’tis the day before Christmas…
What does Christmas Eve (and Christmas Day) mean to you? Hurrying? Scurrying?
But what if there were no Christmas? Ever!
A train commute and an umbrella
It rained that morning. Not a soft, raindrop by raindrop, rain. But rather a windy, more sideways than vertical, rain. For Martin, this day of commuting would be unlike all the other days. All because of an umbrella.
We’re all immigrants
We’re born. Somewhere. A geographic location. Then we move. Sometimes across a border. We become immigrants.
Goodbye East Berlin
November 9, 1989. The images I never thought I’d see: People, lots of them, by and on top of the infamous Berlin Wall. Whole sections of it coming down. It was a miracle unfolding before our eyes.
Giving thanks — not just for one day of the year
Thanksgiving Day is a huge holiday in the US. But gratitude and saying “Thanks” isn’t limited to only that day.
The greatest threat: External or internal?
It’s far less likely that some foreign terrorist is going to come blow up my house or business than that I will do something myself to derail and mess it up.
The power line
It was a dark and stormy night. Thunderclaps aplenty. Then another, really loud noise. Much closer. That couldn’t be good!
Of pinpricks and a Milky Way
How often do you stop and look up at the sky at night? Quite possibly not that often. Because we tend to be in a hurry to get home. It’s dark. And there’s nothing to see up there anyway. Except there is …