Category Archives: life & love

An Important Contact

I mentioned I am trying to give the blog a mini-makeover. I have been tweaking some design elements with the help of my family and friends and have consolidated the categories. I’m still working on the graphics to accompany those … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks in 2018

When you look around, you might sense there is less to be thankful about than usual as we approach the close of 2018. It’s a natural feeling. We’re winding down, but there are still too many families separated by war. … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy Birthday Sweetheart

It never gets any easier hitting milestones without you. And, of course, this is another milestone for you, my dear wife. Happy, Happy Birthday! While we were never big on splashy birthday parties, especially after the kids were grown. But … Continue reading

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Saturday with Santa

I woke up Saturday morning, stretched and headed downstairs. Angelina beat me down and started barking like a crazy dog. So I rushed to the kitchen to find Santa standing there with his finger up his round, snowy white beard … Continue reading

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Retirement … Sweet Retirement

It’s been approximately 16 months since I stopped punching the time clock {actually, I haven’t punched a time clock since the early summer jobs of my youth, but I digress} and stepped into “retirement.” It has been quite an experience … Continue reading

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I Need a Hug … A Sonni Hug

Don’t ever doubt there are angels among us. I know that fact from personal experience. I’ve seen it all my life. I’ve had people pop into — and unfortunately — out of my life just when I needed an extra … Continue reading

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Tears on Earth … Joy in Heaven

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die … — Ecclesiates 3:1-2a August 20. November 20. August 31. March 25, April 12, … Continue reading

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