Silence

We inhabit a world of chaos, and in it, silence is a rare commodity. Noise pollution is everywhere. In his book Silence in the Age of Noise, explorer Erling Kagge writes, “…the world’s secrets are hidden inside silence.” I often think of the 46th Psalm, “Be still and know that I am God…” As 2019 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Water

I am midway through my ninth week of living minimally ‘off the map.’ Excepting the broken leg from a week ago, it has been an exhilaratingly positive experience on all fronts: spiritually, mentally and physically. I was schooled in the ‘whole man concept’ as a cadet at the Air Force Academy 50 years ago. That […]