I’m not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but sometimes, when I’m out in the yard with my dog, I’ve been known to pull a weed or two. There’s something therapeutic about pulling those pesky invaders out of the ground. As often happens, life lessons come to me from this simple activity. A … More Five Important Lessons I Learned Working In My Yard
If you know me, you know where I was this past weekend, the last full weekend in July. It’s the same place I’ve spent the last weekend in July nearly every year of my life — Cairo, Georgia. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recognize the annual recurring theme — … More Why The Last Full Weekend In July Is So Important To Me
Who Needs Technology? I have a love/hate relationship with technology. Sometimes, I sound like the older generation I used to roll my eyes at when I was younger. “Why do we need so many television channels?” “Why do I get so much junk email?” “Why have we become so tethered to our smart phones … More How Technology Surprised Me On The Road To Damascus
I have a confession to make. I love the bagpipes. I know, it’s a really different instrument to love, but, I do. Today, I got to listen to bagpipes — lots of them. In case you’re wondering, I wasn’t in Scotland. I don’t think I could even travel to Scotland right now, as much as … More How Do Bagpipes Help Fill My Empty Nest?
If you are of a certain age, you might have a special memory of a huge milestone in the history of our nation — the Bicentennial. It was a year of huge celebrations for the two-hundredth anniversary of the signing of our Declaration of Independence from England. I had the privilege of joining the celebration … More A Spectacular Independence Day To Remember