Staying at the Hotel

Staying in a hotel is one of the better things in life.  It’s a little home away from home, but with none of the responsibility.  That’s nice.



The Good Old Days

People like to talk about the good old days, the way things used to be when they were somehow better.  Well there may be times in the past that shine brightly in our memory, but…


Birds singing

Birds Singing

The sound of birds singing amazes me still.  You have to understand, I’ve been legally deaf most of my life.  Hearing aids helped, but only to a point.  I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to…


Weddings- couple exchanging rings.

What Weddings Say About Us.

I have a theory about weddings. I think the way people go about getting married predicts what kind of marriage they’ll have.  There are some things in life that tell us a lot about someone-…


Spring blossoms

Spring is Here

Spring is here- or so they say.  Here in Michigan it can be hard to tell.  It’s May now, and we’ve had everything from frost to stifling 80 degree days.  There are times when those…


A Child looking out the door.

The Rest of the Child

There’s more to each child than meets the eye. As a teacher I’ve spent much of my career working with kids others would call a “problem child.”  My degree is in Special Education for students with…


Civility in Politics

When it comes to politics I have friends all over the political spectrum. It’s nice. I like it that way. But I’m worried. I think we can say almost anything, make any point, raise any objection…