Remember well

“Jack died.” The night my brother, Phil, called and told me, I thought he was talking about our father, Jack. Dad was almost 90 and in declining physical and cognitive health. While his passing would be sad, it would not be unexpected and a blessing in some ways. He would be at peace; not agitated…

Full moon croning

Now in its sixth year of meeting, my spirituality group tries to retreat annually for renewal and replenishment . This past weekend in the Northern Neck area along the Potomac, 13 members managed to attend portions of the four day event. With a theme of “food for the journey”, the weekend was a feast for body, mind and spirit. The idea germinated when Ginny proposed…

Relational travel

We didn’t go for the weather which was mostly rain or even to see wildlife. While Kodiak, Alaska is known for its bears and outdoor activities, we traveled across four time zones for one reason—to visit our son and his family. Kodiak is almost as far as one can possibly get from his last assignment…