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August 31, 2009

Sail On!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 11:49 am

As the week end that was, this lone boat from Martha’s Vineyard is heading North, toward the mainland.  As Monday’s go, this is a tough one.  Suffice to say, the man who headed that great body of men and women, would have said this….”we will not falter!”  May all of you who live here on Cape Cod and the Islands and throughout the New England region, this great country of ours and around the world, have a blessed Monday morning and may the sun always be soft on your shoulders, and the wind always at your back.  Peace M

August 30, 2009

We Love You!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:19 am

On a sad day here on Cape Cod, especially around these parts, Ted Kennedy was be laid to rest with his brother’s Jack, Bobby and Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., yesterday, on a solemn afternoon, with all his loved ones, whom he knew and did not, said good by.  The gray clouds are giving way to a soft, cool mist as the town of Boston, recovers from the many well wishers who gathered at the JFK Library in South Boston and the Mass that was held at the “Mission Church” in Roxbury, offerings the symbolic appropriateness that Ted would have wanted, as he was and always will be a champion of the disenfranchised.  No voice spoke louder for the down trodden and no soul cried louder for their cause, the one we all live by, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…”  Thomas Jefferson would have been proud to know him, and in those hollowed halls of the United States Senate, perhaps one day, another will emerge to continue the good fight that the Lion of the Senate embodied, that the American citizens who do most of the eating, living, laughing, crying and dying on this soil and the lands overseas, sent there to protect those pricipals that we hold so dear, will not only live on in our own hearts, but will inspire a new generation to rise up and take what is ours, to take back the freedoms that we as a nation have fought over 12 wars to preserve.  As he is laid to rest this Saturday morning in our nation’s capital, let us pause to know the TRUTH and not to give in to the illusion of FEAR.  Let us embrace the LOVE we all are, and banish the hate whose only function is to tear us apart from, NOT to be a part of, let us embrace the JOY that is our natural state of BEING and reach out to our neighbors in need, with a kind word and a strong back.  Realizing once and for all, that GIVING and receiving are really one and the same, and our purpose on this wonderful planet that we ALL hold so dear is to do just that.  Goodbye, sir Lion, and God’s greatest speed, propelling that yar sailing vessel, with a poweful wind to where you wish to go…always.  Peace M

August 29, 2009

The Youngest Brother

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 6:21 am

On a windy, rain filled day here on Cape Cod, as the remnants of “Tropical storm Danny” is pushing into the area at 6 am, I thought I might offer a picture taken by Roland Marsan, who was a beloved photographer on the Cape and lived here in Osterville, raising his 3 great daughters.  He was known for coining “photos on the beach” and truly bringing out the person behind the image that is presented to the world.  His ability to allow people to be themselves and relax, shows in his work.  Mr. Kennedy had that same ability, albeit on his constituents here in Massachusetts, fellow Senators on both sides of the isle and most of all to his family, whom he guarded with his gentleness, compassion and love.  Tens of thousands of people are paying their respects to this “Last Lion of the Senate” in Boston, at the Basilica “Our Lady Perpetual Help and as I write this, and I pray for his family, our family and the fate of this country and the world, as we need the TRUTH be told, with NO FEAR.  It is still a beautiful world and it is worth saving, if we only get on the same page and more importantly, the RIGHT page of history.  Have a wonderful Saturday.  Peace M

