My daylilies are just beginning to bloom this season. This week I've seen two of my three varieties open up. The third may be a couple of weeks behind. Although daylilies are perennials, they don't seem to be permanent. I've had several other beautiful varieties over the years but they died out. The impermanence also … Continue reading One Single Day
A recent newspaper article described a local high school celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. This year’s senior class dug up the time capsule left by the first graduating class in 1971. It contained various items those teens thought would be interesting or important for a future generation to know about their life and times. Fifty years … Continue reading Time Capsule
A teenager sat with me in a tiny room of the residential treatment center. She was admitted to the program a few days before, and like the other adolescents there, if her parents had good insurance, she might stay there for up to three years. She showed me the scars that ran up the length … Continue reading Squeamish About Blood?
Early yesterday morning Shep and I stepped out into the backyard and were startled by sight and sounds of a large flock of small birds flying around the side of our house. As my Australian Shepherd ran toward the backdoor, I turned the corner to see what was causing the commotion. A single mockingbird was … Continue reading One Mockingbird Against the World
I’ve got nothing today. I usually write these blog posts on Monday, which gives me some time to polish them up a bit. Sometimes a bright idea strikes me over the weekend, but nothing has inspired me for today’s post. If I were a church sign, I’d be blank this week since I’ve got nothing … Continue reading Perfectionism
The formative years of my teens and twenties were the late 1960s through the 70s. Those were turbulent times that pulled the foundations out from under many of our solid institutions. The music and movies shouted the changing values and lodged earworms into my young brain. I must admit to a lot of confusion during … Continue reading No Excuses
When you exit our little cul-de-sac and turn right onto the county road, you won’t go far before coming to an intersection. For a long time it was a four-way stop, but a traffic light was installed there a couple of years ago. Another right turn takes you to all the civilization and commerce you … Continue reading Zion Remains