Why do I do this to myself…

Well, it's going to be the coldest few days for the Midwest in almost two or three decades and I just can't stop thinking about spring. Not just spring for the sake of the warmer weather and blooming flowers, but instead for the adventures that will begin another year of memories. We started out last... Continue Reading →

A History Lesson

I had the opportunity to take my father, the one that just turned 93, to a few appointments last week. At one of those appointments I met an individual named Arthur. As I was informed, my father and Arthur have known each other for almost 14 years. My father used to be a hospital chaplain... Continue Reading →

Reflection…

Now that the holidays are mostly behind us, I find myself reflecting on the past. One of the things I tend to reflect on was my 28 years in education working with students from elementary through high school. So quite a few students have come and gone through my life. Many of them stand out... Continue Reading →

Wrapped up in the season

The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy, but it is up to you to keep them that way. So often the joy is lost as you are trying to find a parking spot in the mall parking lot. Then there are the lines, the frustration of what presents to get people, and even... Continue Reading →

Thankful…

My father will be 93 years old at the end of November. He is still living on his own and taking care of himself. There have been a few bumps in the road over the past few years, which included a surgery and rehabilitation period. He put forth a great deal of effort and was... Continue Reading →

My life was shaped by a barbershop…

I'm sure everyone can look back on their life and identify something in their childhood that shaped their perception of the world. Some teacher that influenced you, a family member or neighbor that provided some guidance in your life. Regardless of who you are today, the people around you in your earliest years helped to... Continue Reading →

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