Are You in Exile?

WE HAVE FRIENDS who were recently evicted from the country in which they had worked for many years. EXILES. Though now safe in this country, adjustment is HUGE. Culture, politics, way of life—nothing is easy. In Old Testament times, the “with it” people of Israel were...

Are You Pre-Paid?

  A week ago, we visited H. L. Farmer & Sons funeral home. It had been on our To-Do list for a long time, but my current, nose-to-nose conversation with stage-4 lung cancer sort of pushed the envelope. VERY INTERESTING! Did you know— In Massachusetts, a body...

Jane Eyre Revisited

Awhile back while surfing TV channels, I happened on the latter part of an old Jane Eyre movie. Having read the novel multiple times, I was bummed by how messed up the film version was and promptly re-read the book. If you don’t know the story, the narrator,...

The Inner Me

IN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING OUT FILE DRAWERS, I came across photos from long ago. I looked pretty good back then! Add a few decades; what do I look like now? I can still smile and wiggle my hips, but what do I look like at my WORST moments? An atheist artist offered to...

What’s Beyond?

AT THE RISK OF BEING A BORE, I’m talking cancer again but grubbing deeper. I, being 85, am treating my #4 lung differently than most people would, though if I had  young children or were a Somebody, then fighting it with everything available would make perfect sense....

A Gamble—or Faith?

First, some good news. After two years of squirrels embezzling all my peaches, God intervened! I‘ve had only two squirrel sightings this year, and neither of them (thanks be to God) got a whiff of peach breath! Woodchucks look up hopefully, waiting for drops and...