Five years ago today my one and only book Growing Down: God’s Grace in Spite of Myself was ‘born.’ That was a big day! I find it hard to believe that it was five years ago. When a child is born, the waiting and working leading up to the birth is mixed with hopes and … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
I am directionally challenged. I get my rights and lefts mixed up so I lose my way regularly. Even with Google maps and a GPS, I can get twisted around and temporarily lost. Last week I lost my way at the 4-mile community Walk for Hunger. I didn’t worry when I lost the map because … Continue reading Found
Last Friday was October 12. What a day! Here’s why: 1. It was the 45th Anniversary of Jake-and-Sarah’s first date. That was a drizzly Friday afternoon when Jake called to invite me for a bike ride. We rode on the white-gravelly prairie path, along the train tracks to the next Chicago suburb, to an … Continue reading October 12
I’m not sure when our Alaska dream began. My guess is 1973. That's when Jake’s friends climbed Mt. Denali without him because he broke his leg two weeks before the expedition. That was six months before I met Jake. If he’d climbed that mountain, maybe he would have stayed up north forever. But in a … Continue reading The Alaska Dream