One Thing

At the risk of belaboring a point (I wrote about this subject on another platform yesterday), I need to circle back and re-visit Sutherland Springs, TX. Just a tiny, unincorporated town some 20 miles outside of San Antonio. It’s the kind of place you’d expect to be the home of close-knit families extending over multiple … Continue reading One Thing


when day becomes night

If you’re like me you’ve often heard: Remember, night can’t last forever. Dawn always comes. Brighter days are ahead. Judging by how nature works, that’s right, even though most of the time we can’t predict how long the night will be. So when you are in the sunshine – that bright warmth of your life … Continue reading when day becomes night

The Overwhelming Pressure To Be Great

It doesn't seem enough to do your job faithfully, with integrity, well. You’re constantly prodded to be phenomenal. When asked about your dreams, you dare not mention anything plain, for fear you’ll be met with pitying eyes, and hear that tired warning not to "settle”. We rarely celebrate longevity, reliability, the down-to-earth providing of services … Continue reading The Overwhelming Pressure To Be Great

and then there were none

There were two of them – mourning doves; simply delightful. Every morning they sang, possibly to each other. I found myself smiling every time I heard their plaintive call. For months they brought simple pleasure to my tiny downtown living space. Many times I needed to come to a near standstill when driving to my … Continue reading and then there were none