The other day I was in our basement and I looked at a stack of bins with toys our kids used to play with years ago. At one time these toys were spread across the house and played with on a daily basis. Even though they were picked up each night, the next day they… Continue reading The Last Time
I remember staring with adoring eyes at my first child immediately after she was born. It was the most amazing thing in the world to experience. Then a scary thought hit me, “Where are this baby’s parents?” It soon became apparent I was now a parent! I frantically looked for the owners manual, but found… Continue reading When the Reality of Parenting Hits
In the course of our busy lives it is easy to get distracted with the necessities of life. Yet we can’t lose sight of the truly important moments that require our full attention.
It seems I always want more out of life, but can I be content with what I have instead of looking at what I don’t have?
In the pre-pandemic world we took for granted how delicately interwoven we are as a society. We did not understand how fragile our systems are that we depend on.
The brochure featured the distinctive bright, golden finish of the coating inside the can and it’s superior sealing properties. I wondered if that was the secret to the enduring qualities of the can.
It is often the hardships, the traumatic things in life that shape us the most. Logging our emotional journey through this current pandemic could be a great benefit now and for future generations.
When you’ve lived more than 50 years, well, you accumulate a lot of stuff. Like rings on a tree, I can go through my attic and count the years by all the stuff stored under the rafters. Albums from the 1970s, furniture from the 1980s, old computers from the 1990s, and Y2K memorabilia from the… Continue reading Life is Cumulative
When you look back from the vantage point of a half century, you start to wonder why some skills learned at a young age are no longer needed. Take the fine art of folding a map. Now be honest, when was the last time you folded a map back into its compact stowed position? Okay,… Continue reading The Lost Art of Map Folding
When I was a kid, I was fascinated with the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. In December 1988, my flight on one turned into a sobering experience that reminded me of the value of life and the need to cherish each moment.