SIMPLE NOTIONS

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Welcome Home

With our Toyota Venza tightly packed with luggage, boxes of organic produce from a recent co-op order, a power saw, and a myriad of tools, we prepared for an early morning departure. Our kids, recently back    from living abroad, had returned to their home. Six years of renters had taken its toll and their […]


Our Joy Boy

As I at on the sofa in the living room my attention was drawn to the inspirational words on the wall: “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.” Overcome with emotion, I peered down at the baby in my arms and then, again, to the inscription on my daughter’s wall. God, please give […]


On Turning 60

Welcome, brother, to the 60s club! I am proud to be your sister, but mostly, I am proud of the amazing man of God you have become. Congratulations! You now qualify for senior citizen discounts. Not trying to make you feel old! Really! As I recall memories of our childhood, certain snapshots are still vivid in my mind. I was […]


August 9, 2016, Family
A Man’s Man

As I pored over photographs, a particular one, my dad and I performing our Sunday afternoon ritual of reading the funny papers, caught my attention. Sprawled on the living room floor under the swamp cooler, I (four years old), in a summer dress, and he, clad only in his jeans, together, looking peaceful and relaxed. That was how […]


Welcome, Fall

What a glorious time of year! Here in the Texas Hill Country, it hardly qualifies as Fall, compared to the ones our family knew and loved for twenty four years in Northern New Mexico. Ahhh….. How well I remember the sights, sounds, and feel of Fall in Los Alamos! The tall, slender Aspen trees on the ski hill, golden leaves rustling in […]