Count the cost

“You seem subdued, quiet and/or tired,”  My wife was right. I was. The previous week had been overwhelming. I was exhausted, even though I had the easy part. Sandy’s done much more for me than I have for her in our 42 years together. Now, because of a fluke ocean...

The Loss of Civility

Ten years ago, it was different. At least I think it was. My circle of friends and acquaintances extends to people on both sides of the political aisle. Each of my closest associates give love to people who can never repay them. The people whom I trust most have more...

Doing Hard Things

God gave me a brain like a popcorn popper – something is always popping up. That would be fine if all I did was think about those pop-up ideas. Many times, I don’t. I decide it’s time to head off in a new direction. Fortunately, I married a woman who is the...