ARTIST|AUTHOR

JOAN LEVY EARLE

A partridge for dinner

Joan Levy Earle, December 29 2019

Originally written by Joan Levy Earle for igNation on Dec 26th, 2019 We all know the first line of that famous song: THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. Yes, it refers to “a partridge in a pear tree”. That was the first gift that a true love gave to his beloved. Well, I have wonderful memories of many partridges; actually, the proper name is ruffed grous...

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The art of conversation

Joan Levy Earle, December 4 2019

Originally written by Joan Levy Earle for igNation on Dec 4th, 2019 Have you noticed that the age of real conversation has been replaced by more frequent texting? Who uses the telephone anymore to inquire what time we should meet for a lunch or dinner? Your spouse is headed to the grocery store mid-week and you forgot to add mushrooms to the shoppi...

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The joy of memories

Joan Levy Earle, October 18 2019

Originally written by Joan Levy Earle for igNation on Oct 18th, 2019 A special friend sent the following sentence to me and it has inspired my heart: “MEMORIES DO BECOME LIFE AND WE CAN BE FOREVER YOUNG THROUGH THEM.” This special sentence no doubt came from a romantic heart. But what is wrong with remembering love and kindness? The world has more...

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A new day

Joan Levy Earle, October 10 2019

Originally written by Joan Levy Earle for igNation on Oct 10th, 2019 “Each 24 hours of a human life is a voyage that can only be taken once.” Those words were written by an Oblate of Mary Immaculate priest, Father Louis Marie Parent. If we reflect on this quote we are reminded of the value of the present. Father Parent also said: “Each day God offe...

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A house reborn

Joan Levy Earle, September 24 2019

Originally written by Joan Levy Earle for igNation on Sep 24th, 2019 The strength of the oak trees beckoned, The faded, grey clapboard And windowless house, sobbed;A lesser man would have turned away. He rejoiced at the challenge,Labouring step by step untilThat broken house became a home.

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Summer joy

Joan Levy Earle, September 19 2019

Originally written by Joan Levy Earle for igNation on Sep 19th, 2019 Two years ago, a good friend introduced me to David Brooks’ writing through the gift of A Road to Character. In this non-fiction work, Brooks who is a regular opinion columnist for The New York Times gives intriguing biographic reflections on people he admires from the late Presid...

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