Morning Brew: An Ode to Starbucks

            Come now beam of morning light just bright enough that I’ll delight to sit and sip dark morning brew, and with my love to then review the day behind, the day ahead, the things we’ve thought and things we’ve read . . .

            The cup of brew when shared at dawn eases fears and bids them gone.

Scout of Scouts

In Memoriam, Carlton L. Grim, 1933-2023

Within our times there lived a law
that guided boys as they grew tall;
it had twelve points—twelve ways to live,
twelve ways to serve, twelve ways to give.
To those who took that oath when young
and passed it down through son to son,
let’s pledge anew to live that way,
even in, yes, these PC days.
This honors one who lived them out:
Dad—Great Grandpa now—a Scout of Scouts.
Let’s say them now, without a tear,
and let these laws extend their years …
A Scout is: 
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, 
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, and Reverent.