Category Archives: Eileen’s Armchair

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

                      I’m happy to share some exciting news!  

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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 … Continue reading

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Rescue

          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 … Continue reading

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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”.

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Metamorphosis

I 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 … Continue reading

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New Life

While 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 … 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, … Continue reading

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Lessons Eternal

8 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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Free

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 … Continue reading

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Wrapping It Up

As the season of gift giving is about to begin, I find myself reflecting on all that I’ve done, or not done, and what I want to do differently in the New Year. My urge to gather loose ends and … Continue reading

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