Hans is aging quickly. He is 15-years old. It has been over a year since he could negotiate stairs. We have a ramp on the stairs leading to our front door just for him. Now, he has difficulty even standing up. Five out of every seven nights of the week, he will bark in the […]
This morning, I forgave Garrison Keillor for his transgressions real or imagined. I sent him my words of forgiveness through the contact form on his website. Garrison Keillor You may or may not know Garrison Keillor or anything about him. I know him as a magical writer who has brought smiles to the masses with […]
Although I lived many years at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in Holland Patent, NY, I have never seen a loon. I read Loon Lake when E.L. Doctorow published it in 1980. We lived in Upstate New York at the time, but I remember little about the book. I do recall that I enjoyed […]
I know for certain that THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to make the world a better place to be is by greeting, smiling and waving at every creature – man, woman, child, animal, and plant – you encounter throughout the day. Those simple gestures go much farther than any dollar you could contribute to the most […]
Sometimes it is easy to imagine the presence of God. Sometimes it is not.
The best ‘spiritual’ book I have ever read is The Ragamuffin Gospel, and I discovered it through my association with the late great singer-songwriter Rich Mullins. I wrote about it four years ago in a post titled “Ragamuffin.” I am still far from all the answers and I remain a seeker, but The Ragamuffin Gospel […]
Earlier this year, I acquired a tandem kayak for the specific purpose of introducing my grandchildren to the activity. From my outdated perspective, there is far more adventure to be had in a kayak on a river than there is to be had in a theatre seat with a tub of greasy popcorn at a […]
Even for those few of us who aren’t glued to a video screen throughout the day monitoring the ‘news’ as presented by ‘legitimate’ news broadcasters and the millions of social media experts who riddle out brains with a never-ending flow of commentary on whatever they disagree with, it was difficult to avoid the now famous […]
Early this week, I took a 1,200-mile road trip with my dog Clarence. I came within a breath of losing my life and taking Clarence with me. Please read this post so that you can save your life… Distracted by the Cell Phone Not a particular fan of cell phones, I was using Google Maps […]
I lit a candle this morning to honor the millions of men, women, and children who have died in conflict.