Not their weapons!

Not their weapons!

Wars, both past and present, have employed it, or at least convened to discuss it. The ‘it’ I’m referring to is a ceasefire. I’d like to propose, to all who are currently ‘firing,’ that we engage in a 24-hour ceasefire. The ‘firing’ I’m thinking of is the unusual...
Artisan at Work

Artisan at Work

Parenting is a quiet, unassuming word  – at first glance! It is, more accurately, an umbrella term for way-more-than-a full-time job. It includes, but is not limited to, loving, feeding, bathing, holding, rocking (essential), nursing when children are sick...
To the Top and Beyond

To the Top and Beyond

A wintertime game we played in Canada was called ‘King of the Castle.’ It consisted of a large mound of snow (abundantly supplied), the top of which was dubbed ‘the castle.’ Defending said trophy included throwing masses of snowballs at the intruders, who were...
And… that’s a wrap!*

And… that’s a wrap!*

There are some life passages that mark some people more than others. I remember graduating from High School, and the shivery sense of liberation at having completed my mandatory education. It lasted the whole day! The next day reality set in. I wanted to go to college...
The Eye of the Beholder

The Eye of the Beholder

All aspects of Creation were declared by God to be good. But when man inhaled God’s breath for the very first time, God declared him to be very good. Those two words, ‘very good’ spoken by the Creator of the Universe weigh a tad more than, say, my declaration of ‘very...