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Because We Are Living It


I’m less than halfway through “Bonhoeffer” by Eric Metaxas. I may have started reading this book a year ago or so! I don’t get to read at lunch as much as I used to when I lived in Arizona. These days, when I read this book I must confess and […]

Odds and Ends No. 71


The cold I thought went away returned taking my appetite, taste buds, and my head prisoner. That made it coffee for her and hot sweet milky tea for me first thing. All I could manage was tasteless toast and a piece of rubber cheese. I foolishly dressed for an outside […]

Spiritual Rain


The end of summer rain soaked my soul with a spiritual rain. It was a vibrant rain that fell straight down like a comb going through her long hair. Years of pain and suffering washed away in the downpour. Peace and joy shone in the new day sun. The end of […]

Both Sides of the Window


Writing fled while life crushed me from all sides. It was like trying to hold your breath under water for six months. I’m still trying to catch my breath. Or maybe it was like trying to skydive without a parachute and land on your feet. But the storm has past. […]

Odds and Ends No. 48


The temperature hit 112° F as I got out of the car to walk Thunderbird. A few spaces down, a young man was standing near his car. He looked like he was in email or texting mode. He was dressed in running shorts only. “Adonis lives,” was my first thought. Stark white. […]

Odds and Ends No. 46


Last weekend, I had a headache so I sautéed two yellow onions and a half pound of baby portobello mushrooms. This became a lovely tomato basil sauce that lasted until yesterday. I asked her to pick a pasta from my assorted pasta cache. Our pantry annex is on shelves in the utility […]