August 28, 2009

Rose and Teddy Kennedy

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:29 pm

On a solemn day here on the Cape, as well as all over New England, especially Boston, the motorcade carrying the body of the late great LION, Ted Kennedy, rolled down route six from Hyannis Port, west, along route 6, across the Sagamore Bridge and onto route 3, merging with the southeast expressway 93, heading north into Boston.  Some to the locations the motorcade stopped at, included the State House on Beacon Hill, Bodoin Street, Faneuil Hall where Sam Adams, the great revolutionary fought for our right to be free of tyranny, to a park named in his mother’s honor, Rose (where she used to live); a place where mother’s with children can allow their kids to play in the grass and well, just be kids.  His body lay in repose at the JFK library, in South Boston, and thousands of people from all over the world are gathering this week end to pay final respects towards this true LION of the Senate, of the people, and for the causes that championed such things as evolving as a race (human race), to become more charitable to thy neighbor, to go the extra mile for a friend, and to reach out to the other side of the aisle, listening to colleuges’ differences on policy, but being strong to get the truth out there, loudly enough so as to serve the constituents whom elected them all in the first place.  He was never  petty, nor did he lie for political gain.  He was above that, he was from a higher plane, first class gentlemen.  Moreover it was widely known about him the fact that he would gladly share with those who may have come from a different, lower class.  His one main issue–HEALTHCARE–will be passed and it is my solumn prayer that his last speech echoed a year ago, and I paraphrase only slightly, “Health care should be a right of every citizen in this country, it should not be a priviledge for the few.”  Let us all pray that the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives pay heed, search their own souls, look around their towns and see what is really going on and make a moral decision, not a political one.    Have a great week end!       Peace M

August 27, 2009

Hyannis Port

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 4:55 am

At 4:47 a.m., I’m wide awake and taking a break from looking out at the stars that are so bright on this morning after the last lion of the senate passed.  With all of the upcoming events planned for his funeral this week end in Boston, I simply wanted to offer another picture of the Kennedy Compound in Teddy’s beloved town of Hyannis Port, 5 miles to the east of us here in Osterville, Massachusetts.  The outpouring of love and affection that so many residents here in Massachusetts have for this great man is evident, as we all have benefited from his tireless work, 47 years worth, in the United States Senate.  Have a blessed Thursday.  Peace M

August 26, 2009

“Splash”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 3:46 pm

“I see them dancing, somewhere in the moonlight, somewhere in Alaska, somewhere in the sun, I hear them singing, a song, for all lovers, a song of the two hearts, beating…as only one. Imagine the morning, no longer alone, in the arms of another, a place to belong…No longer the struggle, no longer the night. In ever becoming, in the quickening light. To see in the darkness, to listen within…to answer in kindness, to ever begin, to ever be gentle, to always be strong. To walk in wonder, to live in the song. In a place of enchantment, where the wild things are known, will the future remember, when the lovers are gone. To ever be gentle, to always be strong, to walk in the wonder, To live in the song…I see them dancing, somewhere in the moonlight, somewhere in Alaska, somewhere in the sun, I them them singing, a song for all lovers, a song for the two hearts, beating only as one…and a song for the two hearts beating only as one.” John Denver      Peace M

Farewell and God’s Speed, Dear Sir Lion!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:47 am

Ted Kennedy passed away at 2 am this morning, and everyone here on Cape Cod is mourning his passing.  Teddy was the “Last Lion” of the Senate, but to most of us who loved him, he was much more than that.  His love of the Nantucket Sound was only outmatched by his love for his family, this nation, and the world as a whole.  He saw, with different eyes, like his brothers Jack and Bobby, who I grew up reading about, and was a great American and world citizen.  On clear and bright morning, here in Osterville, I want to wish Teddy God’s speed and ask us all to remember what he stood for, the reason he stood for it, and perhaps most important… how much he loved life.  He was the real deal, with both parties, even when in disagreement with policy.  Always admiring him, befriending him, laughing and crying with him.  He will be missed.  May your new place with God be filled with the cool, salt water of the Nantucket Sound, the strength of a powerful breeze forever propelling your sailboat to where you wish to go.  May God hold you in the palm of his hand forever.  We love you!  Peace M

