Adventure, Arkansas, Dying, Family, Goodbyes

Fly Away

This weekend, my dear friend R. will be saying a final, final farewell to her daddy. The first time she said goodbye to him was in 2000 when he was buried. Today, the Piasecki CH-21 Shawnee helicopter that he lovingly rebuilt and restored is taking its final flight from its home hangar to the Arkansas Air and… Continue reading Fly Away

Adventure, Culture, Fiction, Films, History, Movies

Martian Invasion

As a child, I remember listening to radio dramas with my dad. We listened to The Shadow and The Green Hornet mostly. I guess the dramas were appealing for me because I had a vivid imagination and could easily picture the scenes in my mind ... and usually, the scary parts weren't so scary that I couldn't… Continue reading Martian Invasion

Education, Happiness, Hope, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing

Out With the Old?

As a long-time user of Microsoft products, I remember the bad old days. I recall a time when MS Word was a stand-alone product. It was one of the first pieces of software I installed on my Windows 3 computer (maybe 1991 or 1992?) and the software was called Word for Windows. Going from a plain… Continue reading Out With the Old?

Health & WellBeing, Living, Poetry

Tooth Dismay

When it comes to visiting the dentist, there's no denying I'm a white-knuckle patient. I think the root of my discomfort in the dental chair is due to my early experiences. I distinctly remember sitting in the dentist's chair as a child and watching my dentist hold a cigarette in his mouth (yes, as he… Continue reading Tooth Dismay

Abortion, Brave New World, Culture, Dying, Living, Mothering, Narcissism, Rants & Opinions, War Against Women

Rebranding Despicable

Lately, I've been wondering, when did it become okay to kill children? Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, I know at least 50 million legal abortions have been performed in the United States. Yes, they were "legal" based on the standard instituted through the Supreme Court's Roe decision. Nevertheless, women who sought abortions used to drive to… Continue reading Rebranding Despicable

Books, Christianity, Faith, Hope, Living, Poetry, Religion

Book of Job / 1

During the last couple months, I've been studying The Book of Job. This amazing narrative with extended poetic passages provides us with details from the life of a "man in the land of Uz whose name was Job." Most observers cite a similar theme for the book:  Why do the righteous suffer? I would agree that this… Continue reading Book of Job / 1

Adventure, Christianity, Dying, Faith, Goodbyes, Living, Sports

Finding Home

Imagine with me that you're flying in a Learjet on your way to your next job. You've had a hectic morning preparing for your trip and rushing off to the airport, so once you get settled on the aircraft and the plane is in the air, you close your eyes for a quick nap. This scenario… Continue reading Finding Home

Arkansas, Poetry

Fall Fell

The Fall colors in Arkansas are among the best anywhere (in my view). With the surrounding hills showing off their brilliant orange and yellow, stunning reds and deep burgundy, the landscape is a pallet of warmth and coziness. In fact, Fall Foliage Vacations are recommended about this time every year. The courtroom where I spent the… Continue reading Fall Fell

Culture, Films, Happiness, Life & Health, Living, Movies, War Against Women

Beastliness

A woman wants to be told she's beautiful to someone. I don't think this is simply a 21st (or 20th) century phenomenon. When I read details from Genesis 2:18-24, it's clear how Adam felt about Eve. Imagine Adam looking at the gift Almighty God had set before him! He was so full of excitement, he couldn't contain himself! (He… Continue reading Beastliness

Adventure, Arkansas, Education, Films, Living, Movies, Television

Court Jest

When I left the house this morning, I knew I'd be sitting in a courtroom. Toward the end of the day, I found myself in an unenviable position ... sitting in the witness chair being questioned by three attorneys and fielding additional directions from the presiding judge! (So glad none of them were wearing the white powdered… Continue reading Court Jest