Acorns and Oaks

For more than a year, even prior to Covid and all that ensued as a result, I’ve worked from home. My preferred spot for work is the table near the window in our front room. It's a huge arched window, like something out of a church in France. For years I had an office with …

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It’ll Cost Ya, but It’s Worth It

My daughter and her best friend on a hike a few years ago. They live hundreds of miles apart, but have stayed close As my friend and I munched on warm chips and hot queso I was struck by the thought, “I wish we’d done this more often.”  Yet, like so many times in life …

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(Street) Light and Shadow

The view out our front window during the Snowpocalypse of '21 Just as Covid swept in and locked us all down in March of 2020, my oldest daughter and I started a new routine:  going for a run 3 days a week.  We’ve kept up with it through Spring, Summer, Fall and most of Winter …

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The Oddity of Easter 2020

We were going to get up and watch the sunrise this morning, my wife and I. In 22+ years of marriage we have never seen an Easter sunrise together, so we thought catching one would be a nice way to start the day. However, Oklahoma being Oklahoma, about 15 minutes before sunrise, thunder rolled loudly …

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Thoughts from a Distance

Week number three of the new reality the Coronavirus pandemic has brought is just getting rolling in my part of the world. As we watch cities like NYC and New Orleans deal with massive outbreaks, the depth of the crisis is beginning to dawn on the rest of us. Social distancing isn't just a funny …

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