August 25, 2009

Garden

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:13 am

On this rather gloomy day here on the Cape, I sure could use some good news from someone, anyone!  Enough about me, this image was taken a few days ago at St. Elizabeth’s in Edgartown.  Perhaps the good news is this, that at the very minimum, at the very least, we all have the truth on our side if we allow it to BE.  Everything else is static.  “You are continually asking.  You cannot stop asking; contrast is evoking the desire from you.  Your real work is to be in the receiving mode.  It is similar to wanting to receive a satellite or radio signal.  To do so, you have to set your receiver on the same wavelength as the transmitter or you are going to get static; you are not going to get a clear signal.  In like manner, you recognize the alignment of your (transmitted and received) signals by feeling the alignment of your emotions.”  Translation, allow the good to enter your life and it cannot help but manifest.  Peace M

August 24, 2009

St. Elizabeth’s of Edgartown

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:12 am

Edgartown has plenty of white steep led churches, and if you have not guessed by now, I love them.  Saint Elizabeth’s church, a small Catholic parish, is perhaps the most understated and elegant of them all.  With the white painted clap boards and the statue of the blessed Mother Mary adorning the perfectly manicured garden, it is a breathtaking stop on the main through way, leading you into the center of this small village at the epicenter of Martha’s Vineyard.  Have a great Monday!  Peace M

August 23, 2009

Welcome Mr. President!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 2:46 pm

On this day after tropical storm “Bill” rode out to sea, about 150 miles from the island of Nantucket, President Obama will take up residence at the “Blue Heron” estate, a quiet secluded spot in the little town of Chilmark, home to Carly Simon and James Taylor.  I spent Saturday on the Vineyard and took some pictures, a novel idea, and mused at the place I too once called home, albeit for the entire summer of 1987.  As I walked about Edgartown, the town I lived in, located on the eastern portion of the island, I happened by the Edgartown Yacht Club, my employer for that summer, and marveled that it looked exactly the same as it did 22 years ago.  The Navigator Restaurant changed names, of which I cannot recall at the moment, the Wharf is still there…good times in a simpler time, although at the time it sure did not seem so simple.  Perhaps that is what is meant by the sentiment of “timelessness”, as we hurry about our lives, moving in so many different directions at once, not realizing that what we are running from or too lead us right back to where we started, with ourselves.  I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and upcoming week!  Peace M

August 21, 2009

Maine Coon and Hydrangas

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:59 am

On a foggy start to the day here in Osterville, I’m sending a message of Hydragas’ and Maine Coon Cats…the Cape Cod Writer’s Conference, the 47th annual, is being held at the Craigville Beach Conference center at the top of “Green Mountain”, a hill overlooking Nantucket Sound a few miles from my home in Osterville.  I’m one of the writers attending.  I was mesmerized at the talk that David Kirkpatrick gave about the upcoming Plymouth Rock Studios opening up in 2010.  As they prepare to break ground in a few weeks, the Waverly Golf Club in Plymouth will transform into the world’s first all green studio, complete with solar, wind and geo-thermal, state-of-the-art digital technology, and the timeless beauty that is New England…you can’t get better than that.  According the the President, Mr. Kirkpatrick, of this world class studio dubbed “Hollywood East”, it will be the largest, most sophisticated movie studio on planet earth.  From “Forest Gump” to “Trading Places”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” to “E.T.”, Mr. Kirkpatrick’s movie credentials are as impressive as the studio he will be heading.  Here’s to Hollywood!  Have a great week end!  Peace M

August 17, 2009

Photo Op

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:11 am

I hope you all had a nice week end, as I was up in Boston on Saturday for an appointment with a Cambell’s Soup commercial and afterward, I walked about the town I still call my favorite city in the whole world.  I walked up to Faneuil Hall from my old home in Beacon Hill, where I watched a rendition of the “Blues Brothers” and bought some gifts.  On Sunday, I was at Coast Guard Beach in North Eastham, on the lower cape a little north of Chatham, an interestingly the first place the Mayflower anchored off shore in search of water.  Later they would head to Provincetown for more water and then head north to Plymouth, where our some of our forefathers settled around 1620 AD.  The weather has been spectacular, with an 84 degree day and pure blue azure sky above…summer time on Cape Cod!  Have a wonderful Monday.  Peace M

