Monthly Archives: April 2014

Amongst the Easy Things

I have a complaint. “Oh, oh. Here we go. There he blows. A great geyser of blowhole gushes off the port side. Man the harpoons. The Great White Dad breaches with his complaint. Cover your ears.” This is the respect … Continue reading

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Oasis

“Music hath charms to sooth the savage beast.” It’s a dusty old saying, but one that is generally true, at least for this beast. Beautiful music. I have a wide range to my tastes, but as far as music that … Continue reading

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“Ol’ Moneybuckets There.”

OK. I admit it. I am a total tightwad. I’m old school when it comes to that. I have always pinched my pennies. Ask anyone in my family, ever since I was a child with the entry level position of … Continue reading

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Money Shoes

Here is a statement that every sermonizer will agree with wholeheartedly: pastors are like great African hunters . . . only without all the gear, native scouts, maps, money, and tracking prowess. In that way they are nothing at all … Continue reading

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Storm Harvest

Isn’t it odd, the way we talk, some of our combination of words. Try this: “We get some pretty awful storms coming through here.” Are they “pretty” or are they “awful”? Concerning the girls I knew in high school, you … Continue reading

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Chill! It’ll Be Soon.

  Ashley did a thing the other day. When she told me what she had done, my response to it was immense pride mixed with a few dashes of shame. What did she do? First, I need to go take … Continue reading

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The Great Maple Miracle

The ice cream stand in Homer has recently opened back up. Glory. Soft serve is flowing once more through the land. All three ice cream stands in Marshall have opened and the smell of waffle cone fills the air. The … Continue reading

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