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Remembering Donna

My wonderful sister in law Donna passed away on April 7, 2018 at the age of 79 after a long…

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It was dreary overcast and wet…

It was dreary, overcast, and wet. The air was heavy. Somewhere between a thick fog and rain. The dampness was…

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A Letter to a Younger Self

Dear Younger Self: Compared to you, I’m an old man. I’m knocking on the door of senior citizenship and looking…

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Miranda – A Short Story – Part 2

Miranda knew that voice! She turned from where she was sitting to see her most beloved Gramps standing on the…

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Miranda – A Short Story – Part 1

Miranda, steaming mug of tea in hand, walked outside through the old screen door her Grandfather had hung when he…

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A Boy and His Dad…He Was Excited

He was excited! Today was the day he got to go to “the City” with his Dad. Usually it was…

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Dear Dad…Happy Father’s Day

Dear Dad: Well Dad, it’s hard to believe that over 34 years have passed since you shuffled off this mortal…

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Mastectomy – One Man’s Perspective

In the past two weeks, I’ve heard from two women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. One is a…

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A Tale of Two Moms…Happy Mother’s Day!

I read Anka’s post over at http://keepingitrealmom.com/2013/05/09/mothers-day-will-look-like-this/ and it brought back some good memories for me about Mother’s Days past….

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I saw a man today…

I saw a man today. He was sitting on his walker next to one of the “Stop” signs at a…

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So, what are you leaving your kids?

Have you ever heard someone ask that question? Or, maybe you’ve said it yourself in a different way. “What are…

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The Power of Human Touch

You may have seen an updated story about the 1995 birth of twin girls. One of the girls wasn’t doing…

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The Journey – A Short Story

They’d planned this trip for a long time but they knew this was one trip he would take alone. In…

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The Joy of the Written Word

Over the past few days I’ve received several new notifications from the Blogs I Follow.  If you check the link,…

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Today is a Special Day!

Today is our beloved sister-in-law’s 70 something birthday.  I understand you never ask a lady her age or give it…

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Happily married for 37 years…however, we’ve been married 42!

For all my friends and family who are reading this, yes she knows I’ve written this and her first comment…

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10 Things to Do Before the World Ends!

I know, I know, people have been talking about this for a long time but what can I say, I…

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Count Your Blessings…

I’m a big fan of the movie White Christmas starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kay and Vera Ellen.  Bing…

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The Power of Thank You!

When was the last time that you said to someone close to you “Thank You”?   Just a simple thank you…

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“Put your hands in your pockets…”

I was prompted to write this post by a story coming out of Calgary.  It’s not a new story.  It…

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Most of the Time…

Author’s note:  David may still be with us and if so I hope he appreciates the story.  As you will…

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Addy’s Hill – Chapter 3 -The Head Master

Author’s note:  This is the third and final chapter of Addy’s Hill.  If this is your first time here, please…