Sixty-Nine Years of Memories

Smokey Mountain fall foliage drenched our honeymoon with stunning colors sixty-four years ago. Yesterday, baffling images swirled around me as I celebrated this  anniversary without my partner. Five years of dates before uttering those famous words, “I do”...
Springtime at Claridge Court

Springtime at Claridge Court

Rodney and I spent many years together exclaiming every year, “Spring is my favorite time of the year.” Now I look out my apartment window at the glories of my fourth spring at Claridge Court and think once again how much he would love it here....
Awesome 85th Birthday

Awesome 85th Birthday

Maybe birthdays get more awesome with each passing year. Is that due to gratefulness that we are still here…and doing quite well, thank you. Or is it that friends and family are just glad we haven’t caused any big upset this year? In any case, March 22 was...
A Tribute to Betty

A Tribute to Betty

Another dear friend and colleague died this week. Betty Pesek and I first met on the west side of Chicago in April, 1967 at the Ecumenical Institute. Forty-eight years ago this month. In early 1967, staff at the EI developed a tactic they called “the Trilogy” to...
Everyday Wonder is Available Now

Everyday Wonder is Available Now

Kaze and I are excited to announce the launch of Everyday Wonder, from Kansas to Kenya – from Ecuador to Ethiopia. Available on Amazon.com – also at Bruce Smith Pharmacy in Prairie Village, KS – as well as from either one of us. Read more about our new book  ...

A cold damp walk

A cold damp walk in Loose Park with no people. Only beautiful trees bidding goodbye to fall. As good as a walk in France Here I have memories of walking with Rodney–whose 87th B-day would be tomorrow.