Things that go bump in the night

Things that go bump in the night

Matt and I live in a home that is over 200 years old. It is rich with history and we feel blessed to take care of it. It comes with a long legacy of f...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Common phobia a real pain

Common phobia a real pain

Before I get started down the particular path I’ve chosen for this column, let me say right up front that I admire and respect dentists and the ...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Suggestion no prize winner

Suggestion no prize winner

Years ago, when I was working full time, a colleague and I went to grab lunch at a local fast food establishment. We sat down with our sandwiches, fri...

April 25th, 2018 |  



Recognizing moments of real joy

Recognizing moments of real joy

One of the buzzword phrases of 2017 was “fake news.” We have suddenly become so indignant about falsified news feeds that fill our social ...

April 19th, 2018 |  


When the works stop working

When the works stop working

Living in the country has many advantages, plus a few interesting side challenges. Adding to the country lifestyle is a very old, interesting house wi...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Pulling a dream down off the shelf

Pulling a dream down off the shelf

Earlier this month, our church sponsored a rummage sale. I dutifully rummaged in many of our closets, seeking items we could donate. I decided to inve...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Pulling a dream down off the shelf

Pulling a dream down off the shelf

Earlier this month, our church sponsored a rummage sale. I dutifully rummaged in many of our closets, seeking items we could donate. I decided to inve...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Car tech goes into overdrive

Car tech goes into overdrive

There’s a lot of talk lately about the newest technology in vehicles. Apparently, they’ve figured out how to allow our car to “drive...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Life can change in a moment

Life can change in a moment

According to the dictionary, “life-changing” means something that alters a person’s life or circumstances in a substantial way. Exam...

March 27th, 2018 |  


With English, some phrases go out the window

With English, some phrases go out the window

Many of you know of my fascination with the American English language. Recently, I was asked if we still had a “landline.” Of course, we d...

March 20th, 2018 |