kissed your foot
is withered, drooping on the bed.
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Lessons Eternal

Screen Shot 2017-04-15 at 7.45.24 PM8 Lessons From My Grandfather David Rockefeller

I’m grateful to my son Adam for writing the piece above to express his gratitude. I share the lessons he articulates.

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Dearest Dad, you no longer need your Medal of Freedom because you are now free forevermore. I miss you, and will always love you. Thank you for everything.
Thank you to all of you as well for your kind words and support during this difficult time.
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