Waffles

Waffles were a special breakfast when I was a kid.  While pancakes were a regular staple raising our kids in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, we didn’t invest in a waffle iron because it was difficult to make enough waffles to feed five kids at one time. As an adult, I rarely ate breakfast until […]

Feeling Fit

I feel my best when I engage in regular exercise. Excepting my college years as a varsity athlete – of course in those days at the Air Force Academy one did not have to be a varsity athlete to exercise regularly – I have never been more fit than during the last ten years when […]

Thanksgiving

Today is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. We should celebrate Thanksgiving Day every day. I believe we are a culture that takes too many good things for granted. Don’t be counted among those churlish souls who fail to be thankful, who think that life […]

Where Angels Hang Around

I cannot recall exactly when my attention was drawn to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  I suspect it was sometime after I was blessed with four healthy children who have experienced minimal health issues.  I was and continue to be eternally grateful for that.  Watching my own children, I considered what it might have been […]

The Journey Continues

Much has happened in my life since I last posted nearly a month ago… In the final days of October, we re-evaluated our decision to build a home on rural acreage in Wisconsin.  The 4-month experience of living minimally ‘off the map’ has been invaluable, but progress on the house was very slow.  When you […]

One Day

Sometimes, all you need is one day. After a week or two of unseasonably cold weather, yesterday was the perfect autumn day. Beautiful sunrise, clear blue sky, 50-degree temps, nary a breeze and life around me bursting with color. All it takes is a single day like that to confirm the existence of a Creator, […]

What Will You Do When It’s Cold?

As Autumn ushers in colder winds from Canada, friends and acquaintances ask me – as I continue my sabbatical in a 10×16 shed with best friend Clarence – “What will you do when it’s cold?”  I appreciate their concern and curiosity.  Construction on the house is progressing so slowly that I will consider myself fortunate […]