The search is over. I found it. I bought it. I brought it home. My library is complete. Recently, I was able to meet, for the first time, Runelle and Ruth, first cousins of my mother. We had reconnected through email and decided to meet and exchange memories and pictures of our common ancestors. I … Continue reading Daisy Grace, Louis L’Amour and Fried Chicken Fridays
“I have a question for you.” That’s a sentence I hear a lot…from my wife. While we dated, it was an expected comment as we both sought to grow in our relationship and get to know each other. Now, as a married couple, it is often how she seeks to get my thoughts or opinions … Continue reading What Do Husbands Want for Valentine’s Day?
One of the most visual symbols of the current President is his red hat emblazoned with the letters MAGA, for Make America Great Again. It is a hat worn by those who support him and mocked by those who disdain him. Who thought a hat would become a lightning rod for confrontation? One only has … Continue reading Make America Good Again?
Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day when tradition holds that if a groundhog sees his shadow, he will return to his burrow and we will have six more weeks of Winter. Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, saw his shadow this morning, so springtime in the North may be delayed. Yet his Southern cousin, General … Continue reading Groundhog Morality
What do the United States, North Korea, China, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Canada, and Singapore have in common? Only these seven countries allow abortion after 20 weeks. And if New York Governor Cuomo has anything to do with it, the United States will be in a class by itself. The State of New York already … Continue reading Is Pink the New Color of Evil?
This week, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the most visible leader of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Growing up in Atlanta during that same period gave me a front-row seat on the non-violent protest strategy used by Dr. King. I must confess to not always understanding, much … Continue reading Respecting the Opposition – A Lesson from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
One of our daughters and her one-year-old son stopped by the house recently for dinner. She had just returned from a visit to the pediatrician where she learned that her son only had a cold and not the flu. While there, the doctor also determined he had a worse-than-average diaper rash. Hearing my wife and … Continue reading You Want Me to Buy What?
Today is January 1, 2019, the 250th-anniversary of….wait. Before you start celebrating, a little background might be in order. It begins with a man named John. Born in 1725, he spent the first seven years of his life in England. With his father at sea, his loving mother doted on her son, taking him to … Continue reading But Now, I See
What is it with kids and forts? I remember as a kid building forts and tree houses with my friends. I recall as a parent, my children using pillows and cardboard boxes to construct their make-believe hideaways. Now my grandchildren seem to naturally want to use blankets over tables or delight in scrambling into … Continue reading The Christmas Tree Fort
It’s the Christmas season and no season would be complete without a telecast of the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This 1946 movie stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a man who yearns to leave the small, serene town of Bedford Falls but stays home sacrificing his dreams to help others. While not considered … Continue reading It’s A Wonderful Life…AGAIN!