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First Snow   Leave a comment


With icy wand in frigid hand

The Snow Queen comes

To strike the land.


And the cold comes

On muffled drums

With white frozen flakes

To fill fields and lakes (with snow).


The Snow Queen is there

With frost in her hair

And all of her maidens

Burdened and laden


With snow


Posted January 21, 2019 by PapaBear in Experiences, Personal, Poetry, Uncategorized

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** SUNSET AT MI CASITA   1 comment



Sunset last evening  wasn’t bold, or even extremely colorful but it was peaceful.  The soft hues of blue and pink reflected beautifully on the mirror calm surface of the lake.




Posted January 14, 2019 by PapaBear in Experiences, Photo, Prose

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~~~ A Christmas Card ~~~   1 comment

My Christmas wishes to all of my many friends out there, wherever you may be…

May you find warmth on a cold windy day

May snow only be as deep as the bottom of your shoes (except for you skiers/snowboarders)

May you, this season, celebrate with those you love

And may love for all you hold dear continue to grow in your hearts…, this holiday season and forevermore.

(and may troubles never find you at home).

Happy Holidays


Posted December 21, 2018 by PapaBear in Experiences, Family, Personal

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~~ 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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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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~~~ 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