life

Return to Sender

As if getting hearing aids at 38, bifocals at 41, and having creaky knees wasn’t enough, I got this in the mail yesterday. I really don’t want or need any help feeling older than I am, thank you very much…. Read More ›

Ideals

Once upon a time, I would hear politicians speak of returning the United States to its “Founding Principles,” and I would simply chalk it up to a type of misguided patriotism – the “Spirit of 1776,” if you will. Recently,… Read More ›

Incomplete

Just a week shy of my fourth birthday, my family I moved to the small rural town where lived until I graduated from high school. I lived there again briefly after college. As we settled into small town life, my… Read More ›

Sounds

I’ve known for some time that my hearing was not what it once was, but I blamed the stuffy feeling in my ears on my allergies. Surely, I told myself, the doctor will be able to clear me up. So, I… Read More ›

Fishing

In the days leading up to the Cub Scout camping trip that we went on in October, my son asked over and over if we would be able to go fishing while we were there. He had asked to go fishing numerous… Read More ›

Heroes

Three years ago today, I lost my dad. His bad habits are what eventually killed him, but he was an extraordinary man who did not fully embrace his own capabilities. He was by far the smartest man I’ve ever known, and… Read More ›

Time

Sunday was my 38th birthday. I’m not sure how that happened. I understand the conception and birth thing. Time has passed, and so on. What I don’t understand is how I can be two years shy of forty when on… Read More ›