Organizing

Organizing

Speaking of the garage. Have you ever noticed how many people park their cars in their driveway? That’s because their garage is so full they have no room for the cars. I am amazed when I walk my dog and someone’s garage is open, what people store! Tools, workout...
Resolutions

Resolutions

New Year’s Day always brings New Year’s resolutions! Why do we do that to ourselves every year? They usually last a week. Good intentions, until the pressure heats up and there are familiar things we want to eat and do. Last year I decided to spare myself the agony of...
The Holidays

The Holidays

Another year and now I’m 84. I don’t feel 84, I feel more like I did when I was 50 or 60. I see friends passing away or dealing with major medical problems and have certainly become aware of my own mortality. I’m grateful to God for basically good health. I cannot...
Opinions

Opinions

Don’t know if everyone is as frustrated with what’s going on in our country, but it is sure getting old. Complaining about our politicians won’t change Washington! It is easy to get on the “let’s complain about politics, or whatever” bandwagon. I must remember in that...
Train Trips

Train Trips

Three years ago, in the spring, I took Amtrak from San Diego to Palatka, Florida, where my daughter lives. I took the Coaster from San Diego to Los Angeles where I transferred to the train that would take three days and two nights to get to Chicago. Transferred again...
What Christmas Is Really About

What Christmas Is Really About

With all the turmoil going on in our world, higher gas prices, inflation, the economy, it is hard to keep our eyes on the meaning of Christmas. I know I get sidetracked watching the news! Our church just put on a wonderful Christmas concert which focused on the Christ...
Animal House

Animal House

My oldest son, Steve, has a pot-bellied pig, Lily. She was so cute at about 15 pounds, but now she weighs in at around 50 pounds and not so cute and cuddly anymore! Steve is a nurse, and when working a shift, he’s gone 12 hours. Lily has a doggie door, or should I say...
Never Too Late

Never Too Late

While at my daughter’s in Florida, the company she works for, Rapport International, had a graduation of their Leader I class in Orlando. Karen and I drove two hours to be there since 6-7 of the graduates were her clients. Leadership I and II and Power...
Getting Ready for Christmas

Getting Ready for Christmas

Driving down the streets, it is so delightful to see all the Christmas decorations up already. My church is having a musical Christmas program on the 12th and I’m enjoying singing in the choir. Each week our Pastor lifts Christ up and the church has planted 19...
New Projects to Write

New Projects to Write

Several years ago, I wrote Shadows on the Mountain, about a soldier in Vietnam who was there 25 years after the war ended, with no way to return home. He is gotten out, along with his half-Vietnamese daughter by the underground church. It is based on a true story. The...