The Journey

It’s Dangerous to Look Back

August 17, 2022 – People like to reminisce. According to many experts, reminiscing can positively affect our emotional well-being. While remembering nostalgic memories of the past is good, taking to …

The Lighthouse

August 17, 2022 – While sitting on my rocker on the front porch, a memory story flashed in my mind. It was the story of a fisherman and his son …

Prince to Pauper

August 10, 2022 – “You may sometimes wonder why I do what I do. Just remember, my child, my every thought is for you.” Now that I am in my …

Something Out of Nothing

August 10, 2022 – When a child creates an image on paper, we see the drawing and say they have made something from nothing. But that is not true. The …

In a Lion’s Den

August 3, 2022 – My youngest granddaughter loves the 2019 Walt Disney musical film, Lion King. She watches the movie over and over. She also loves the book version of …

Yes Ma’am

August 3, 2022 – When our family lived in Chicago, my wife was a home mom and took care of our two children, a daughter, and a son. This was …

The Over Night Tan Man

July 27, 2022 – You’d have to be of a certain age to remember the vintage Coppertone ad featuring the little girl (three-year-old actress Jodie Foster) who gets her pants …

Radio was Magical

July 27, 2022 – My family’s first radio was magical. As a kid, I would listen to it for hours. When I turned it on, I heard the brass notes …

You Go Before Me

July 20, 2022 – I still believe children should be seen and not heard, sit in their chairs in a restaurant, and be polite to seniors. This is usually not …