In My Own Backyard

During a recent session of online wandering I stumbled across a beautiful bit of history and so took a little break to revisit Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell. At my father’s urging, years ago I read the paperback version of this famous lecture, and revisiting it was just like the first time – […]


We are influenced by so many things- some subtle, and some not. Clouds wafting across a pinkish sky can calm us and bring our thoughts to a safe resting place. A song on the radio may bring a smile, as we fade back to another time in our lives. A news report may jog our […]

Mirror Mirror

Throughout history, mirrors have had an interesting appeal. As a looking glass, mirrors have been thought to possess magical powers. They have been known to tell who is the fairest in the land, and alas, who isn’t. I’ve often imagined what it would be like to live in a place where mirrors don’t exist. It […]

Unexpected Guest

Awareness of small things can bring bigger understandings. I discovered this recently from an unexpected guest. Flying into Oregon from as far away as Florida, presents many differences. From palm trees to majestic pines, I prepared myself for intrigue. Yet, as I arrived with the excitement of my daughter’s wedding, I was greeted with something familiar- […]

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