That Was Then. This Is Now.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Once the cool weather arrives, I feel re-energized. It has been like this as far back as I can remember. I always looked forward to the cool weather, the changing of the colors of the leaves, the holidays and the celebrations that came with the season. My... Continue Reading →

When neither choice sits well with your conscience.

Welcome to politics.   It's routine for the Wednesday morning post-election armchair political experts to sit back and tell us what we did wrong with our vote, and that's their right, but based on my own experiences, too often these days there is no "great" choice. We sort through the crap, vote our conscience and... Continue Reading →

The People We Meet II

I was sitting at a friend's auto mechanic shop recently, waiting for his guys to take a look at my car. Knowing it would be a while, I took a seat in the waiting room with two ladies who appeared to have been waiting for some time as well. I am not the type of... Continue Reading →

Digging in the Dirt

It has been a while since I have written anything. It is not that I have not wanted to write or not had ideas; it is just that after the disaster that was the year 2020 and all the pain it managed to inflict upon my life and the lives of others, I lost my... Continue Reading →

Time stands still for no one

One year after a life-changing experience, it still feels like yesterday. The year is half over and it's hard to believe that this week marks one year since COVID changed my life. It feels like only yesterday. It was a Friday; mom was just ending her second week in the hospital, and I was with... Continue Reading →

Discovering Family History

Finding Bernie and learning about common genealogical history. As published in Splice Today Over the course of 20 years, I’ve spent a lot of time researching my family history. Sometimes I hit the jackpot—uncovered the answers to decades-long questions, found the missing piece of the puzzle, or solved the mystery that no one else could. While... Continue Reading →

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