REFRESHING

Sprig of Mint by Douglas Schneider

Sprig of Mint Julep

HAIKU

SPRIG OF MINT JULEP

PERFECT COOLER FOR HOT NIGHTS

BARTENDER, ONE MORE…

…please…

Directions:  Place ten mint leaves at the bottom of a glass and top with 1 1/2 teaspoon fine sugar.  Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down.  Add a splash of seltzer water, fill the glass 3/4 full of crushed ice and add  2 1/2 ounces of bourbon.  Top with another splash of seltzer, stir and garnish with another sprig of mint.  Serve immediately and enjoy…salut!

 

VIRTUOUS LOVE

Siena Italy

Inspired by Catherine of Siena’s “Feed My Sheep”

HAIBUN

Pray Tell – Where is Virtuous Love?

Saint Catherine of Siena responds “in our neighbors.”  How so?  She confirms “because I can’t show my Creator my love for Him directly, so I have to use my neighbors and do for them the service I cannot do for God.”

What a powerful perspective to inflame the mind!

HAIKU

TO LOVE FRIENDS AND FOES

TO SEE EVERYONE AS OUR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS

…in so doing, we find virtuous love…

…Vera, this one is for you…