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… Continue reading

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?

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

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?

Start Taking Care of Your Life

Start Taking Care of Your Life Today We all have things in our lives that need taking care of.  I’ve been reminded of this too many times in the last six years as I’ve had my mother, then father, and finally my wife pass away. Add to that several friends who simply passed into eternity… Continue reading Start Taking Care of Your Life

How To Have Real Peace

It’s hard enough that your wife has passed away. Now with the Covid-19 Pandemic you too frequently find yourself in a self imposed isolation. You can’t meet with friends, can’t go out to eat, avoid the walking in the shopping malls, Zoom Bible study classes, and live streaming of church services. It’s enough to make… Continue reading How To Have Real Peace

Daily Routine

Morning Writing It’s Tuesday, January 7, 2020. It was a cool 38 degrees F on my front porch in The Colony, Texas at 5:30 AM. Sunrise is still two hours away as I write this post. I’m enjoying a grande Pike Place Roast coffee this morning at my favorite coffeehouse (Starbucks, on Preston, just north… Continue reading Daily Routine

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