August 14, 2009

Black Labs

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 6:57 am

On a foggy, rainy day at Osterville’s Crosby Yacht club, these Black Labrador Retrievers, one of them mine and the other two belonging to my clients’, took a good long swim.  Today’s forecast is sun and less humidity, as the weekend approaches and it looks like a good one.  Hope your day is as bright as it will be here.  Have a great week end!  Peace M

August 13, 2009

Water Garden

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 6:59 am

Armstrong-Kelly Park here in Osterville has a small, eloquent Coy pond that is dedicated to “Grumpy Old Men” who maintain it.  It is one of the most beautiful sights that you notice as you walk around this magnificent spectacle and if you take a moment to sit at the bench that rests on the boardwalk with all of the names and dedications engraved into the wooden planks, you feel the peace that the small, but powerful waterfall offers you.  If fear is but an illusion, and, as our late president Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated many years ago, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself,” then logic would dictate that all of the propaganda that surrounds the healthcare issue in this country would evaporate like fog as the sun penetrates through the meteorological event that it is.  All we have is the truth and the LOVE that is the polar opposite of the illusion called fear.  Have a blessed Thursday.  Peace M

August 12, 2009

Faith Hill

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 6:59 am

Greetings from Cape Cod!  On this foggy day here on the Cape at 6 am, I am writing about a place near and dear to my heart, Faith Hill, or the lifeguard station on the little hill at Dowses Beach in Osterville.  As you enter Dowses Beach and cross over the bridge that separates little East Bay from the larger East Bay, rounding the turnabout and bearing right up a small incline, you arrive at a parking area that offers 3 or 4 spots, a bike rack and a small building housing said lifeguards and their gear.  As you walk up the 7 or so steps to the top of a grassy flat area complete with two picnic tables, you might notice the old style wooden fence and ancient New England rock wall covered in moss and other deciduous plants.  You might also see, as you look out onto Nantucket Sound, the shape of a hull, or the bow of a sailboat, as the curve of the fence gives the impression of a mighty yacht as it sails off into the western sky.  A lone flag waves at the people below, giving rise to another day of hopeful sun, surf and sand.  I have spent many days upon the deck of this imaginary vessel, and always, always have found a sense of peace that transcends time and space, bringing back what is right and good about this world and the people in it.  Have a good Wednesday.  Peace M

August 6, 2009

summer sky

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:53 pm

A beautiful day here in Osterville, as the temperatures are in the low to mid 70’s and the humidity is finally on the way out.  A small correction to yesterday’s blog, the airport at which the journalists arrived in that unmarked jet, was Burbank, however, the airport was renamed to Bob Hope International Airport.  My apologies to the good folks of southern California, where most of my family resides, and while I am at it, a big hello to my Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Harry, Chris North, Pam and Amy and all of the kids.  I miss you all and wish you a wonderful day.  God Bless.  Peace M

August 5, 2009

Welcome Home!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:59 am

Just a few minutes ago, I witnessed a white, unmarked jet being pulled into a hanger at Burbank International Airport and out of that plane emerged Euna Lee and Laura Ling, the two American journalists who were being held by the North Korean government for spying for the United States of America.  Following a beautiful reunion with her daughter, Ms. Lee picked up the little girl and participated in a group hug with her husband, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Ms. Ling that proved to be a moment in history that no one, no cynic can take away.  The brief statement by Ms. Ling was eloquent and humble, with thanks to so many who made their release possible.  I have, as we all have, seen so much tragedy in the past 8 years, with young souls sent off to wars that had nothing to do with our freedom, and it is so heartening to witness GOOD NEWS for even a moment in a world that seems to have forgotten what it is to live in peace and harmony.  My blessings go out to these courageous women, the leaders who orchestrated their release and the Obama administration who never, ever gave up on doing what is RIGHT.  God Bless the United States of America and the goodness that still remains intact.  Peace M

