This Old House

Porches as far as the eye can see in our new “front porch” neighborhood, a place where people still walk their children to school, and porch parties are a monthly […]

Aspen Hike

As I hiked uphill in the Rockies at an elevation of 8,500 ft., aspen groves spoke to me in the hushed tones of the ages, and a grand array of […]

Here in the South we fry everything—eggs, chicken, fish, squash, green tomatoes, pickles … even ice cream. And there is one thing that absolutely must be fried to be edible: […]

Changes

As my fingers tap the keys this morning, the Mississippi River extends north and south across my line of vision. Barges slide across its surface in both directions. The vibe […]

Love and Sunshine

What happened in Charleston; it’s been on my mind. Mainly, how does a young man in his twenties have that much hate? The answer—he learned it. And from where does […]

Funny how the Internet has changed the way we live. I mean everything. For those of us old enough to remember a time without the almighty World Wide Web, the […]

No matter how inept I’ve been at handling the ups and downs of my life, I’ve never been short on advice for you—or anyone. Perhaps in its genesis, this blog […]

Listening

  Cottonwood Tree and May sunshine along the banks of the mighty Mississippi. A friend commented recently, “I wish people wouldn’t ask, ‘What do you do?’” I nodded my head […]

Star Gazer

How does it feel to star gaze on a clear night, a blanket spread wide, the neon lights of civilization far, far away? On a recent trip to Petit Jean […]

are this story on Facebook At dinner with friends recently, one of the men at the table remarked about a mutual friend who wasn’t present: (this is almost verbatim) “She really […]