• Garden
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016


    “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards Yesterday I was working in my office and […]

  • Life in Retirement
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016


    “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~ Saadi I consider myself to be a relatively patient person. I appreciate the value of waiting for something. I believe we appreciate more that which we wait and work to receive. I don’t like to be hurried, preferring to take my time and plan […]

  • Family
  • A Son’s Letter To His Mother

    2016-07-19 Letter

    The other day I spent some time poking around in an old suitcase containing ephemera I gathered from my grandma’s attic many years ago. The suitcase contains photographs and letters well over a century old. Treasures. I read something this morning that broke my heart. A letter written in December 1916 from a son, Richard, […]