Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Photos by Ken Marshall - Collage by Jim Swilley

“Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

“... everyone knew that all 

islands were worlds unto 

themselves, that to come to an 

island was to come to another 


Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.  Let him say not merely, "Christ is risen," but "I shall rise."  

- Phillips Brooks

Monday, March 13, 2017


Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician with you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Monday, January 23, 2017


Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

“Perfection is a paradigm meant to keep us striving and learning and growing. Like a wondrous sunset, perfection may be beyond our reach, but it is within our view and well worth seeking after.” 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

"City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style

In the air there's a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear
Silver bells, silver bells 

It's Christmas time in the city


Hear them ring, 
Soon it will be Christmas day
Strings of street lights, even stoplights

Blinkin' bright red and green

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures

Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa's big day
And above all this bustle you hear
Silver bells…"
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans