“A Swimming Pool”

We have a small swimming pool, the above ground type. It isn’t much, but it’s work! The wind blows in dust, becoming mud on the bottom. Leaves and other junk constantly fall into it. And, the bugs. Surface bugs, swimming bugs. And even spiders. Oh, and let’s not forget the chemicals. Too few and the... Continue Reading →

“Intentional Beauty?”

I suppose you've occasionally noticed the tremendous beauty that exists in the world. A flower. A sunset. The music of a mother’s lullaby! Of course, it isn't everywhere. And that's simply the way it has to be, since if everything were beautiful, then we'd have no way to notice beauty when we see or hear... Continue Reading →

“A Foreign Language”

Have you ever listened to people talk in a language you don't understand? I've noticed I can learn a lot about what people are saying, even without understanding a single word. Sometimes they are friendly. Sometimes its just business. And how quickly emotions change as they talk. More importantly, love or respect are obvious—contempt or resentment—joy... Continue Reading →

“Below the Surface”

I sat outside in the lobby of family court where divorce and custody are dealt with. Several other families also waited for their cases to be called. Everyone seemed to be calm, and most were even pleasant. Yet, inside everyone, tension was high. Passion seethed. Smiles veiled anger and hurt. Some even laughed or chuckled,... Continue Reading →

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