Things That Matter

We had lived in our house for over 22 years. Over time our needs and lifestyle changed and this house did not feel quite right anymore. So, we went house hunting and eventually found a home that felt perfect for us.

Even though we had a preference for a new home, we were not dependent […]

Positive Thinking or Denial?

“What’s wrong?,” I ask. “Nothing,” he replies. But, I know him too well to not know that something is eating on him. It may be something I said that didn’t sit well with him. Or, heaven forbid, it may not be about me at all.

In the past few years, I’ve noticed a change […]


“You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ‘em.”

Don Schlitz, songwriter

They had enjoyed 42 good years together until he left this world for the next great adventure. As his widow and I chatted about the gifts of marriage, we concurred that most couples work through at least one […]