Two years ago I decided to get some baby chicks. (I think it is still posted in my blog for February 2016 somewhere here.) Why chickens? Because I like watching them walk, run, eat. They calm me down. They are 100% engaged in being what they are. When I got the day old chicks, I [...]
A few years ago, I found myself on a stage with a former student of the high school where I was speaking. He had a very popular song at the time and he was there to encourage the students to complete their high school education. A year or so later, he was dead - the [...]
It seems that life can be divided into two major stages: 1) You go to a lot of weddings 2) You go to a lot of funerals. I am in Stage Two. I am not a big fan of the church where I spent most of my youth. I can't tell you exactly why. I [...]
I wrote this song from a simple little back and forth chord progression. I wanted the verses to sound differently from the rest of the song. In the beginning I had no idea what the song was about and the idea of linking it to the Greek myth of Pegasus came late in the song's [...]
I am sitting at the dining room table. I take so much for granted, rarely realizing how much is around me. So I stop, and, I look. The tulips sit on top of a table where so many of my loved ones have gathered around for meals and laughter and even sometimes, tears. The tulips [...]
https://youtu.be/BySAaEDhZnE And, here are a couple photos from the balcony off of the living room. The plum trees are blossoming! Goodbye from the beard.
(On my blog, I rarely edit my postings... and that is probably obvious to you. I posted this story a couple of years ago. Since then I've rewritten it a couple of times with some editing assistance. I think this is my final version. I like this story very much. At the end is a [...]
First of all, I changed my blog's tagline from "Mental Images" to "One Life" for lots of reasons. Here is the latest update on the landscaping project which actually we haven't done any landscaping yet. Isn't that how projects usually go - you have to go backwards first sometimes? https://youtu.be/kpLNAgwi730 And then, here is a [...]