Living

What I’m Not Gonna Do

“It’s quite possible to be a good man without anyone realizing it. Remember that.” – Marcus Aurelius In 2003, I started a blog. At the time,…

Reflecting

The P Word

They had just opened the four-lane divided highway between my hometown and the county seat, some 15 miles away. They had been working on it all…

Gratitude Reflecting

The Third Row

Monday morning at 7 AM I was heading north on Interstate 55, heading toward my hometown. A woman I knew had died. She and her husband…

Reflecting Resilience

Dead Things

When I was in high school, I read the novel First Blood, which is the novel that the Rambo movies were based on. As is often…

Growing Reflecting

The Gap

My Aunt Louise could not swim. At all. She was afraid fo the water. We used to joke that she was scared of deep dishwater. Ten-year-old…