No Oxen; Clean Stall

No Oxen; Clean Stall

My backyard, like my grandchildren, has grown through stages. A horse tire swing once hung by a tree limb, a swimming pool sat under the maple, a playground set took up a hunk of the back yard. Then, there were muddy places, bare of grass which were obstacle courses for small cars and trucks, a […]

The Older I Get

  The older I get…the more I value family and friends and life and the less concerned I am about surface stuff,                         …the more I appreciate old values, old friends, old remedies to ills, physical and emotional, and spiritual.           […]

The Older I Get

The Older I Get

                       …the more I value family and friends and life and the less concerned I am about surface stuff,                         …the more I appreciate old values, old friends, old remedies to ills–ills that are physical,  […]

What Are You Thinking?

What Are You Thinking?

The Bible says we are supposed to take every thought captive (see II Corinthians 10:5). Not an easy thing to do. Negative thoughts seem to always linger at the door, just waiting for a chance to slip inside. Why is that?  Worry, regret, fear–these are not pleasant things and do nothing to make the day […]

Why Is the Sky Blue?

Why Is the Sky Blue?

Tell Me Why We don’t understand and ask how can it be? Is there a reason behind all we see? I wonder about lots of things. “Why” is always on the tip of my tongue. You have your own list of whys. The older I get, the more I wonder. Some of my whys are […]

A Little Philosophy and Murder

A Little Philosophy and Murder

Sometimes, Ned, Pat and Jackie are philosophers. As my friend Jane once said, good friends are doctors and scientists and, well, I’m not quoting her correctly, but most of all, friends are there for each other. So, these three have their own thoughts about what causes a person to go bad. This is from Moonstruck […]

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