Safely reopening the economy

Safely reopening the economy

We need a real plan to reopen the economy, safely – because if we don’t do it safely, we’re just going to have to close it again. Pe...

May 2nd, 2020 |  


Graciously use the power of the front

Graciously use the power of the front

Several months ago, I made a trip to the eastern panhandle to visit with one of our boys. Going into town, I made a stop at my favorite grocery store ...

April 30th, 2020 |  


R.I.P. Brother Reid, Brother Statler

R.I.P. Brother Reid, Brother Statler

The Mel-O-Dee restaurant once sat where Frisch’s now sits on Rombach Avenue. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fuller, the popular drive-in was the ma...

April 29th, 2020 |  



Joy of re-discovering re-reading

Joy of re-discovering re-reading

If there is a silver lining to our current situation, it might be that our lives have slowed down. With the absence of our “daily grind” (...

April 28th, 2020 |  


Light shines on good places to rest

Light shines on good places to rest

Years ago, I enjoyed hanging out with two brothers, Bernie and Dougie. An incident one night with them spurs a spiritual consideration.We got permissi...

April 23rd, 2020 updated: April 23rd, 2020. |  


Surviving the haircare crisis

Raise your hand if you’re thinking a lot lately about your hairdresser.My hairdresser, Janet Cole, has seen me through my mid-40s transition fro...

April 22nd, 2020 |  


Fran’s favorites: Whole wheat bread & sidewalk chalk paint

Fran’s favorites: Whole wheat bread & sidewalk chalk paint

Life has changed so much for all of us during these past several weeks.Mike is extremely busy as you might expect, but he has been able to do most of ...

April 22nd, 2020 |  


Science, patience and luck

Science, patience and luck

From the beginning of time, if someone suffered an injury (almost any injury that broke the skin), there was a possibility that they might die. There ...

April 20th, 2020 |  


Hope in these uncertain times

Hope in these uncertain times

The world stopped due to a dangerous disease and our lives have unwillingly come to a screeching halt. We long for all the things we naïvely took...

April 20th, 2020 |  


Sitting at home with my sweetie

Sitting at home with my sweetie

That has been the distinct consolation these past four weeks of staying in house. I get to be closed up with Terry. The group she works for has told h...

April 16th, 2020 |