Giving Is Like That

| from Tina Hollenbeck | The COVID policies instituted in August 2020 by the college my daughter Rachel had planned for years on attending kept her home last fall. The

You Are Ultimately Responsible

| from Tina Hollenbeck | Over the past year, I’ve had more coffee dates than I can count. In fact, I’ve had five such outings in just the last week,

Snow-vid 2021

| from Stephen Baker | As I sit and view my snow-covered yard in the Texas Hill Country and contemplate all the rhetoric about energy inefficiency and poor management, I

Leaning Not [from Tina Hollenbeck]

Even in the midst of coronavirus-related lockdown entropy, the past few months have been quite eventful for me. Prior to the virus situation, I was preparing for my daughters’ graduations

Sticks and Stones

How ridiculous is the old children’s rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Very ridiculous! Words cut deeply. They hit hard. Some wounds