Ponies, unicorns and other magical truths

There’s a collective understanding that many children have a fascination with ponies. In fact, there’s this idea that requesting a pony for your birthday is a common, albeit unrealistic, request. And since the truth is none of us ever fully grow up, we kinda want ponies for our birthdays when we are above the age…

Full weekend and full hearts

This weekend was a whirlwind. Many of those near and dear gathered in Nashville for a bridal shower celebrating the upcoming nuptials of my niece (Lowi’s daughter) Sydney. My sister and nieces put on an amazing tea party fit to meet the wildest of little girl dreams. But I will save that for Lowi to…

Dirt holes and unexpected flowers

There is a historical home down the street from where I live that’s being remodeled, expanded and restored. It’s turning into quite the home. In an expansion such as this, there has been a fair amount of excavation and digging. One day while walking by I noticed there is a partially filled-in hole with flowers…

Nature of Friendships

Friendships are a quirky thing. We have all kinds of friends throughout our lives. We have acquaintances, long-time friends, friends of your spouses, college friends, work friends, hobby friends, and childhood friends. And many, if not most of these, don’t really last. They last as long as they need to; they last as long as…

Breaking Habits

Yesterday morning when my alarm went off I was about to start my Sunday like have most Sundays in the last year. And then I had a burst of inspiration. I wanted to go to a nearby park. I decided to blow off my regular routine and head there instead. And it was the right…