Routines of Life

Monday, November 29, 2021 Today is Monday, November 29, 2021. It is the 333rd day of the year. There are 32 days remaining in 2021. It was cool 39 degrees when I awoke. Routines of Life My day began with me carrying out trash. Taking my morning prescriptions followed. After a short drive, I’m enjoying… Continue reading Routines of Life

I had my third Moderna Covid-19 shot (the booster shot).

The Booster Shot How I Qualified I qualified for the booster shot because I am on a prescription steroid medication that is an immunosuppressant. The pharmist asked what RX I was taking. I had brought the RX with me and showed him. The shot didn’t hurt. He asked me which arm I for the jab.… Continue reading I had my third Moderna Covid-19 shot (the booster shot).

An Art Oasis In A Desert Town

Marfa, Texas Next week I am going to Marfa, Texas. While only an eight hour drive, I’m breaking the trip into two days going and two days coming back. That way I’ll just drive half a day and drive only during day light hours. It’s part of my concessions to the aging process. My oldest… Continue reading An Art Oasis In A Desert Town

How to Have True Peace

Do you want peace of mind? Maybe like me, you’ve had trouble finding peace of mind since losing your wife. My wife died on April 12, 2018 from melanoma cancer. In the days after her passing I confess I felt lost, overwhelmed, confused, alone, and numb. I Tried Travel and Activity I found myself filling… Continue reading How to Have True Peace

The Bucket List Trip

Let me tell you my story. In August of 2016, my wife Benita and I took a lengthy “bucket list” trip. In our forty plus years of marriage, she had never been to the northeastern USA. She had heard stories from my early teens when I lived in New England as a military brat. She… Continue reading The Bucket List Trip

Thoughts on July 4th

  July 4th The following are my original thoughts on July 4th. — US Army Officer When I was a US Army officer I was there of my own volition to defend and to protect the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of others. At this time I voluntarily surrendered my own freedoms where… Continue reading Thoughts on July 4th

How God Uses Problems in Your Life

Problems Maybe like me, after you lost your spouse you found yourself faced with problems. Examples that challenged me included: Buying groceries Doing laundry and folding sheets Insurance claims Medical bills Car titles House deeds Claiming her small retirement account Changing the names on checking accounts Getting utilities that were in her name placed in… Continue reading How God Uses Problems in Your Life

A Front Porch View – Poem

  A Front Porch View He sat on a rustic cabin’s front porch. Mountain peaks in front for him to see. Back and forth moved his old wooden rocker. The view framed by pine and juniper trees. Some dog’s bark echoed in the distance. An engine wails, straining to climb the pass. A western tanager… Continue reading A Front Porch View – Poem

Should I Attend a Grief Workshop?

Should I Attend a Grief Workshop? Before signing up for and attending, I knew grief, loss and transition workshops have value. I knew this from more than an intellectual understanding. I previously had attended a twelve-week workshop on three different occasions. Twelve years earlier my late wife and I attend the course offered by our… Continue reading Should I Attend a Grief Workshop?