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”...
The Beauty of Kansas

The Beauty of Kansas

Dazzling green surrounds the gravel roads through the Flint Hills. My sister, Pam and I exit I-35 at Emporia (KS) and drive south through Olpe. Continuing west and south of Olpe, our three-day journey to Arkansas City begins with adventure. We travel to visit...
Absorbing Activity

Absorbing Activity

A trip to Minnesota with so many exciting moments means difficulty in  knowing what to do next. My five great grandchildren are (almost) front and center. All gathered at Ben and Tina’s house for dinner my first night here. Marcel and Phaedra’s family:...

A Memory from the Beach

A late afternoon splash of rain chases the humans away. By the time I walk the beach after dinner the birds have returned and people have vanished. This is what I consider a perfect beach. When I think about global warming I ponder how long these slivers of island off...

Surprise in Oslo

One day in 2008 my friend, Kaze and I flip through a Bible looking for stories that once influenced us. We choose the passage of Jesus walking on water. Peter pleads to join him and Jesus beckons him out of the boat. Peter suddenly is scared and starts to sink. Jesus...

Bee-eaters in Botswana

Surprises come in all manner of shapes and forms. Periodically I submit photographs or an article to a contest. A shrug of my shoulders usually accompanies the click on the word “submit.” I don’t expect my submission to be used. Then an email from...