April 3, 2019

I was feeling optimistic, confident, and excited to spend the day in Chicago with my family.  Traffic slowed as we neared the city which gave us ample time to stare up at the massive buildings.  We continued along the lakeshore until we found a parking spot.  It was co...

March 6, 2019

You would never know by looking out my window that we are supposed to “spring forward” this weekend.  The recent sound of the snowplow scraping the side of the road along with the chunky clumps of snow being blown off the trees makes it hard to believe winter is going...

January 28, 2019

Our youngest child, Madi, may be a spitting image of her dad and possess the wittiness of her mom but one thing she has that didn’t come from either of us is her creative talent in modern calligraphy.  For being only fifteen years old, she is gifted with a level of art...

October 26, 2018

I sat at the red light and my mind wandered aimlessly while my eyes scanned the surrounding area.  My thoughts snapped to attention when I noticed a funeral procession across the street about to begin.  I counted ten cars lined up and suddenly, it was as if one of my s...

August 27, 2018

One of my earliest childhood recollections is the comforting feeling of climbing into my canopy bed. I’d slide under the white eyelet bedspread and nestle under the weight of it as my mom sat on the edge.  She would pull the covers up around my neck as I recited my bed...

July 20, 2018

Did you know that 90 percent of marriage is spent calling out, “Whaaaat” from the other room? (Did you also know you can’t believe everything you read online?) All kidding aside, I can relate to this comical statement.  A few years ago, we downsized to a small house wi...

June 28, 2018

Driving across the Great Plains towards Scottsbluff in western Nebraska, my wife and I couldn’t help but stare at the awe-inspiring sight of two massive rock pillars reaching to the sky.   We eventually saw a sign pointing toward that direction and learned they were fa...