Losing Your Voice

Years ago, I had the privilege of attending a wedding where the bride and groom, as well as many of the attendees, were deaf. While the hearing folks were quiet during the service, others moved around making sounds unheard to them. They also clapped loudly when anything significant was signed—that was their “Amen”. It was a rich experience—one […]

Independence Day

This past Friday was “The Fourth of July”. Independence Day in The United States of America celebrates the signing of “The Declaration of Independence” from the United Kingdom. (The actual legal separation of the “Thirteen Original Colonies from Great Britain” occurred on July 2, 1776 when Congress voted to approve the resolution, but the wording […]


              The physical foundation of my home has been compromised. Work I paid, a considerable amount, to have done years ago was executed incorrectly leading to the sagging of the entire back of the house. French doors were installed the wrong way, the “sill plate”, under the doors wasn’t […]

No Regrets

I’d like to get to the end of this life with no regrets. Maybe that’s not possible. I do know that I seek to live in a way that makes that goal a little more attainable. I’ve failed at this often and I’m sure, in spite of my best intentions, I’ll fail again, but it […]