Category Archives: Family

Celebrating A Particular Birthday

Long ago, when I was young, in a public high school in Ohio, a remarkable teacher taught his classes a wide range of vocal music.  At one point, we learned Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Cantata: “To Us a Child is … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Heaven | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas . . .

Christmas is just around the corner. The cookies are made (although their numbers dwindle by the day), entertaining is in full swing and festivities are on-going.  The calendar is crazily filled in. Sunday, the 24th, will be the 4th Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Family, Friendship, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Curve Balls. Worry. Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is later this week and as all holidays are known to do from time to time,  it is showing up a time when I don’t feel particularly in the mood. I don’t know what is going on in your … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Family, Life in these times, Poverty | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Me, Too. What Parents Can Do

There has recently been a light shown on the vast amount of sexual harassment or assault in social media by asking people who have been subjected to it to post the words: Me, Too. From looking through my friends’ posts … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Education, Family, Life in these times, Responsibility | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

On Manure – Some Doggerel

When you have a tough problem that plagues you And you’ve added some worry and stress You will notice a sweet smell arising: ‘tis a mountain of dung you possess! Adding worry won’t lesson your burden Quite the opposite thing … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Courage, Family, Life in these times, Mental Health, Politics, Poverty | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Laughter, Friends, Celebrations and Good Food

Adventures and laughter – coupled with fun friends and good food – sure are balm for the heart.  Sometimes the curve balls of life make us so short-sighted that we forget about how good things are. Thankfully, some people and … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friendship, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

At Arm’s Length

Have you ever been worried sick about a friend or loved one suffering from some illness who keeps everyone at bay?   It can be a terrifying experience.  I have had both close friends and family who suffered from clinical … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Family, Mental Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment