I came across this poem published 100 years ago, yet so relevant for me today. It’s an appropriate reflection as we begin a new year. At the Gate of the Year I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the […]


“Vacation is like a bunch of Saturdays put in a row.” – Amy It’s nice to stay home, stay up late, and stay in bed in the morning. One more week left!!


One of the all-time favorites – Horton Hears a Who – now on DVD. It was so good we watched it twice in a row. Most notable are: ASAP = Acts Swiftly Awesome Pachyderm I meant what I said, and I said what I meant; an elephant is faithful 100 percent A person is a […]

I read this in Amy’s Social Studies book: Many inventions of the Industrial Revolution simply made life easier. When Alexis de Tocqueville of France visited the United States in the early 1830′s, he identified what he called a very American quality: [Americans want] to be always making life more comfortable and convenient, to avoid trouble, […]


I am just so impressed with Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the book of Daniel. The attractions of this world had absolutely no hold on them. They had position and power as rulers and administrators of a major province in a powerful nation. They were young, handsome, intelligent. Who wouldn’t want to be in […]

“Fort Lupton Municipal Judge Paul Sacco says his novel punishment of forcing noise violators to listen to music they don’t like for one hour has cut down on the number of repeat offenders in this northwestern Colorado prairie town. About four times a year, those who plead guilty to noise ordinance violations are required to […]

1. Tried a new recipe of mini pumpkin pecan pies. Let’s just say I am not going to make them again. 2. Stayed up past midnight 2 nights playing Ticket To Ride. The first game was won by the youngest in the family; the second game was won by the second youngest. That goes to […]

I said I wouldn’t read another one, but it was available in the library, I couldn’t resist. Shadow Puppet is next in the series after Shadow of the Hegemon. The story is exciting, but the characters are getting old.  Same good guys, same bad guys. I see how it is very difficult to write a […]

There are people who are rich, and there are people who have money. They are not the same thing. I think I am pretty rich.