“And then it happens: One day you discover that staying the same is scary and changing has become your new home.” ― Shannon L. Alder As I’ve shared with you before on some matters I’ve been a slow learner, like on embracing change. For some people it’s not like that. They make a permanent home of a life filled with change. Like my friend, Mark. … Continue reading Change as a Permanent Home
“We yearn for continued existence after death, though we don’t know what to do with ourselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ~ Robert W. Funk Hmmmmmmmmmm. When Marsha shared this quote with me it stopped me cold in my tracks. I never thought of the “afterlife” quite in those terms, at least not since I was a kid when I thought the afterlife might be … Continue reading How Would YOU Spend Your Afterlife?
“In any war, the victors may be destroyed as completely as the vanquished. They still have their lives, but they have given up everything else in order to keep them. They sacrifice what they do not realize they have until they have lost it. And so the man who can win the war can only rarely survive the peace.” ― Natalie Haynes, A Thousand Ships … Continue reading The Forever War
Recently Marsha and I were out to dinner. We were seated next to a family of four, an attractive couple with two adolescent children. I paid them no mind until it dawned on me there was no sound, no chatter at all coming from their table. When I looked over they all were intently staring at their phones. Really intently! When we finished our meal … Continue reading Feeding the Family
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” ~ A. A. Milne, (Spoken by Winnie the Pooh). As I was getting my grandson Sam ready for bed … Continue reading Loving What’s Mortal