Community Day!

A Church in our neighborhood hosting a “Community Day” today.  It’s a wonderful event.  There are all kinds of fun things to do, especially for kids: inflated bounce houses, nail painting, craft stalls, information booths for community service organizations and local community colleges and universities.  Ethnic Christian and contemporary music blares from two large speakers. Read more

Loss of an old friend

Earlier this week, an old friend quietly slipped away almost unnoticed.  The strong, steady and reliable voice became silent.  No longer can we count on its company through sleepless nights; warnings of approaching deadlines or of running late are past. I had noticed that things were different, but Judy spoke of it first.  “My parents’Read more

I have HSD…

That’s right. I have HSD… HSD is a serious condition, influencing the lives and circumstances of many people.  Not everyone has it; although some do.  HSD is contracted before life begins and although it may run in families, it is not hereditary.  Its symptoms are not always obvious, especially at first.  After it is recognized,Read more

Adventure – Walmart and beyond…

Earlier this week I needed to run a couple errands – the post office and Walmart.  My daughter Katie was visiting from out of town and I conscripted her as my driver.  Our journey to the post office was uneventful.  From there, we made our way to one of the local Walmart stores to pickRead more

Where have you been?

Where have I been? I have not posted for almost 3 weeks now. No, I’ve not been on vacation, I have had my annual physical examination at the luxurious Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond Virginia. These yearly routine examinations were conducted over a period of almost 2 weeks. I am happy to say thatRead more

Site Hacked!!! But Fixed…

Quick update: I wanted to apologize to anyone that came to the site in the last few weeks and was subjected to the hacked site. Even now, I am not entirely sure what happened or how the site was hacked, but I have taken a number of precautions to ensure the site is safe andRead more

True or false?

God only admits sinners into heaven. Think before you answer – it’s a loaded question.  In some ways, it is similar to the question: Have you quit beating your wife?  Whatever your answer, clarifying information must be added.  (You can deal with the second question on your own.) My interest is in the first.  DoesRead more

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary? Eight years ago, on a warm and sunny afternoon in upstate New York, my life was dramatically altered.  Riding a road bike on a smooth country road seemed safe – even healthy.  I was enjoying the day and making great time over the course when I heard a car approaching from behind.  Suddenly,Read more


Recently I noticed a picture of Prince Charles of England on a website. We share the same birth year. My initial response was something like, “Wow! He looks old.” I also noted recent photos of friends who face the same issue. A lot of people I know are looking older. Just last week in church,Read more

Rough road reminders

On our way to worship last Sunday morning, we turned on to a familiar road. Exiting the major commercial artery, we were abruptly reminded that changes were ahead. In fact, they were already evident. The surface of the side street had been peeled off, leaving relatively small grooves, bumps, and ruts. Following the jar ofRead more