I miss Fall long ago on Fisher Lake. Windows wide open to get that last blast of fresh lake air. That crisp, tart essence off the lake mixed with the slightly mildewy, earthy musk of wet leaves; smells of life slowing down for a long winter nap. The artistry of the trees, painted with autumn … Continue reading Crescent Beach Road
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I guess you could say I came of age in a cracker box gymnasium. Long before I was a even a twinkle in my parents eyes, they met in that gymnasium. The old Mendon High School gym was home to many local events. One of those events being the Kiwanis Showboat. It is a local … Continue reading Coming of Age in a Cracker Box
I am going to take you on journey. It is a long difficult journey. A path that has been travelled a thousand times over. A story told on the backs of long suffering immigrants again and again. You may cry and lose hope along the way. You may want to quit in disgust, or disbelief. … Continue reading A Mother’s Faith
During a time when we find ourselves, yet again, praying for victims of a mass murder, we look for answers. As the number of victims of mass shootings rises every month, we also find ourselves losing faith in our ability to arrive at a solution. We argue and accuse, finding fault in those who think … Continue reading Humanity with a capital ‘H’
Twenty-one years ago today, my family began an adventure that has taken some of us from adolescent angst to adult joys and woes, childhood to parenthood, a house full to an empty nest, and back to fullof life once again; parenthood to grandparent land and all the joys that come with it. We became a … Continue reading Happy Famiversary
Is it really worth losing our liberties because we don't like the way someone fights for theirs? When Colin Kaepernik took a knee for the first time last year his motives were quickly put on the back burner. Rather than address the issue he was trying to bring attention to, we as a nation jumped … Continue reading A bent knee speaks
My God is an awesome God. He doesn't hand out punishment like a strict parent. He is a guiding light, not a dark presence. I know many people think the solar eclipse is some sort of warning. A sign to our country that we are sinning, and the shadows cast for a little less than … Continue reading Solar Eclipse-Shadow of Sin or Proof of God’s Glory?
For the sake of this great nation, I wanted to be wrong about my sense of dread when we elected our 45th President. For the sake of my children's future, for the sake of my grandchildren's lives in the years to come, I wanted to be wrong about fearing the strong possibility of war at … Continue reading I Want to be Wrong
"So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him." Will Durant Twelve thousand years ago, tribes of nomads came here over a land mass now covered by the Bering Sea. They found a land, ripe for adventure, rich in resources; slowly they … Continue reading Open the Sunset Gates
Deear Mom Still so much possibility left. A Bristol Dahlia blooms bright and beautiful for a second year, a few short weeks before we celebrate two years with another sweet little flower sharing the same name, growing bright and beautiful under the warm light of our love. Life begun from small seeds in the cycle … Continue reading Our Little Flower