Category Archives: Personal

Seventy Years & A Flip of a Bird

It happened often. Not daily, by any means. Not even monthly, I’m sure. But it happened enough that I remember it. I don’t remember each time it happened, of course, but I’m quite certain I recall the very first time it happened. I must have been a pre-teen or perhaps in my early teens. I’m...

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Everyday for Eight Years

Maybe it seems like a silly thing to do. Perhaps, a waste of time. Day after day, year after year, picture after picture. If I’m being honest, there are a few days, every year, when I consider giving it up. Usually, it happens sometime during November. Darkness falls early, inspiration wanes, doubt creeps in. Maybe...

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The Eve of New Year

A journal entry from last year, on the eve of the new year: There are challenges ahead that I don’t yet know. Challenges that, for today, I do not feel equipped. This year will present opportunities, hardships, moments of joy, and I’m sure, moments of sadness. Next year, I will look back at 2019 and...

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No Guarantee

A text message this weekend: How’s your healing? The message, from a friend with whom my path crossed during a short stay in Minnesota a lifetime ago, is like many I’ve received recently. Friends and family checking in to see how I’m healing (great!), how I’m navigating crutches (old hat!), and if I’ve lost my...

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