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...

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...

January 9, 2019

It had been a long week and I was tired from all the work involved with holiday preparations.  In my youthful naivete I used to think Christmas was a magical time filled with warm wishes and wonder, but as I’ve become an adult, I now associate the holiday more with wor...

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...

October 7, 2018

We boarded the ferry with excitement and anticipation as we headed back to our Honeymoon location – Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Twenty years of marriage and four children had passed since we last visited the island together as a young couple.  Mackinac Island, located...