Listening Carefully

John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” Gandhi offered this advice: “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” I’m taking both to...

Double duty

You’d think that after 47 years of marriage, Debbie and I would know all that there is to know about each other. (Maybe, at times, a bit too much...

Thomas & thomas

My grandson Griffin—age 5 and in my humble opinion the most wonderful grandson of all time—gave me a Thomas the Train for my birthday. On its side is printed...

Hopefully

When I read a novel, I know that I’m engaged in a vicarious experience—I get to witness from a safe distance as the characters are challenged. When the going...