A walk in paradise

A small brook wanders through the woods. I step across a bridge that crosses the brook, look down and feel a calmness take over. I imagine falling asleep later in the evening to the sound of the churning water. I could stay and watch the brook forever, but I need to catch up with my... Continue Reading →

“It’s the end of the world as we know it”

The world is coming to an end. Here’s how I know: --The NCAA played three Division 1-A football games last week and have four more scheduled for this Friday. Two of the games this week include Duke versus Virginia Tech and Penn State versus Maryland, okay games for sure. However, there has typically been some... Continue Reading →

Calling home

My youngest son stretched-out on the couch. He was dressed and ready for school, but his eyes were closed. He was trying to get every little bit of sleep he could, before he had to head out the door. I looked down at him with a smile. I could relate. I was tired too, but... Continue Reading →

A doggie homecoming

When I come home from work, our dog, a lhasa apso – bichon frise mix, greets me at our front door. She’ll prance and jump in front of me and try everything in her power to get my attention. Her attention is focused squarely on me. My arms are full and I usually have a... Continue Reading →

Memories that stick

One moment lasted a little more than an hour, the next, maybe ten minutes max, but once they were gone, they were gone. I’m talking of course about two moments that my wife and I experienced at the beach a few weeks ago: one was a beautiful sunrise and our walk on the beach and... Continue Reading →

Going home!

I’ve been thinking lately about my bucket list — you know, things that I want to do before I get too old or pass away to the great beyond. I want to go sky diving, try bungee jumping across a majestic view; run another marathon or two; hike the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, which runs from... Continue Reading →

‘That was Easy’

Some days we all need an Easy Button. You know what I mean: the Staples' Easy Button that the chain brought to the forefront in their 2005 Super Bowl advertising campaign that made the outlandish look, well, er, easy. We all have those days. Here’s what I mean: --The morning alarm clock comes too soon.... Continue Reading →

Writing that touches the soul

I write normally for my family, friends and my readers. I stress over every word and the text of my content. Today, though, I’m writing for the writers in the audience. I’ve been thinking about the things that draw emotion, that speak to us in places we never thought would touch us. Of course, I’m... Continue Reading →

“Cranking it out”

I warned my son. I gave him reminders. I warned him that the start of the school year was coming fast. I even offered a few harsh stories from my own past – stories of me procrastinating and paying a hefty price. Of course, my son didn’t listen. 'Just get it done' He’s taking an... Continue Reading →

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