Well, hello.

Well, hello.

I saw her last night in the mirror as I passed by. She was right there, unexpectedly, and smiling warmly. I stopped and stared. A flood of emotions swept though me. I had only ever seen her in older photos. She was a beautiful young woman and I had always wondered...
Coffee on the porch

Coffee on the porch

There are few better ways to start the day than morning reflection over a warm cup of coffee on the front porch. Unlike the business of my mind, the place around me is calm, serene even. You cannot help but relax into it. There are no worries here on the porch. Last...
Life’s Lessons…

Life’s Lessons…

I came downstairs earlier than I have been, fixed a cup of coffee and shot the closed, silent laptop a frustrated glance. Not this morning. After several long days of struggles and frustration, I needed my mornings back. With a cup of steaming coffee, I went about...
I have a dream

I have a dream

I’ve had it, this dream, for many years. In the dream, our farm is a hub of learning activities and family fun. There are cowboy tents for summer camps and a bath house, rolling hills, woods with trails, streams and a large pond with boats. There are extensive...
The best parents…

The best parents…

It was pleasant, if not noisy, in the glass enclosure of the indoor pool. Outside, the overcast drizzly weather brought an uncharacteristically cool day for July. While it was a nice change after intense heat and drought, it was not the perfect weather for the outdoor...
The sounds and smells of the train…

The sounds and smells of the train…

Twice a week I make the trek to the “City.” Not south to Richmond, our capital, which is closer. No, I head north to a place just beyond DC, using trains and automobiles. Had I a pilot’s license, I might look into adding a plane to the...