I toss the blanket aside heading to my bedroom to dress. “Can I wear pajama pants?” I ask Stella. ‘Seems very disrespectful’ she indicates with a wide yawn. … More In the beginning …
“I have a dream that my [grand] children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream,” Address Delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 8/28/1963 I … More E Pluribus Unum … Out of Many, One (if you’ve forgotten the motto of the United States)
Oscar Wilde wrote, “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” … More Unnecessary Things
My focus for 2020. What’s yours?
As the Christmas season wraps up with the Feast of the Epiphany, I’m often struck by how Joseph felt, what he thought. This is a bit of musing about Joseph and his perspective on the Christmas miracle. It has been the craziest couple of weeks. But they fit perfectly with the insanity of the past … More Will he call me Dad?
I told him that if he calms down, I would give him a pen and paper so he could ask me anything … “The first thing he wrote is… ‘Where the f**k am I?’” We collectively pause and exhale a burst of laughter. … More Breath of Heaven – Inhale the Future
Note: This is the fifth installment in the Breath of Heaven series. If you’re new here, Welcome! If you’d like to start with the first installment please click here. “We need to sleep in a real bed,” Travis exclaims. I wrestle with the decision to leave Greg’s side. “No one is dying tonight, Mom,” Evanne … More Breath of heaven – Awake!
Note: This is the fourth installment in the Breath of Heaven series. If you’re new here, Welcome! If you’d like to start with the first installment please click here. I open my eyes. The sideways sallow hall light ushers with it a creeping sense of dread, low-level anxiety threatens to balloon into full-blown freakout. … More Breath of Heaven – Conversations
This is the third installment of this series. If you’re new here find the first installments here: Breath of Heaven and here: Breath of Heaven – Then. Thank you for your patience as I work through this story. Please share with others. The blue-black sky holds my broken heart in its grip. I glance up … More Breath of Heaven – the Turn