While clearing over the weekend I found this picture of our dog Cassey and Jessica’s Maggie. They are no longer with us but were great pets. Cassey was a rescue dog we received from a friend. I remember how afraid  of loud noises Cassey was. We had to take special precautions with her over the… Continue reading Memories

A Greeting for the New Year

A New Years greeting with the words from Barry Howard. The acrimonious debate intensifies even as the very purpose of the dialogue becomes diffuse, lost in a contest for political power and influence over of a perceived national moral compass. As the poet Mathew Arnold observed in Dover Beach, “…and we are here as on… Continue reading A Greeting for the New Year

Sarah and Alex’s Wedding

I went to Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend to celebrate my niece’s wedding. Sarah and Alex were married at the Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville. It was a great celebration and I wish Sarah and Alex all the best. All my siblings were in Louisville for the wedding. Kathleen, of course the mother of the… Continue reading Sarah and Alex’s Wedding

Open Mic — And the Music Played On

Open Mic on Friday was spectacular—Why? You might ask. For one reason the distinctive range of music framed with readings from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning.  I do have to mention Mick’s song, “If Money ran from my Nose” filled the house with deafening laughter. The banter between Scott Lucas and Jack Ostergard pulled… Continue reading Open Mic — And the Music Played On

New Song for Open Mic

I’m learning a new song for Open Mic this week. I first heard the song at the WTHH Retreat I participated in last week. Dan sang, “The Field Behind the Plow” by Stan Rogers. Here is Rogers singing “The Field Behind the Plow.” I like the song because of the details of rural life and… Continue reading New Song for Open Mic

Partners in Prayer

About once a month I receive a green postcard in the mail. The title of the card is “Partners in Prayer.” It says, Thank you for the important work you do in serving us as citizens. It has been our joy on this day to pray for you and your family as you serve us… Continue reading Partners in Prayer

Something I Noticed

I noticed today that change came to the office supply of bathroom tissue. Our bathroom tissue dispenser is an industrial type that locks the roll. Someone had replaced a role and I noticed the new role did not fit in the dispenser. So what happened? The role is smaller. The role on the right is… Continue reading Something I Noticed