We, the Divided States of America

Love Conquers All… We, the citizens of the United States of America, are a divided nation, and in less than 3 years we will celebrate our 250th birthday. Is it going to take a mega party to bring us all back together? During a recent fire pit gathering, a friend...

#blessed… Really?

Yours truly on Lanikai Beach, Kailua, HI, 2019 Look at me in the above photo playing around on one of the world’s most famous beaches! That picture was taken on my first trip to Hawaii in early 2019. This coming December, I’ll be making my sixth trip to...

Can We Please Ditch the Labels?

I loathe labels. Think of all the various labels we’ve placed on people over the years: ADD, ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenic, special needs, disabled… these are just a very minute smattering of tags doctors, educators, and others slap on people to move them...

Abiding in the Vine: Three Questions to Ponder

I don’t do much yard work these days, but occasionally, I love getting out and digging in the dirt, pulling weeds, pruning bushes, and spreading mulch. It’s therapeutic! Sometimes, my ivy spreads too far, and, and I have to rip it from what I call the...