Making the Coach Pivot

Making the Coach Pivot

We were out for a quiet dinner, just my Beloved, our teenage daughter and me. In the party room down the hall, there was a raucous rah-rah meeting going on for the coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tim Miles. Boosters were whooping it up. A few of the...
A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

We have a huge generation gap going in this household. My Beloved and I intend to buy a retirement home in the great Southwest. Our daughter, who will be a senior next year and is basically a hipster, has had to listen about what we want in that winter home,...
The Garden Nut and the Witty Son-in-Law

The Garden Nut and the Witty Son-in-Law

Last night, after a cool and windy day, my darling neighbor and I were transplanting some lovely variegated hosta from her yard into our neighborhood pond area. We were working under some ancient cottonwoods, transforming the berm underneath them from a weedy mess...
The Chain Saw Caper

The Chain Saw Caper

A diligent young man we know borrowed a chain saw from a friend to clean up some old volunteer trees and dead branches in his back yard. On a small chalkboard he kept near his car keys, he wrote himself a note: Return chain saw Everything would have been fine except...
Kids Say the Darndest Things at Easter

Kids Say the Darndest Things at Easter

We were very happy to have Maddy in Christian school for kindergarten and first grade. She memorized Bible verses and was free to talk about God and Jesus throughout the school day.   However, we weren’t always sure she was getting the lingo down pat.   One...