When the pitcher dropped the ball, before picking it up and throwing to me, I knew the play at second base was going to be close. I prepped myself for the collision. The runner was much taller and bigger than me. What I wasn’t expecting was the runner sliding hard and his metal spikes coming … More That’s gonna leave a scar
The numbers fly in-and-out of my thoughts, bumping into each other, zooming this way and that. I can’t stop stressing over things like taxable income, tax withholdings, standard deductions, and tax brackets. If they sound like jargon, you would be right. Now I’m sure the accountants and tax professionals in the crowd are salivating, but … More A taxing day
I close my eyes and slow my breathing. I’m trying to be in the moment, but I can’t stop wondering if I’m following the directions the way I had learned. I can’t get rid of the worry that I’m doing it wrong. I’m full of questions. What should I be thinking about, should I let my … More Meditate on this!
My wife has a simple wall hanging that she picked up on sale from Target or TJ Maxx or some home goods store. I’m not good at guessing prices, but I can’t imagine that she paid much for it, maybe $20 to $40. It’s about 10 x 20 long and hangs above our television set … More In this house
I dreamed I went to heaven. Stay with me here. The other night I dreamt that I got a personal invitation to check out heaven, sort of like one of those invites you get in the mail from a leasing agent or financial advisor. Come have a steak dinner and listen to a presentation about … More Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Okay class, put away your text books and tablets, take out a blank piece of paper and a pencil, we’re going to have a Pop Quiz today on The Heart of the Matter. Are we all ready? Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with the reading and paying close attention in class! Let’s get started on our … More Tuned in and watching!
In the movie, The Lion King, Rafiki, the shaman baboon blesses Simba, the young son of Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands, and holds him up high on Pride Rock so that the elephants, giraffes, birds and other animals can see. As Simba grows, Mufasa teaches him about the importance of the Circle of … More The Circle of Life in two days
Black clouds were moving in on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and heavy rain looked like it was going to drop at any moment. My girlfriend and I were unprepared. When we had left in the morning, neither of us had bothered to listen to the news to see what the weather was calling … More The Voyage of Life
My wife rubbed the edge of her index finger along the top edge and leaned over to peek inside. She looked like she was out on a car lot comparing new cars — blue trim on this one, black on that one. Instead of cars, though, we were comparing baby cribs. My wife was eight … More Worry and me and baby makes three!
My wife surprised me the other day by asking to wear one of my shirts – a black and white flannel. I last wore the shirt a year ago when we took family pictures on a cold, blistery day. In the photo, the guys wore flannel, and my wife and daughter wore gray ponchos. I … More Flannel and my father