Finding hope and wonder in a burning world.
Gratitude and Family Traditions
The leaves are turning, pumpkin scent is everywhere, the kitchens are busy, and families begin to gather. It is the time to pause for gratitude. This year we are especially grateful for family traditions. Family traditions build cohesiveness through the generations, encourage interaction between the young and the old, build identity, grow understanding, trust and... Continue Reading →
Who’s Bucket List?
Fulfilling his bucket list, helped us fill ours...
The Leaning Tower of Dallas
We, in Dallas, obtained a new art exhibit quite by chance this week. And like the big cities around the world, it will only be here temporarily. So, we went to pay it our respects. It wasn’t exactly Banksy coming to town to spice up the side of a building, but it is loved, if... Continue Reading →
The Legends of Kiamichi
The last embers of the day are fading now glowing orange beneath the dark coals. A few hours ago we were gathered around this campfire, seated on small stones gathered over the decades. Photo: The Firetender The cool night air is drifting in, a chill mingles with the dwindling source of heat. Inside my small... Continue Reading →
Rejoice, It’s a New Decade!
We’ve been gone a while. I think we owe you an explanation. In November 2018 I released a blog talking about finding our personal wonderlands. In 2019 I was challenged to listen to my own words. Love Clings To Me The move from our beloved Manhattan to a quiet neighborhood in Texas was more... Continue Reading →
We really needed a ’57 T-Bird or a ’63 Corvette Stingray to do this right. We were 3 hours west of Amarillo and the Cadillac Ranch. We were 3 hours east of Albuquerque. On Interstate-40. We were at the “Gateway to the West” and just two blocks away from yesteryear. We were getting our... Continue Reading →
Six months, two surgeries and four hospital stays later, I return. On November 3, 2018 I dropped a post titled Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland. It talked about finding wonder wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances. I lean on you Maybe it was destiny that this post would challenge me through my own... Continue Reading →
Tip and JAM coming to you from deep in the heart of the Republic of Texas. Well, not exactly deep in the heart. The Metroplex, the Dallas-Ft Worth area is about an hour’s drive south of the Red River. Deep in the heart is down around San Antonio and Austin. Did you know Austin is... Continue Reading →
Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland…
Some wonder if Alice’s adventures were real or if it was a dream. Perhaps it is only in dreaming that we find a reality that is worth living. Sure, we all have responsibilities. Life is full of hardships, frustration and disappointments, but it is also full of adventure, surprise, and “gifts” of God and nature.... Continue Reading →