Wanting things

The house looked immaculate. I liked that it looked big enough to hold two football teams, had a huge garage, and a beautiful gate. I liked too that it was right on the bay. Of course, I liked the huge boat tied tight to the dock and the speedy sports car parked out front. I... Continue Reading →

The full spectrum of emotions

My wife and I attended a viewing this past weekend. I've written about this in the past, I'm a "big baby" about viewings and funerals. Oh, I want to be caring and show my respects. I'm just reticent because I know the event will be full of small talk and I won't know what to... Continue Reading →

Finding the truth

The truth can be deceiving. If you’d ask the guy down the street, he might have a few thoughts about me. He might say that: I’m a curmudgeon and cheapskate for not buying more Girl Scout cookies from his daughter when they came to our house. I’m a lousy driver and drive too fast up... Continue Reading →

Why married people fight!

I’m thinking of opening my own marriage counseling service. My wife and I have been married for close to three decades. Now I would need to tell anyone who came to me that my wife is the brains of the outfit. Outside of that, what qualifications do I bring to the job? Oh, absolutely none.... Continue Reading →

Gifts of Christmas: Hope

Christmas is a time of celebration and gift-giving as christians celebrate the birth of the Christ child. We tend to focus heavily on the consumer aspect of presents and gift giving. We all seem to be in search of the perfect present for family and friends. We run ourselves ragged, forgetting about the things that... Continue Reading →

Some Mountain State love

We had barely pulled into Morgantown for a visit with our son, a freshman at West Virginia University, when he had asked us to make a Target run. When we got back to his dorm, he pulled the shopping bags out of our SUV like they were coming off an assembly line, handing them out... Continue Reading →

Love you forever

When our kids were young, we used to read them the book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. The mother in the story holds her new baby and slowly rocks him back and forth, singing: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll love you for always, as long as I’m living my... Continue Reading →

Can I get a do-over?

I found my day.  There it was on my screen. I refreshed the website to make sure I was reading it correctly. I looked again. Yup, I read it right the first time, National Mulligan Day is observed this upcoming Monday (October 17). Who thinks of these days? In any event, a mulligan in golf... Continue Reading →

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