Happy Anniversary

Anniversaries. Days of celebration. Two have come around. The first is the second anniversary of this blog. And without you, dear readers, it would mean nothing. Thank you to those that follow my blog as well as those that visit occasionally or even just once. I consider it a privilege to write for you and…

Time for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when we recognize the blessings and graces in our lives. I’d like to thank God for His love and His graces in my life of which there are many. I’d like to thank my wife, without her love and support I’d have a very dark and lonely existence. I’d like to…

Memorial Day Prayer

Every year we lose brave women and men and add hundreds of veterans to our nation’s roll call. These fine people do what they do for love of country and for love of their fellow countrymen. We are indeed blessed to have each and every one of them stand up for freedom and human rights…

Dad (Warning, He Cusses)

We apologize for our silence ~jdoe and sis “My father died on March 7th.  His passing was peaceful having gone in his sleep.  My mother, his caregiver, was with him when he passed. It is always hard losing a loved one, and doubly so when you’re locked away, living in exile as I am now. …

My Five Loves

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  I didn’t want it to slip away completely without saying something about the five Valentines in my life:  my mother, my two sisters, my daughter, and of course my wife. When I think of these five women I am humbled by their strength, loyalty, and acts of love…