Smart Moves

As weeks go, this one seemed to be overly long, tediously slow and almost painful to plod through.  Apparently that’s what happens when you have a holiday on a Monday — it throws off the entire week.  Today then, came with some relief.  I don’t know whether the relief was due to it being finally […]

More Trip Planning

Months ago I had a number of options for what to do today.  When it was forecasted to be sunny and pleasant, I reviewed my options and decided to go with the outdoor activity plans.  Then the reality of today arrived — cool and overcast — and I had to change my plans again.  One […]

More Than a Walk

Sometimes a walk is just a walk. Sometimes going out and walking around the neighborhood or in a park is simply a means of exercise. Then there is the kind of walk where you get away from all distractions.   On this walk you are simply in the moment. And, being in the moment, you […]

Disappointed With Church

I’m beginning to understand why people don’t go to church.  And even if people do go to church, I totally get why they don’t participate in any church activities.  If you think that this makes me sound like I’ve become judgmental and cynical toward church, as an institution, than you’re probably right.  And I’m okay […]

The Tale of Two Bills

I paid two rather large bills today — one was for my recent sinus surgery and the other was for my upcoming trip.  Before I wrote the checks I had significantly more money to my name, afterwards … not so much.  How quickly money seems to leave us, made all the more so depending on […]

The Walk

I walked out of another church service today.  I hope this isn’t becoming a habit.  While last week’s service was a little understandable — I had another commitment and was uncertain how long the service lasted — today’s walk out was less clear cut. I visited yet another church, one in which I’ve never been […]

Back At It

The past few days have been a blur.  Good thing I’m a photographer and know to take pictures of even the most mundane of things so I can at least document all of it. Wednesday – mowed my lawn for the first time this year.  It was looking a bit shabby all around and some […]

The Demise of Characters

People come and go all the time in our life.  Sometimes a “leaving” is more permanent as in passing away.  Death, after all, is a fact of life.  It should be no surprise then that written works of fiction sometimes feature the death of a character.  Death of a character then becomes a plot device […]

The Uphill Climb

I am at the same point where I was years ago before my trip to Peru — waiting and counting down the time before I go.  I can only wonder if the time will go fast or drag.  I’m pretty much set on gear, supplies and my itinerary, at least for the most part.  So, […]

Fish Out of Water

I visited a Baptist church today.  Yes, that’s correct … Baptist.  A few weeks back I had heard the minister of this church preach at the one that I visited for a number of months (before returning to visiting other churches).  This minister preached a good sermon and I like Gospel music so, why not?  […]