Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Poetry of Commonplace Objects

Ireland's premier writing magazine,, based in Dublin, has published one of my essays. Here is a link if you'd like to read it. It's a beautiful magazine, with great resources for writers!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Walk Into A Rainbow

Get the Big Box of Crayons!

For whatever reason I expect things to cost what they did ten years ago. So when I would periodically get an overwhelming urge to buy crayons (specifically Crayola, the only ones that smell right), I wouldn’t buy the big box because I thought it had gotten too expensive.

This year I received a fancy coloring book for Christmas.  (They’re called adult coloring books, but that sounds naughty, doesn’t it? So I call them coloring books for grownups.)  To color in my new book I was thinking it would be nice to have new crayons. As soon as I formulated the thought, the angels said “Get the big box!”

They showed me that spending ten dollars is nothing, it’s a coffee and a sandwich, which is consumed and then gone. It’s small change. Yet how happy I would be with the big box! Like opening a rainbow and wading in.

Always err on the side of generosity. This includes generosity toward ourselves! What wonderful treasures, the best things in life, can be had for ten dollars or less! A chocolate bar, a rose, new colored pens, a package of gum, a fragrant candle, gardenia soap. An entire book could be written on the subject of small delights.

Buy the big box of crayons. To have such great happiness, at such small cost, from so simple a thing, is one of life’s great pleasures.

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Canine Christmas Diary

Here is a link to my new eBook!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hawk Blessing

Recently a hawk flew over me on the bridge entering Balboa Park. I have never seen a hawk so close. I felt it was a blessing, so I looked up what it meant.

“The hawk is a messenger bird. Usually when we see a hawk it means to pay attention because a message is coming to you. Hawks represent clear sightedness, being observant, our far memory and guardianship. They also bring courage, wisdom, illumination, creativity and truth. Hawks give us the ability to see the larger picture in life. They can help you to overcome problems and make wise use of opportunities. How does this all happen? Each animal carries what we call ‘medicine’. What I have written above is the hawks medicine. When the same animal keeps coming to you in real life or in a dream, it is bringing it’s medicine to you. You will be brought a message soon, a good one, to let you know you are on the right path. And whatever problems you are wrestling with, you will solve because hawks medicine has been given to you. I know this because I am a traditional Shawnee (American Indian) and I’ve learned these things are true.

 I found the above beautiful essay here:

Thursday, October 4, 2012


(Jesse Jack, the witty black cat)
 Dear ones, just to say, all my long time past blog entries, 
("How Oprah Saved My Life") 
are now archived below, and my current entries are above...
Thanks, all my loves, for your readership over the years!

Please follow my latest adventures
on my youtube channel "Jesse Jack the Witty Black Cat"
and help me promote animal rescue!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Meditation on Silence

if one would practice walking silent in the forest...
first, one must find the forest
then, one must learn silence

Star Saint Claire

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Poem on My Long Absense

Thank You For Visiting This Garden

It has been so long
I've gone
The ground astir
With other seeds
The silent birds,
No words

Yet some still linger
Or pass by
And ever over angels fly
There is no silence
Lasting long
That does not hide
A robin's song

And those of us
Who dissapear
From time to time
From blogosphere

Will sometimes flit by again
Wondering and fragmentary
With a new Poem in our hands...

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Your Soul is the Angel inside you
she sees through your eyes
she comes to experience life in human form
through you, she experiences love
she experiences beauty

When you feed the Soul, you are feeding an Angel
when you feed her, she will serve you well
the angel of the soul thrives on beauty
oceans of water, forests of trees
gardens, parks, and wilderness

Your Soul is the Angel inside you
she sees through your eyes
she loves through your hands
she lives through your heart
feed her well

Star Saint Claire, March 15, 2012, San Diego

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

An Open Letter To "One Million Moms"

There are not a million of you. And good moms do not teach their children to hate. Hate is un-Christian. Christians follow Christ's teachings. Christ said DO NOT JUDGE, and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Christ never once addressed the issue of same-sex relationships. Even if you believe it is a sin to be gay, remember, according to your own Book, LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.

The Gay people you have attacked lately, Ellen, Carson, and Chas, are kinder, gentler, more compassionate, more generous, and doing more good in the world (therefore putting more God in the world)  than any one of you and all of you together.

Stop Hating. Choose Loving. And remember: BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Letter To The World

September 11
(a song)

In my heart I wrote a letter to the world
it sounds sad to say I wrote it with my tears
but I did

And I know that there are those who die in wars
and I know that children go to bed unfed
it makes me sad
it makes me mad

And there are some who say There Is No God
did we forget he gave the world to us?
if you do bad you will have bad,
if you do good you will have good,
Hey, hey, this is a story we're all writing!

In my heart I wrote a letter to the world
it sound sad to say I wrote it with my tears
but I did
and then it disappeared...

Star Saint Claire, September 11, 2011