2016-06-25_Eagle River Vacation-13

Diving for Grandma’s Glasses

What do barnacles, rotten wood, sand, and grandma’s glasses all have in common?  They were at the bottom of the lake near the pier this afternoon.  Papa and I took turns pulling the kids around the lake on the inter-tube and grandma lounged on her new blow up raft – yes, we have a lot of new…

2016-05-09_Ed Welch on fear and worry

Worriers Are Visionaries Minus the Optimism

I’m nearly done with Ed Welch’s book, Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest.  In chapter 4 he likens worries to visionaries, “worriers are visionaries minus the optimism.”  The few paragraphs below are a portion of that chapter as well as a teaser for the rest of the book.  The reality is that we…

2016-04-25_Linda's Facemask_ai

I finally get it! Kind of?

I have always wondered if Linda was just a big liar.  I know that statement may not settle well with some of you, but as I explain I may be able to convince some of you to my opinion.  Here goes . . . she regularly tells me that she finds me attractive . .…

2016-04-25_Cheap Yet Cherished

Cheap Yet Cherished

I have to admit I was a little bewildered as my uncle handed my aunt a brush wrapped up in a plastic bag.  At a quick glance the brush seemed filled with hair, and there appeared to be a whole lot of wear on the brush itself. I didn’t give it much more thought –…