poetry, Travel

An Amazing Tree is a Symbol of Hope, Peace, and Endurance

Half the month of October is gone, fallen by the wayside like the autumn leaves. My favorite autumn tree is the Ginkgo. It's a tree I rarely see where I live, but abundant in Denver where I frequently visit my kids. There is a Ginkgo tree in China that is 3,500 years old (give or… Continue reading An Amazing Tree is a Symbol of Hope, Peace, and Endurance

Hope, Loss

Can We Move Towards Hope and Peace with a Hug?

Like many others, I'm trying to understand what’s going on in our nation. As a person who has been on both sides of the thin blue line (stopped over 50 times in my youth and a 30-year career in  criminal justice) it’s not difficult to understand how wounds fester and people get frustrated and beyond.… Continue reading Can We Move Towards Hope and Peace with a Hug?

Books, Family

20 Ways to Celebrate Before Christmas

  We haven't put up one Christmas bulb or decoration yet, but I am thinking of how to make Christmas more special this year. When I say special, I mean remembering that "Christ," is in the word "Christmas." The wheels began turning last night when I wandered through department stores looking for Christmas cards that… Continue reading 20 Ways to Celebrate Before Christmas