Several years ago, our little granddaughter, Alicia, spent the night with us. When she awoke the next morning, she looked at me and said, “I had the worst nightmare ever last night!” Alicia was seven years old, so I was very interested in what her “worst nightmare ever” could be.   She dreamed she was…

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We spent a few days camping in the mountains as a family – the great outdoors provides many beautiful ways to be together and still keep the social distance we need in our family due to preexisting medical conditions.   Quite understandably, our 3-year-old great-granddaughter, Rebecca, wanted more than anything to pick the lovely wildflowers,…

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The sky was just beginning to lighten. In the pre-dawn quiet, we watched storm clouds gathering far down the valley, miles away. We had plenty of time to stick with our plan, hike to the top of the ridge, and watch the sun rise. We were making good progress up the hillside, and the morning…

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Our daughter Ally, her daughter Alicia, age 4, and I were hiking in Arches National Park. It was one of those perfect spring days in the desert. Not too hot yet, not too cold, the brilliant blue sky a gorgeous contrast to the red sandstone rock. Ally was a bit ahead of Alicia and me,…

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My dad was a “builder” of many things – his business, his community, his faith, his family. He was a barber by trade and for most of his life he was in his shop six days a week, year in and year out. People came to him to have their hair cut, yes, but just…

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One of the most bizarre memories I have of living in Tennessee, occurred while I was working and did not witness it. I am relying on what was told to me by my wife, Carol although I did eventually see the cause of all the excitement. I wish I could have watched her Tango with…

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The year 2018 was a difficult year for my family and me. It started with my diagnosis of bladder cancer and surgery. Throughout the summer I was in and out of the hospital for various reasons including C-Diff bacterial infections and negative reactions to chemotherapy. Nevertheless it ended on a positive note. Many prayers and…

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