Month: July 2013

  • A Daily Ray of Hope: Holding on and letting go at the same time

    Originally posted on Indian River Guardian:
    Panzer Editor’s Note:  When I began publishing in late January, it was my custom each morning to offer as a “daily ray of hope” an inspirational quote for the day. Along with each quote, I shared an image of a landscape, seascape, sunrise, or of some wildlife.  One…

  • Aging can be painless

    A few years ago I performed a wedding in a couple’s rural New Hampshire home. It was simple and meaningful and I felt good about it.  Not too long after that, one of them posted a story about getting their license and deciding how and where to be married. In the article she referred to […]

  • Who will perform our wedding ceremony?

    When I am first contacted by someone getting married it usually starts off with a bit of awkward stumbling. The caller isn’t really sure what to ask or where to start. I try to put them at ease by asking about dates and locations and offering to send sample ceremonies because if I wait too […]

  • Insane City Wedding

    I have performed wedding ceremonies of just about every shape and variety. Early on, I officiated at my sister’s wedding in the sanctuary of the church in which we grew up. A couple of weeks ago the family and friends of a California couple climbed a New Hampshire hill to share in a ceremony surrounded […]

  • Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies

    “They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living that demands rigorous honesty” From Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book) Chapter 5 “How it Works” Is there a single human who has not told a lie? A rhetorical question, of course, because we all started off with something like “I didn’t do it, […]