This morning I’m dealing with a stiff neck, a bothersome splinter, and a few other issues.
I think we should take a mulligan for 2020.
There’re times when blessings rain down like, you know, rain.
“Papa,” Number Five said, “we need to make a fire thing.”
“I love this place,” I said. “It’s just so ... science-y.”
It was Harry Truman’s birthday recently.
Don’t throw your cat.
We’d had three extras in our house recently because ... well, you know the reason.
We had guests for lunch. In honor of the occasion, I put on pants with a belt and a shirt with buttons. They’re probably going to be our last …
An old woman raises her hand in church to testify.
There a lot of days when I feel like my life gets worse as soon as I go past my mailbox and enter the larger world.
I had a bad toothache recently and it made me think of Ulysses S. Grant.
I stopped at our local convenience store to fill my pickup with gas. I was standing at the till when a friend of mine came in, looked me up an…
I was reading the news the other day and saw an article about a guy driving a Maserati who came to a railroad crossing with the safety arms do…
I didn’t do much laboring on Labor Day. In fact, as I write this it’s 10:42 in the morning and I’ve had my shoes on for about half an hour.
I was headed down the road with three grandchildren when we smelled that summertime gift of rural roads, a dead skunk.
There’s a black walnut tree on the edge of our grove. It’s about 60 feet tall and I can barely wrap my arms around the trunk. The first time I…