A penpal on the other side
Early ‘70s. The Cold War was still very cold. With no end in sight. Ever. And I had a penpal in East Berlin. Even went over there to meet in person.
Keep calm and carry on?
It was a regular Sunday morning at St. Andrew’s Church. Except as I looked into the sanctuary, it was way darker than usual. I realized electricity was out. How would this work out?
To be or not to be — or rather: to live or to exist
We each have so many years (which we don’t know up front) and then we’re done.
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill
Welcome to serendipity
Happy accidents. Chance encounters or events that lead to things we couldn’t have imagined.
“Serendipity is the faculty of finding things we did not know we were looking for.” — Glauco Ortolano
Escaping the midwinter blues
Winter can be a season of dreariness. Feel gloomy. Feel like it’s lasting forever. Here are 9 tips for beating those midwinter blues.
Now is the winter
Some people would just as soon escape it altogether. Others like it. For the most part.
Winter is a unique time of the year. And a vital part of the annual cycle.
We deceive others to get what we want. We deceive ourselves about what others are truly like.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott.
When in doubt, go to the library
I love libraries. Although for a long time, I didn’t even have a library card. I remedied that failing a few years ago. Fortunately for me, since I love reading and learning new things.