One Firefly Night
Last night, just after dusk, I sat on the back porch taking in the sounds of nature. There were a few crickets and some bird who didn’t know not to sing after sun down. It was all garden variety, until my eye caught a green blink…blink…blink. A firefly! Hyper-focused, I tried to guess where the…
Playing “Pop Up”
Dealing with life’s little interruptions.
Big Dog Watching
Things are not always as they seem.
“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” George S. Patton
It’s Time to Sing?
Early one crisp morning I stepped out on the back porch, coffee mug in hand. It was late February, and there was still snow on the ground. And that’s when I heard it: bird song! A male cardinal sat in our leafless butterfly bush singing his heart out–at 36 degrees Fahrenheit! “How do you know…
When Little is Much
Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16 (NIV) I had a friend in grad school who came from a rather wealthy family. I’ll call him Howard, because, to middle class me, he may as well have been Howard Hughes. His parents had a cabin in the…