Archive for November, 2013
"I Remember Fondly Christmas’ Past" copyright 2005 by John J. Rigo, selection from "Rainbows Amidst Thorns"
Posted in A Remembrance of Christmas by John J. Rigo, Selection from "Roses Amidst Thorns" published in 2005, tagged Calendar, Child Jesus, Christianity, Christmas, Holidays, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Texas on November 30, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Looking back on my younger school days, I can remember the lame way we were taught about the first Thanksgiving like it was a wholesome party on top of Plymouth Rock. They ignored the fact that the Pilgrims had no business being there and the Native Americans would have been perfectly within their rights to shove a hot spear into thou’st rectums; but they didn’t.
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Posted in The Blessings of a Full Life a commentary by John J. Rigo, tagged Cedar Creek Reservoir (Texas), Gun Barrel City, Gun Barrel City Texas, Holidays, Texas, Thanksgiving, WordPress on November 27, 2013| 1 Comment »
My wife is a meticulous housekeeper. It is a huge challenge at present. We are blessed in now having three homes and one commercial property to keep up while we are in the process of “down sizing,” and planning for what we hope will be our long-term retirement.
I shot this picture early this morning with my Samsung Smartphone. It is a picture of the fireplace in our lake home in Gun Barrel City, Texas. I felt a sense of beauty with the lone web extending to the tip of the candle holder. Even my wife got humor when I pointed it out and did not say, “Oh My God, I need to clean this place.” We both were thankful for our full and busy life with our “projects” and I especially, with my “Honey-Do List.” Blessings this day to my WordPress family in their celebration of this coming Thanksgiving holiday.
- “Blessings, A Special Gift” A Thanksgiving Poem (Revised) selection from “Roses Amidst Thorns” copyright 2005, John J. RIgo (silverstarwineryoftexas.com)
- “Strengthening Our Quality of Life Issues In Gun Barrel City, Texas” copyright 2013, Updated November 5th, 2013, John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator (spiritfilledpoetry.wordpress.com)
In the five years I have been with the WordPress family I do not recall over four or five negative comments sent to me. The WordPress family is a constant “Feel Good” experience on the internet. WordPress is the reason I feel a daily joy in sharing my published poetry work as well as my commentary postings.
John J. Rigo
Texas‘ Poet and Commentator
Once upon a time a long, a long time ago (before Black Friday) Thanksgiving was a celebration of harvest and a time to give thanks. Hence the name thanksgiving.
I don’t think the early pilgrims had a Super Walmart, a Sears or a Best Buy yet somehow they managed. Can you imagine having to grow your own food and prepare it without the help of google? When did they have time? Where did they get their Stove Top stuffing and who plucked the turkeys? How did those crazy pilgrims do it?
I propose we are all pilgrims, each one of us on a journey of sorts. Our own…
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"I Have Never Gotten Comfortable With Death" (Revised) copyright 2009 John J. Rigo, upcoming book "Passion Amidst Apathy"
Posted in A Poem About Facing Death by John J. Rigo, upcoming book "Passion Amidst Apathy", tagged Arts, Health, Online Writing, Philosophy, Poetry, Romance, Stepfamily, Texas on November 27, 2013| Leave a Comment »