I have a relatively small office where I have one to two thousand of my most important books. Another shelf at home with older, more collectible books. Then, in my garage I have about forty boxes of books that are important to me but didn't make the cut! Today I was throwing some things away, … Continue reading Found A Gem Today In My Garage!
My love affair with the song "Peace," which was co-written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Michael McDonald (of Doobie Brothers fame), began with a trip to Chattanooga, TN. I was in the process of writing a play for Christmas at my church. The play centered around an atheist who had suffered significant loss in his … Continue reading Peace
In this post I want to discuss two common character flaws, so subtle as to go unnoticed for years if not a lifetime. They are conversational narcissism, and becoming a caricature of yourself. Conversational Narcissism You know what I am talking about. You say something to someone about your situation or how you are feeling, … Continue reading Beware of These Two Character Flaws
I purchased a percentage of a Bitcoin this morning. I'm cool. I'm trendy. The funny thing is I suddenly feel the need to wear sunglasses, Drive a sports car, and go on vacation! Bitcoin is an odd phenomenon happening in the world's economy. Though I have read about it and am starting to pay attention … Continue reading Just Purchased Bitcoin
Dee Laverne Fowler was a dear, dear woman and my mother. She died today. She was eighty-two and had been struggling with the aftermath of a stroke since July, but still her passing comes as a surprise. I will miss knowing that the woman who has always been a sweet, godly presence and a genuine … Continue reading Goodbye to Dee Laverne!
For the better part of two decades, I have engrossed myself in your life. Much of my effort has been simply to keep you alive and healthy. I have sung songs, and played games, and answered questions, but more than that, I have loved you at depths that even now you are not able to understand and won’t be until you have a child of your own. Though at times I have tried to express and explain that love to you, I realize that, for now, between us, I’ll have to be content with knowing its depths on my own. Part of a parent’s lot I suppose.