Spring cleaning

The men in my family have a way of shifting from one topic of conversation to another without much advance notice or connecting transitional phrases. Sometimes it can be jarring to the listeners. I recall back in the 70s my brother and I were sitting on the back porch with Dad at their older home, … More Spring cleaning

Despair and hope

One of my early morning tennis buddies shared quietly with me today that his daughter “took her own life” over the holiday.  How sad and tragic.  I don’t know too much of the background other than she was in her 30s, and he’s still in shock, processing the reality of it.  His name is Paul, a really nice guy. … More Despair and hope

Have a blessed Veteran’s Day!

To my Christian shipmates… Wishing you a meaningful and reflective day in remembrance of our fallen and disabled veterans and shipmates, and recollections of our own sacrifices (and those of our families) in service of defending our nation’s freedoms.  As I sit here drinking a cup of coffee from my VP-30 coffee mug (reserved for days such as this), I … More Have a blessed Veteran’s Day!