Archive for the ‘personal challenges’ Category

A year, and then some.

Monday, January 31st, 2011

January 30th, 2010. A year ago today, it was freezing on the east coast. I was receiving phone calls, texts, and emails from friends and family that flights were cancelled, or that they couldn’t leave their homes due to icy roads as the snowplows hadn’t made it by. In Columbia, the gathering for Mom’s graveside […]

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Someone asked me the other day how my day was going.  Their question reminded me of my friend, Chris.  His wife, Barbara, told me when he was battling cancer for a second time that he would always respond “any day I am six feet above the ground is a good day.”  I chuckled. He always […]

Back in the Saddle Again

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Well maybe not quite but I’m on the way, again. Gene Autry sang this song many years ago. Basically, he sings about getting back to basics out on the range where he “got back to normal” living.

To Be or Not To Be White

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Before you get too carried away with the title of this reflection, ponder this.  For years – since my early 20s – I have put color on my very thick hair.  I spotted my first gray hair when I was 19 and pulled it out quickly.  Before long my hair began getting a gray streak […]

Climb Every Mountain

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I love the Sound of Music.  The Von Trapp family and the love plot are just my kind of diversion from everyday life. I particularly like the idea that they travel far and cross all kinds of mountains to get to a better place.