To Do, Or Not To Do

As I write, it’s eight o’clock on a dewy summer morning here in the farmlands of the Midwest. Earlier, I worked out with my daughter, though I had to cut my session short because of a minor shoulder injury. After that, I cleaned and refilled my birdfeeders. The hummingbirds in particular appreciate a clean feeder… Continue reading To Do, Or Not To Do

Rain, Rain…Come Again (and Again) Another Day!

Here in the Land of Lincoln, it's been raining for days—the steady, soaking, pattering rain that falls in early spring just prior to everything bursting into bright green leaves and brilliant blooms. I used to begrudge the time that this season between seasons took away from spring, but now, I thank God for it. Once… Continue reading Rain, Rain…Come Again (and Again) Another Day!

A Light in the Window

Part of my nightly routine is to call in our dog, Jessie. Part of her nightly routine is to travel round about the countryside, barking in chorus with coyotes, treeing raccoons, splashing in our creek, and generally having a wonderful doggy time. Eventually, she returns to her post as sentinel in our front yard, where… Continue reading A Light in the Window

An Ornament Most Precious

It's the day after Christmas, and all through our house, not a creature is stirring. All is quiet—no Christmas music, no happy conversation, no feet running up and down the stairs. But the quiet is not a bad thing, since our family spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in some form of noisemaking. On Christmas… Continue reading An Ornament Most Precious

A Blog-Worthy Story?

Before beginning this blog, I thought long and hard about whether or not I had anything worthy to share. Many bloggers have worthy tales of extremes--recovering from a serious disease, taking a journey around the world, crafting with talent and originality. My story is not particularly worthy or extreme. I live a quiet life in… Continue reading A Blog-Worthy Story?