Monthly Archives: March 2017

Talk In the Salon


As a guy, I grew up going to the barbershop every week with my dad.  Sometimes he would go first and sometimes I would.  We sometimes had to wait, but in a small town of 200, the wait would be … Continue reading

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Weakness: The First Step


Whenever we are called upon to do a task, most of us think about the skills we have and the resources at our disposal before we start the project.  We go to google and look on the web for directions … Continue reading

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Consequences of Persistence


Do you remember Sam?  The sparrow that had been pecking on the front window a few weeks ago?  Its been about 6 weeks now and Sam is still pecking on the window  even as I speak, I hear Sam tapping … Continue reading

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Making Excuses


As a parent, one of the most difficult things I had to deal with involved the excuses I got from one of my children for not doing what I had asked them to do.  There was no problem if they … Continue reading

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Painted Finger Nails


Almost a week ago Nadine and I were up in Colorado Springs bringing my mom back to her Assisted living home.  She had been gone from her apartment for around three weeks because of a fall in which she broke … Continue reading

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Planting Spring Flowers


Spring is here.  At least in Arizona which means that it’s planting season.  Now I know that for some of you, you have just had a foot of snow dumped on your outside premises and so you won’t be able … Continue reading

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A Tough Woman


There was a saying when I was growing up in eastern Colorado that went like this, What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Snakes and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails That’s what little boys are made … Continue reading

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