Life: Crux of the Matter

  Last week I attended a funeral for my sister-in-law’s ninety-one year old father. There was a very lovely small graveside gathering and he was given military honors. Not only did the deceased earn his doctorate degree  (a professor of history) and served honorably in the armed forces, he helped lay the building blocks of […]

Back to School

    I’m excited! It’s back to school for me too. I just enrolled in some on-line learning. As a writer this course might be handy. I’ll be studying Classic Children’s Literature in a nine lecture series. Stories that withstand the test of time have lessons to teach both the reader and a writer. Just […]

In the Heart and Surroundings

“They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest.”  Psalm 107:37 I have had a marvelous time on my Sunday afternoon excursions getting familiar with my surroundings. The heart of Harford County, Bel Air, agrees with me very much. Out on the periphery there is so much I like about the area, too! […]

Room to Call Our Own

“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not… it’s what makes you great.” — Emma Stone The Painted Mill, the Farmhouse Design District and the Vintage Tin Can in Fallston, MD are my browsing havens. Only open one weekend a month is the beauty of it. You can’t catch as […]

A Wrap on a Fulfilling Week

Welcome back to the conclusion of one very fulfilling week in the writing life of yours truly which took place at Drew University Theological School, pictured above. If you missed out on the previous posts in this summer meanderings series, go back and read Front Porch Scenes, Amish Highways and Byways, Clearing the Way, Writers […]