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Have you noticed how some people have the gift of getting much more than expected? Anything you give them to do is returned with not only what you requested, but much more. And they accomplish this not through brute force or intimidation, but by … more
Smitty looked over his shoulder as he was carried away, and said, “Where am I going now, Dad?” I said, “I’ve heard it’s a very big adventure.” I knew why he was asking that question: … more
This year there are exactly 32 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know I just stated the obvious and probably upset those who are never quite ready for Christmas, regardless if we were 32 … more
A reader reminded me that it’s time for my annual “What Makes Life Worth Living” top 10 list. She also reminded me that I listed our neighborhood rabbits years ago. I had forgotten. I forget … more
As big brothers and sisters return from school and talk about what they are learning, autumn is a perfect time for younger children to learn to spell their name and share what they are learning, too. There are some fun activities to help remember … more
Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can … more
Jimmy Buffett sings about a tattoo being a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling. Maybe for some that’s true, and for others, their tattoo carries a reminder of something powerful and … more
Well here we are again, the very first week of the year. Many of us have been filled with great anticipation as we awaited the arrival of the New Year. Something new to look forward to, a shedding of … more
How's your level of trust these days? I ask because "trust" is my word for 2017. Perhaps you know that in lieu of making New Year's resolutions, I choose a word as a focus for the coming year. At … more
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." -Robert Louis Stevenson My wife and I recently went on vacation to Cancun, Mexico, and, let me … more
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