Category: Americana

  • Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

    Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

    Receiving yet another “friend request” on Facebook, I paused before hitting the confirm button. I knew the person, they were an acquaintance. But it got me thinking, how do I define friendship? My “Friends” on Facebook have heretofore been a combination of close and extended family, personal friends, acquaintances, along with others who appear to […]

  • A Public Service Announcement – Inspired by a 100-year-Old​ Memory

    It’s flu season and don’t we know it. News reports indicate as many as 4,000 Americans are dying of the flu each week. Rather large and colorful signs adorn the walls of my doctor’s office detailing the cautionary steps we should take to avoid the flu. Still, no one has to remind me to take […]

  • Wandering In A Vast Wasteland

      I took a trip recently……to a vast wasteland called afternoon television.  It is a place rarely visited by this wandering soul.  And I would not have visited it at all except for a clumsy stumble on some brick steps.