Smart People Saying Smart Things

If you’re like me, any more talk of this election cycle will cause you to double over wrenched with pain. This post is very different; I promise. It does not promote/favor a candidate, party or a political persuasion (liberal/conservative). So, hang with me for just a second. If you enjoy some deeper thinking about some tough questions, you’ll be glad … Continue reading

Diet OceanSpray: Elixir of the Deities 

I’ve always loved cranberry juice and the variety of juice blends by OceanSpray. However, when I became a diabetic a few decades back, I had to stop drinking them. They sent my blood glucose levels through the roof. I was sad. I was very, very sad. CranGrape was my favorite! Yum!!

A couple of weeks ago, I made an astonishing … Continue reading

Memories of An Educator: The Presence

school house

This is the fourth in a series of posts: Memories of an Educator. Unlike the previous reflections, this one celebrates a teacher, a unique and dedicated teacher of many, many years.

She was indeed a presence. She didn’t merely enter a room, she presented herself. Everything about her was deliberate—purposeful: her walk, the words she chose to speak, her … Continue reading

The Borgias

The BorgiasI rarely write about television programs. Most of them bore me to death. But occasionally I find a series that really compels me to engage with it. The Borgias, a historical-fiction drama created by Neil Jordan (created for Showtime), that aired from 2011 – 2013, is such a TV series. You can find it on Netflix.

Originally conceived as a … Continue reading

Goose Bumps

Goose bumps Photo by: Ildar Sagdejev
Photo by: Ildar Sagdejev

Do you remember those? Goose bumps?

I seemed to get them a lot when I was a kid. I would encounter something that I found to be unexpectedly gorgeous, fantastic, awe-inspiring, breath-taking, and I would get goosebumps. But the older I get, the less I seem to experience goose bumps. Oh dear: less euphoria in … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day Four

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened.

Today we drove out to see Hoover Dam. We stopped to have breakfast. Steve melted in the parking lot. All that remains is his hat to shield his little bald head from getting sunburned.

Weather Las Vegas

Steve Melted

We drove over the dam, but for security reasons, cars are checked, and the … Continue reading

Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them?

So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there … Continue reading

Uniquely Positioned to Shed Some Light

Trump and BibleIntroduction

In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement … Continue reading