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Nose Ring...

I remember quite vividly the very first time I saw a nose ring. I can’t have been more than about six years old. My father had bought a big old breeder bull to breed our small herd of cows, and in order to be able to better control that huge animal, he had purchased a large ring for that bull’s nose. 337 more words

Daily Devotional

Book Review: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Summertime is the time of diving into books you’ve been meaning to get to all year, or for cracking into newly discovered gems. This is one of those gems. 516 more words


From city to countryside, wealthy to poor, and historical to innovative; I have been fortunate enough to have experienced the vast array of dwellings this world has to offer. 448 more words


~Being Open about my Illness~You're Crazy~


At the beginning of my diagnosis I was completely in denial. So although diagnosed, I did not even acknowledge my diagnosis for the first 4 years. 341 more words

Becoming Obsolete

I have so many thoughts on this subject that I hardly know where to begin. Let’s try this: the closer I get to retirement, the more I want to feel like I’ve made a contribution to the place I’ve worked for the past twelve and a half years. 595 more words


I like this because we are reminded not to hurt ourelves with thoughts of failure, be good to yourself, like what you ARE doing right now.


Little Street Library Update and Dinosaurs

I’ve been taking the five minute walk up to the local parkland to check on the status of the Little Library every weekend. You know, making sure there is a variety of books to borrow and that there has been no vandalism. 225 more words