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

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

Memorial Day 2021

Memorials Memorial Day is a great way to remember. As a widower, I’ve lost my wife. I have the sweet remembrances of our decades together. I can use days like Memorial Day to educate my adult children and grandchildren about my country’s history and my family history. Three Holidays for the US Military In the… Continue reading Memorial Day 2021

Caregiving: Biblical Insights From My Journey

I had a “Bargain Booksy” ad last week for my book “Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey.” It’s just a way to advertise and promote the book. People sign up for a daily email for eBook bargains and received a daily email with books on sale in genres of their interest. My book is… Continue reading Caregiving: Biblical Insights From My Journey

Three Year Anniversary of My Wife’s Passing

Three Year Anniversary Today is the three year anniversary of my wife’s passing. So many in my age range have lost their beloved spouse. I can think of over a dozen people off the top of my head who’ve lost their life partner. Maybe today you could say a prayer for them. You know friends that… Continue reading Three Year Anniversary of My Wife’s Passing

Grief, Loss, and Transition Workshops

Workshops Have Value Before signing up for and attending, I knew grief, loss and transition workshops have value. I knew their value from more than an intellectual understanding. I had attended a twelve-week course on three different occasions.  In 2006, my late wife and I attend the classes offered by our church following my mother-in-law’s… Continue reading Grief, Loss, and Transition Workshops

Should I Get The Covid Vaccine?

DECISION TIME One decision you face as a widower concerns the Covid-19 vaccine. The question is to get the vaccine or not to get the vaccine. Maybe you’re like me, you have gone most of the last year without seeing your adult children and grandchildren. You wear facemask when you see them. Maintaining social distancing… Continue reading Should I Get The Covid Vaccine?

Open-Mic Poetry Reading

Coffee and Oatmeal It’s 6:10 AM on Monday morning, January 6, 2020. I’m out of the house and at my favorite coffeehouse. I have a tall Pike Place Roast coffee and a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar. Writing, walking, paying property taxes, house cleaning, and doing household budget/tax stuff is on my day’s agenda… Continue reading Open-Mic Poetry Reading

The Flu Shot Didn’t Work

Tested Positive for Type A & B Flu It’s Friday, January 3, 2020. I have a 9 AM appointment with the doctor today. I have a bad right earache as well as equilibrium issues. My right tonsil feels like it is swollen. My guess is the issues are related to my testing positive for Flu… Continue reading The Flu Shot Didn’t Work