Weekend Update

Weekend Update

This month I’m sharing thoughts about how we spend our time. Lately I’ve had some new experiences, like attempting (note the use of that verb) to strip wallpaper and putting together a wheelbarrow. Weeding and house painting are on the horizon. If you know...
Shadow and Substance

Shadow and Substance

Earlier this month on St. Patrick’s Day I invited you to visit the Emerald Isle with me. Come with me today to the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem. In 1987 I toured the Holy Land, visiting the usual spots like the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the...
All Things Irish

All Things Irish

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you! Who was Saint Patrick, and why do we celebrate today? Neither a canonized saint nor Irish, he was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, kidnapped at the age of 16 by pirates, and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but...
Modern Marriage…and How To Bear It

Modern Marriage…and How To Bear It

I hope your Valentine’s Day was a good one. Here’s my belated post. I love books, their smell, their feel, their role in our lives. To be honest it’s been a struggle for me to develop a relationship with my Kindle, although enough years have passed...
Best Laid Plans…

Best Laid Plans…

Due to circumstances beyond my control–like the unintended connection between my head and the pavement a couple of days ago–I am not spending any time on the computer or watching TV  screens or reading. So my intended post for this special day is on hold....