Aging Parents

Many of my friends and I have aging parents. It’s hard to watch because it reminds us that as they are aging, so are we. This brings on a whole new set of problems: how do children take care of those who once took care of us? Is there ever a point that the parent […]

Fun With Family

One of the greatest gifts of being retired is time to spend with family. Family that lives far away. Family I don’t see very often because they live so far away. Or maybe it’s that I live so far away. I lived close to my parents until I was 32 years old. When we moved […]

Thoughts on Writers Academy

I spent the past week at the Writers Academy at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. It was an amazing experience. At the beginning of the week, I knew no one, and by the time it was over, I had made new friends from all over. We were all sad when it came to […]

Feels like a Month

It feels like I’ve been retired for a long time, but the calendar reveals that it’s only been ten days. Ten days? It feels like a month! For only two of those days have I been allowed to sleep until I’m rested. The other eight days have been started after the sound of an alarm […]