How Ritual is Saving the Day

Rituals have been saving my life during this pandemic. Or, at least my state of mind. I’m not talking religious rituals or anything weird. I mean the ritual of washing my face, brushing my teeth, and applying my various creams in exactly the same order every...

Things I Miss

Here are some things I miss during this Covid-19 shut-down. Not in order of importance, or the alphabet, or union rules. Just scattered. Like my brain in isolation. I Miss Haircuts. This photo was taken a couple of years ago when I had just stepped outside from a...

What We Will Keep

  In the Book of Psalms, some phrases are followed by the word, “Selah.” Although the exact meaning of the word has been lost, most scholars think it indicates a pause, like a rest in a musical score. It would seem that much of our world is tasting a...

How Zoom Saved our Day

Yesterday afternoon, I drove an hour to a grocery store that offered curbside pickup. I wouldn’t have to get within six feet of anyone! Unfortunately, they were out of some of the important stuff. Today, I took advantage of early-morning Old Lady Hour at our...

Why We Wear Green

  It’s Happy St. Patrick’s Day next week. If you think this day is about drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage, you may have missed a few details. The story begins when sixteen-year-old Patrick was captured from his father’s farm in Britain...