Category: Love and Living

I Have a Good Life

I turned fifty years old this week. Wow. The years go by so quickly, and I can’t remember a time that I ever imagined myself being fifty. It seems odd being fifty—maybe because I don’t feel fifty. Obviously I haven’t posted in nearly two years. Less...

More Than You Can Think Of

It’s been so long since I’ve posted, it seems like I don’t even know how to string words together anymore. I’ve been sitting on a phrase for quite a while now, probably well over a year, that I scribbled down on a yellow sticky note. I...

When I Make Wishes…

Well I have to go a-travelling again. As I’ve noted before, I really don’t like travelling without my family—and I am terrified of flying. So every time I have to jump on a plane and go somewhere far away, I get pretty emotional and philosophical. I was...

Standing Beside a Bed

To make a brief aside from my vacation posts, I was looking through some notes tonight, and found some unfinished thoughts from last December, shortly after my friend Ryan passed away. Looks like I was thinking of a follow up to my Flyin’ Ryan post, but...

Flyin’ Ryan

I MET RYAN about five or six years ago. His family lives just down the street from me, and his girls go to school with my girls. His wife and mine became good friends, so between the kids and the wives and the schools, I got...

Thirteen Days

Thirteen days ago, life was different. A family of four who are friends of ours were in a serious automobile accident on Thanksgiving weekend. I sat with them in the hospital. I saw young women pray and an old man weep. A friend bought Starbucks. The...

Ruff! Ruff-ruff!

I had a lot of blog post ideas over the weekend, but didn’t make time to solidify any one of them into a standalone post. There were a couple of impossible-to-miss news items that each in its own way left me feeling clueless. Dr. Stephen Hawking,...

IROH

My cousin Tommy passed away recently, after a long, long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. God, what a guy of faith and courage. He was one of the good guys. “And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.” IROH, brother. I’ll see you on the flip...

One Implies the Other

I’ve been wondering if I’m growing up, or if I’m just going through a bit a mid-life crisis. On summer vacation this past month, I followed my home town news over the internet, and when I noticed we’d received heavy rains and almost daily flood warnings,...