Humbled by a guitar master

Humbled by a guitar master

When it comes time to regenerate, I usually head south. Nashville or the Smokeys are my usual destinations. Last weekend we headed to Nashville. It ha...

February 17th, 2020 |  


I cook best when we eat out

I cook best when we eat out

I used to be a terrible cook. Times were when Terry was unable to cook the daily meals, the boys absolutely dreaded it. They knew what was coming. The...

February 13th, 2020 |  


His rights are our rights

His rights are our rights

As a retiree, I was free to watch virtually all of the Trump impeachment debacle and its aftermath. Watching the supposed leaders from both parties be...

February 12th, 2020 |  



And the award goes to …

And the award goes to …

Surprisingly, this will be the second week in a row that I have started typing my column while watching television.Last week, everyone was anticipatin...

February 11th, 2020 |  


New meaning for Valentine’s Day

New meaning for Valentine’s Day

The festival of Lupercalia was a Roman celebration, and I am told that while it survived early Christianity, Pope Gelasius replaced it with St. Valent...

February 10th, 2020 |  


If playing church is OK for you, have fun while you can

If playing church is OK for you, have fun while you can

The one Psalmist does not use the term “playing church,” but what he wrote suggests it rather clearly. God gets weary of people attempting...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Are you ready for this?

Are you ready for this?

Here we are. Debbie is sitting on the loveseat in the living room. She staked out that roost years ago.I settled into my over-stuffed chair, better kn...

February 3rd, 2020 |  


Trains: A blessing or an annoyance?

Trains: A blessing or an annoyance?

When I drive to work, I am delayed from time to time by a train traveling north or south through the small city where I live.Do I get impatient, wish ...

February 3rd, 2020 |  


How did this landscape disaster happen?

How did this landscape disaster happen?

As a landscaper specializing in “makeovers” (rebuilding existing landscapes) I often find myself looking at landscape disasters, trying to...

February 1st, 2020 |  


It’s like ‘Groundhog Day’ all over again

It’s like ‘Groundhog Day’ all over again

So this Sunday is Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl combined.When you get to be my age, every day seems like the movie “Groundhog Day” beca...

January 31st, 2020 |