Art show

I’ve got an art show coming up next week, and I’m really excited about it. I get a 24 foot wall in a gallery in Huntsville, Al, and the 7 paintings I chose of mine will be up for a month and a half…. unless some sell(hopefully). I had a hard time deciding what toContinue reading “Art show”

I miss my mansion

I miss my mansion. No, I wasn’t once rich and lost it all, and when I say “my” mansion, I didn’t actually own it. When I was fresh out of college I got a job at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the “Facilities Manager” and one of the amazing perks of that jobContinue reading “I miss my mansion”

I’ve never texted!

That’s right. I have never sent a text message. I’ve read a few before when I thought it might be something important, but I’ve never sent one. I’m trying to be the oldest American to have never sent a text. I know a lot of elderly people will have to die off before I canContinue reading “I’ve never texted!”

Just a few things, God

As I was mowing my yard this morning, it occurred to me once again how lucky we are to have such a loving, and amazing Deity, but it also occurred to me that there are a few things that I wish were different. So, I don’t mean to look a gift Creator in the Omnipotence,Continue reading “Just a few things, God”

Shut up thunder!

Last night we had not one, but two loud thunderstorms back to back, and I couldn’t help thinking of the story from Matthew where Jesus “rebuked” the storm. There’s a lot of things I like about that story. First of all, they had to wake him up! Jesus was such a deep sleeper that heContinue reading “Shut up thunder!”

Virtual Insanity

I was listening to a 1990’s alternative rock station yesterday, and one of my favorite songs came on… “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a really cool upbeat song about serious topics, which I guess is the best way to address some topics, but I was struck by how theContinue reading “Virtual Insanity”

Rainforest Death

My title makes it seem like I’m going to talk about the destruction of the rainforests, which is probably something I should do one day, but my actual topic is my own death. When I was in high school I had a dream that was so real and so vivid and so dynamic that it’sContinue reading “Rainforest Death”


Today is my 46th birthday, and I can honestly say that it feels just like any other day. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the birthday wishes and gifts from loved ones and friends, but internally, today just feels like any other day. At 46 I’m no longer excited about my birthday, but I’m notContinue reading “46”

Puppy therapy

So, we got a puppy on Monday, and I’m quickly learning that a puppy is fantastic Covid-age therapy. I don’t have time to think about the coronavirus anymore. I’m too busy cleaning up poop and pee! I’m too busy saying “No, no!” and “Don’t bite!” and “How the heck did you get out of there?!?Continue reading “Puppy therapy”

Treating Covid blues with kids

On occasion, meaning at least a few times a day, it is difficult to concentrate in my home, and that’s because my wife has a home daycare. The daycare has been a great blessing, but there are also times where the screaming is so loud I can’t hear myself think, and there are times whenContinue reading “Treating Covid blues with kids”