Henry Mathias Dalton. The Reverend H.M. Dalton. Mac. Daddy. He had many names. Which one you used depended on how you knew him. I just called him Papa. He was born at the start of the 20th century, in 1911. His mother died in 1922, after which he and his 7 siblings were shuffled … More Papa
“Can you come meet me by the Braverman house?” No explanation, no details…just my wife asking me to come meet her near a house we often dream of buying, so-named because it reminds us of the family home on the TV show Parenthood. Either it had finally gone up for sale or she’d had a … More Restoration
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 … More Thoughts from a Distance
Pixar movies have a knack for making me tear up, but nothing could prepare me for what Toy Story 4 was going to do to me. … More Buzz, Woody and Ugly Tears
I had a moment in my favorite coffee shop one day. This is my attempt to put words to it. … More The Old Man
I haven’t been as prone to write of late. I haven’t felt the thoughts pouring out like they did a year or so ago, when words and ideas were coming out at a pretty constant rate. I didn’t (thank God) publicize them all, but even so, I was more prolific than I’d ever been. Many … More Old Wounds
Just finished reading through the book of Genesis, the book of Beginnings (Have you started a reading plan yet? If not, check out this site for some good ones). So many familiar stories, so many things I’m prone to blow right past as I read. Each time I read it, just like the rest of … More Life Going By
I had a “look back at 2012” blog in the queue, all ready to go. For some reason, I kept waiting on it. I guess that was par for the course for 2012, as I only posted 19 times. Man, I’m really burning up the blogosphere! But this morning, I hit a bunny trail, and figured … More Where Are You?