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 From my outdated perspective, there is far more adventure to be had in a kayak on a river than there is to be had in a theatre seat with a tub of greasy popcorn at a […]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.
With the Kinnickinnic River a short drive from the house and inspired by the thought that I can take my grandchildren on a grand adventure, I acquired a tandem kayak that is easily converted to a solo kayak. Grandson Travis will be the first victim, but we will wait until summer vacation in just a […]