Dear Friends, Wow. I have just completed one year of blogging. 48 stories from my life. Shall I continue? I've been wondering. In spite of low readership and bits of weekly anxiety, I have enjoyed this self-imposed assignment very much. Each week God gave me a fresh idea, and when I sat down to write … Continue reading 2018, The End?
It's New Year’s Eve. Tonight I will divide a piece of computer paper into 12 squares (6 on the front and 6 on the back) and give each square the name of a month. Then I will find my journal, take our calendar off the pantry door, and sit on the couch to review the … Continue reading My Hi-Bye Tree
When I was a child growing up in Texas, there was a day when my dad gathered us five kids to show us “Wisconsin” on a road map and told us that we were moving there. I distinctly remember my 7-year-old wonder: There is another place to live besides here? I enjoyed the Wisconsin winter … Continue reading Another Place
What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Is it finding the right tree and getting the house decked out with lights? Is it baking and eating holiday foods? Do you enjoy buying and wrapping gifts? Watching Christmas movies? Singing special carols or sending out cards? There are many nice traditions in an American Christmas, but I’m … Continue reading The Jamaican Wise Man
“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.” That Mark Twain quote makes me laugh – because it’s so true, isn’t it? Now that I am older, I know better than to rely on my memory. ‘Teflon brain’ they call it. That is one reason why I keep a … Continue reading A Dad Story