Category Family

Revisiting Memories

The last month or so I’ve had a lot of memories pour over me about my father. He passed away on May 22 of 2013, but it seems that the death of a loved-one can have strange after-effects on the mind even a couple years later. I don’t have as many really “good” memories as […]

More on “Better”

Hello friends. While things have been busy at work and home, I haven’t completely forgotten about the blog even if I haven’t had anything to post. Being that as it is, I felt compelled today to write a quick update. I wrote earlier in Better — To What End? that I spend a lot of time […]

The School Year has Begun

Hello friends, School has started back up and I’ve been observing the changes this week as we’ve tried to return to something slightly resembling a routine. This week I’ve been getting up between 6:30 and 7:00 every morning as opposed to 9:00, and the difference is really interesting. First and foremost, I’m sleepy for the […]

Thoughts of Dad — One Year Later

Good morning, friends. One year ago today my father passed away as a result of his long battle with cancer. I didn’t really realize this morning that it had been a year until I noticed posts from family members on Facebook, but it isn’t as if I have forgotten him entirely — I simply don’t usually […]

Easter ’14

Hello friends, Today I am taking a brief break from the Ten Perfections series to post something family-oriented. Tomorrow being Easter, I intend to observe the holiday along with my family. I have learned that I don’t necessarily have to participate in every Christian holy day (although I do particularly enjoy Christmas), but that my children appreciate it when […]

Moment in Time: Aly’s Gift

I didn’t photograph the act itself, so this image comes with a short story: My daughter, as we walked through my shrine room right before bed, picked up a small polished orange-ish brown stone and decided she would offer it to the Buddha — placing it as shown, directly in his lap. Even a two year old can […]

Quiet Month (or so)

Hello friends, The blog has been very quiet this month — perhaps because I’ve been very busy if not perhaps a little more introspective. Even my wife has complained that I’ve been quiet more often this month, so my quietness isn’t strictly limited to my online activities. I have thought about posting on the blog three […]

Thinking about Dad

Several times recently thoughts of my Dad have come to my mind somewhat unexpectedly. He passed away months ago, but I’ve clearly not dealt with everything that might be on my mind about it. I had a dream a couple of nights ago wherein he had not actually died, but instead the body had been […]

Moment in Time: Smile!

A creative “accident” this morning led to this crazy looking face staring at me at breakfast time. I hope you have a reason to smile this morning — please be well, friends!

Chaos Cruisin’ Tonight

Good morning, friends. I’m off work early tonight to visit with my younger sisters in Springfield for the first time in a couple months, and I must admit that I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve learned that I have a lot in common with my sisters, in spite of sometimes feeling completely disconnected from […]


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