August 4, 2009

Chatham Light

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:02 am

Coast Guard Beach, which is a little north of the Chatham Light as photographed here, was a little foggy for any of summer’s magic to shine forth, so I thought I would pull one out of the archives and present my favorite light house on Cape Cod proper.  Chatham does not look all that treacherous, however, 300 years ago the sand bars that guard her shores have taken down many ships and it was this light, illuminating through the thickest of fog, that led many vessels to the safety of Cape Cod’s harbors.  As we all suffer the
“debate” on health care, or the lack of it as it were, let us be ever reminded of the light house and what a powerful symbol it represents.  The light is the TRUTH and with that light, no lie can prevail.  Darkness cannot survive when you throw on the light switch.  It vanishes like a lie in the face of truth.  Many congressman and senators will be judged by history and being on the wrong side of it when all is said and done.  The lobbyists that work for the insurance industry and own said politicians, have made their beds and will have to lie in them as we as a nation slip from 37th in the world in all round health coverage and care for it’s citizens to the level of third world nations and our overall life expectancy reflects the same.  Why is it so hard for people to see the truth from the false?  When is it time for America to wake up and see what is going on, that they are being LIED to by the very people that they elected into office–that these very people are taking money from the special interests groups, like the insurance industry, whose primary purpose is to continue the status quo, namely making money off of people’s health or lack therein.  Without a public option, like every other advanced country in the world has in order to stave off corporate corruption, the price for doing nothing will bankrupt this country and create a void of haves and have nots, that will create a crisis much bigger than the financial meltdown of 2008.  The current system is not sustainable.  I pray that someone with a little POWER steps up to the plate and hits a grand slam, propelling this country in the RIGHT direction, away from the greed and into the good.  Peace M

August 3, 2009

Lush

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:14 am

This dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce at the sanctuary of Saint Mary’s Episcopal in Barnstable, sits among the lush undergrowth of the forest behind it and is typical for many parts of the Cape and Islands.  I visited Coast Guard Beach yesterday, as we parked at the Cape Cod National Seashore (Salt Pond), walked the bike trail, 2.0 miles, and arrived at the long, white sandy beach with the fog playing with the mid-day sun.  The waves began to increase in size, 2 feet, as the tide began to roll out around noon.  With the tide being completely out, you can walk forever into the east in a wading pool of fresh water coming from the source of the Atlantic Ocean.  Upon reaching the sand bars, the breakers build in size and before you know it, you are body boarding your way back to shore.  From Coast Guard to Race Point, the beauty that is the Cape Cod National Seashore is unmatched as the wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt, who, many moons ago, created the National Park system and thus, created what was already created and protected it from the things of man…preserving one’s right to imagine this precious part of our heritage in the beauty that it was, is and will remain to be.  Have a nice Monday.  Peace M

August 2, 2009

Where there is darkness…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:52 am

St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved Saints of our time.  We say of our “time” because somewhere deep within most Americans is a sense of religion or a belonging to something so much greater than our individual selves.  The saints that we all know of, regardless of our background or contact with organized religion, be it Saint Teressa of Avila or Mother Teressa of Calcutta, bring us closer to our real purpose in this life, to be of service to others, to love one another, to help one another–for by helping one another, we are praising God’s name.  Saint Francis of Assisi was not a perfect man, nor would he have considered himself to be a Saint.  But, a Saint he was and I am forever reminded of one of the beautiful statements he made centuries ago, and I am paraphrasing this so please forgive the lack of classic prose or reinterpretation, “Where there is darkness, may I bring light, where there is sadness, may I bring joy, and where there is conflict, may I bring peace”.  It is a choice really, in the end, for we all have free will, and it is within us all to choose love over the lower “selves” that we have created out of the most base of all emotions, fear.  Good always triumphs in the end, just as light eliminates darkness.  So, step into the light and fear no evil, for both fear and evil are but illusions, and moreover, a choice that I choose not to choose.  Have a blessed Sunday.  Peace M

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