creative fire

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2022

The first evening of our cross-country trek from Michigan to California was spent with friends in Kokomo, Indiana.  David has known Nancy and Steve Bayer since college where Dave played Huck Finn to Steve’s Tom Sawyer.  Both have retained their youthful sense of fun and...

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the light within

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2022

Every summer night, I run outside to witness the setting sun.  It’s a ritual, of sorts.  Up and down the beach people wander out of their front doors and sit on benches to watch the sun drop below the western horizon. 

Each night I take at least one photo to commemorate the...

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another year, another momcon

Uncategorized Sep 14, 2022

Last year our daughter Meredith and I manned a booth at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) convention (MOMcon) in Nashville to sell her book.  It was undoubtably the most beautiful booth in the marketplace, but that didn’t translate into actual sales.  We learned a lot about...

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holding lessons

Uncategorized Sep 07, 2022

“Don’t let me walk away from your commands.”  Psalm 119:10 

It is not easy to follow God, to lean constantly on His presence.  But then, life isn’t easy.  People of a certain age who have walked long with God can’t quite imagine living any other...

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painted rocks

Uncategorized Aug 31, 2022

In the spring we began looking for a week when our friend Thanne could come up to our summer cottage for a visit.  After checking both of our calendars we settled on mid-August.  As the date approached, Thanne realized that she could be with us for the first wedding anniversary since...

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the things we keep #3

Uncategorized Aug 24, 2022

Many of the things we hang onto have little or no intrinsic value, or at least no value that we are aware of.  So why do we hang onto them at all.  Sometimes we love the look and feel of something in our hands, and we wonder if it really could have some worth beyond our own...

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the things we keep #2

Uncategorized Aug 17, 2022

There are all sorts of reasons that we collect and save stuff during our lifetimes.  Actress Jean Smart loves old things because of the stories they tell.   She says, “I’ve been fascinated by where it’s been, who’s owned it before and what their lives were...

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award

Uncategorized Aug 10, 2022

Last Saturday was our Epworth community’s Annual Cottagers Meeting.  As things got started, I had the shock of my life:  Mallory Carr, the President of the Board of Trustees announced that I had been selected as Epworth’s Good Citizen for 2022.  I couldn’t have...

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sprained ankle

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2022

Last week I sprained my ankle…again.  This has happened to me before.  I am so prone to rolling my ankles that I carry Air Cast ankle supports with me and wear them on both legs when I play tennis.

When you’re gimpy you start to notice other people with special protective...

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moon set

Uncategorized Jul 27, 2022

During several summers when our children were young, I’d invite a dear friend with little ones the same ages to join us for a few days.  One summer with our kids tucked up in their beds my friend and I took our beach chairs out in front of the cottage to watch the moon set.  ...

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