This song is dedicated to all the Spring Breakers who’ve had their travel plans canceled by the virus crisis. Here’s to you from the Beach Boys… Aruba, Jamaica, oh I just can’t take yaTo Bermuda, Bahama, stay home pretty mamaKey Largo, Montego, not places that we go… All the way from Wuhan, there’s a place […]

All by Myself

With apologies to Eric Carmen… When I was youngI used to hang with everyoneAnd eating out was kind of funThose days are goneSheltered in placeNot allowed to touch my faceMy only friends in cyberspaceSix feet away All by myselfI’m quarantinedAll by myselfForevermore Hour by hourThe job is gone I have no powerMaybe tomorrow take a […]

A Plea for Sanity in a Hallmark World

I dream of a place.  A simple place filled with happiness and warmth.  A place where husbands get a chance to decide what’s on TV during the Christmas season.  In this place husbands don’t monopolize the television, they just occasionally watch something other than movies with repeat plots about finding love and the true meaning […]

Physics Poem

The title got you, didn’t it?  Who doesn’t want to read a composition called “Physics Poem”, eh?  First the background: My daughter – a junior in high school – came home from school recently and said she had an assignment from her Physics class to write a poem.  After asking her to repeat what she […]

Three Birthdays, Three Christmases

It all started with Rocky Kauffman.  I was 11 years old, just shy of my 12th birthday and in sixth grade.  Rocky invited me over to spend the night at his house.  Rocky’s dad had a little money so Rocky’s house was bigger and nicer than mine and he had more stuff.  AND, Rocky’s parents […]

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Many Christmas hymns have amazing theology in their words.  One perfect example is Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Charles Wesley.  Its words wonderfully express the wonder and blessing of Christ’s coming along with the somber reminder that He came to die.  The following is an exposition of the verses along with some of the […]

Perspective 55

When I was in my early twenties, I remember hoping that I’d never lose my hair, but if I did, I hoped it would be after I turned 30 because then I wouldn’t care. When I was 26, I worked with a guy who was 12 years older than me.  I remember talking to him […]

Lessons from Ongoing Trials

Something I’ve noticed about the trials that God brings into my life is that they aren’t very explosive.  He doesn’t often bring hurricanes or eruptions as much as He sets rain clouds over my life that just seem to park for long periods of time and slowly drench everything.  The rain isn’t even all that […]

Lucy 12/29/17

Lucy turns 15 today.  In her honor I thought I’d relate the story of her birth. When Cheryl and I married in June, 1991, we spent the first two years enjoying our freedom.  We both worked (I’m a CPA, Cheryl was an RN), and we had fun being with each other without a lot of […]