When I was a kid in school, oral book reports were a requirement. Lacking self discipline and impulse control, rarely did I actually read a book that I was about to report upon. This experience provided an great opportunity to think quickly on my feet especially when the teacher would ask follow up questions. As [...]

"Dear Little One, did you say your prayers yet?" "Not yet Mama." "Well, out of bed you go and down on your knees, bow you head, eyes closed Dear Little One." "Okay, Mama... Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, If I die before I wake, I [...]

A short story here. As a teenager, I began to experience a form of depression. I would describe it as being quite happy on a sunny day and then suddenly dark clouds would show up on the horizon. They would darken my mood and I could not stop them from running over me. And, then, [...]

Seven years ago or so, I wrote and recorded this song. My grandson is singing background vocals. He was about 14 years old at the time. Now he is a junior studying engineering in college with an interest in aerospace engineering and is engaged to a wonderful young woman who is studying biochemistry. They are [...]

4 a.m.. Something about sitting in the dark, still needing some more sleep, but unable to do so. It sort of strips you of defenses, it opens up your soul a little bit wider. It creates a vulnerability that isn’t so apparent at mid-day. I am sitting on the couch of a relative. She is [...]