Problem Solving Skills I Learned from Jigsaw Puzzles

I have never been a fan of jigsaw puzzles…until recently. Jigsaw puzzles always seemed like a waste of time.  You spend hours putting together an insanely complicated piece of artwork, some with mind-numbing solid coloring, repetitive imagery, and similarly shaped pieces, only to break up the finished work and put it back in a box.  … Continue reading Problem Solving Skills I Learned from Jigsaw Puzzles

My Favorite Books on Marriage, aka The Books with the Yellow Highlights

Most of my readers know by now that I am a lover of books.  My children have come to expect at least one literary Christmas gift every year and to not be surprised if, on occasion, an unexpected tome arrives on their doorstep from Amazon.  Such are the consequences of having a father who is … Continue reading My Favorite Books on Marriage, aka The Books with the Yellow Highlights

How A Miracle Saved the American Revolution…and My​ Family Name

This last week of August 2019, is the two hundred and forty-third anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments in American history.  At the time, soldiers on both sides of the conflict called the events of the week a miracle.  Historians ever since have also considered its outcome providential, or at the very least, … Continue reading How A Miracle Saved the American Revolution…and My​ Family Name