Keep Your Hands Off My Life?

Keep Your Hands Off My Life?

A simple question. Do we encourage people to commit suicide? Do we only live with it when they do? I believe the answer to those questions would be an overwhelming NO! What do we do? We put up suicide hotline numbers on the television screen. We post websites of...
Frayed Flag Flying with Tears of Pain

Frayed Flag Flying with Tears of Pain

As we recognized and celebrated Memorial Day during the last days of May, I was reminded of the sacrifice so many have made in our country. The countless men and women who have served and those who continue to serve in the armed forces. Many have died to fight for the...
Bumps in the Road

Bumps in the Road

It’s the last month of school, and it’s been quite a year. It was the first full year of in-person learning since the start of the 2020 pandemic. Covid snatched away many things and, even worse, many people. It’s taken us to a level of fear, frustration, and a...
It’s My Birthday Month

It’s My Birthday Month

That’s right… 52 years or 624 months or 2712 weeks or 18,994 days Whenever I see numbers like that, it’s difficult for me to register their magnitude. Like, are 18,994 days considered a lot of days? If I had not known and had to guess how many days 52...
Spring Forward For More Energy

Spring Forward For More Energy

My favorite season by far is spring. The end of snow, freezing rain, frigid weather, and chilly morning car rides produces smiles from me, and the transition to fairer weather makes March 20th one of my favorite days of the year. Of course, other dates like my wife’s...
The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Why is the heart the symbol of love? Of course, not the organ that we have pumping blood through our bodies; that would not look as pretty or romantic as the symmetrically shaped hearts we draw, color, and eat chocolate candies from. But again, why the heart? Some...