A New Sunset   1 comment

Sunset  at La Casita en al Lago last evening.

I have  no  words  to  describe  the  artistry of Mother  Nature .



Posted December 16, 2018 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

~~ The Silence of the Night ~~   1 comment

It’s a, soft, peaceful time.

Stars wink down from 

The magnificence of their heavens

I marvel at their beauty as 

I permit the shadows of evening

To wrap my mind in the quiet

And I am at peace with

The silence of the night.


Posted December 12, 2018 by PapaBear in Experiences, Personal, Poetry, Prose

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~~ Journey ~~   1 comment




While wandering through life’s maelstrom

I strayed from the pathway

On the journey I found different roads

and all led to different places

I heard strange voices and saw different faces…

and  somewhere in this eternity

I reached  out  and  touched the  face  of God.




Posted December 10, 2018 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

56 Years Ago Tonight   1 comment

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Some of you may recognize this.  It’s an annual tradition of mine.  It’s to honor the memory of a time precious to me, and a brief part of my life shared with a beautiful young woman who chose to share her love with me.

At the beginning of December
Conversations turned to snow
It was always in her questions
Wherever we would go
I promised I would take her
So that finally she would know
But angels came to take her home
And she never saw the snow.
As the chill of winter settles on the land and brings gray clouds the horizon, memories of another December come to mind and I feel a presence, and I hear a soft whisper, “Don’t be so sad, dearest.  I’ve been with you all this time, every day of every year…, and, yes darlin’, even in the snow”.  A quick caress and she is gone again. Christmas…., a time we were, sadly, never to be able to share with each other.
In memory of Gayle Marie
December 10, 1962 Heaven gained another angel…, and another star shone brightly in the night sky…., 56 years ago tonight…..

Tonight my heart mourns her absence.  Tomorrow  I will celebrate  the  happiness  and  the  love  that we shared .

Good Night Everybody

Blessings to all of you !

Posted December 10, 2018 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, Family, holiday, Memories, Personal, Photo, Poetry, Prose

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* A Winter Evening *   2 comments

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Pure white snowflakes

Drifting silently on a

Gentle evening breeze…


Good Night Everybody !

Posted November 23, 2018 by PapaBear in Experiences, Personal, Poetry

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~~~ Thanksgiving ~~~   3 comments

The day is upon us and soon we will be celebrating with family and friends,

so, it is to you my family of friends that I send this salutation of mine to you

to commemorate this day and tell all of you that I am truly thankful for the

warmth and companionship that you have shared with me.


Enjoy the day…, safe travels…, and, 

Happy Thanksgiving to All !!!

Posted November 20, 2018 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

~~~ A Change of Pace ~~~   1 comment

Just to catch you all up…..  La Casa de Pablo is no longer mine.

The property was too large for me to properly care for and it deserved more attention than I was able to give it, so, in desperation I finally sold it.  ‘Twas a sad occasion.  

PapaBear now resides at La Casita en el Lago.

This is a very spacious villa on a small lake that’s just north of the Univ. of Notre Dame campus.  It’s a restful, relaxing place where I can sit in the sun porch and watch the ducks and geese on the lake as I take my morning coffee…., that is, after I complete the updating and restoration of the interior.  Y’all didn’t think I’d just move into a place without making it a comfortable and customized residence, did you ?  There are walls to tear out, hardwood to be laid, windows to replace, counters that are crying for new tops, and a hundred other things to be done before I can consider rest, relaxation, writing, and painting (I’ve been doing enough of that other kind of painting, thank you).  When it’s finished I will give it a better name, start relaxing, and call it home.  

Enough for now.  Updates with pics will follow as I have time...

My best to all !!!

Posted November 2, 2018 by PapaBear in About, Experiences, Family, Personal, Prose