Tag Archive | Courage
The words came across his desk through tears laced with deep compassion. “It will get better.” My resigned response was simple. “I hope so.” I had used those words a thousand times in darker moments of life when pain was the order of the day. It had served as my expression of inner weariness and psychic exhaustion. A sort of […]
It’s our new routine…and our happy place. Sitting on the back porch watching the sun rise across the small lake on which we live. Absolutely calm and still, absent of the afternoon breeze, our lake is a polished mirror with perfect reflections of the large oaks, beautiful houses and thick summer clouds that create its frame. […]
A political season for me is on par with buying a used car or getting a root canal. They are all necessary but unavoidable evils. And each is a genuine pain in the…well, you know. In politics, the way extremes emerge, agendas are touted and leaders are lampooned grates on my nerves like a classroom of first graders […]
Ripples are the small things that make a big difference in the life and future of those touched by the waves.
It was a blur. I heard rumors it happened, but have only a hazy recall. Yep, missed it completely. And no, it wasn’t too much celebratory Champaign. We were moving into our new home and throughout both Christmas and New Years when everyone else was partying we were packing and unpacking. Cardboard boxes replaced […]
Each year I try to sum up my annual trip around the sun. In a word or two, I want to catch the essence of what I have experienced. Sometimes it takes many words. This year, only one. Goodbye. That single word sums up the varied events and various experiences that made this year like […]
Packing up a house after living in it for 15-years is not for the faint of heart. How can anyone collect so much “stuff”? But in the midst of the tearing down and tossing away required for downsizing, Dianne and I have had the joyful experience of discovering hidden treasure. A book created and authored by our […]