It may be an earmark that I am growing older, but I can’t believe the last Winter Olympics were in 2006. It just doesn’t seem that long ago. The Olympics snuck up on me recently and presented itself as this week’s topic. My interest in the Olympics is not evenly divided between all events. I … Continue reading Do you believe in miracles?
The easiest topics about which to write are current events such as the weather. Writing about the weather is a little like kissing your sister but it is a topic-and it is easy-so it is the basis for this week’s column. Act I: Snow on the Way Men of old felt impending snow storms in … Continue reading Five Acts of Snow Removal
This morning I watched a television show on the deadly Civil War battle at that occurred at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. While I watched, I prepared myself for myself for the drudgery of year-end bookkeeping and taxes; an act which in comparison makes Gettysburg seem not so bad, at least I’d be outdoors. Danie Packard is my … Continue reading A Danie Day
I do not receive life’s knowledge gradually; instead I receive it in drop shipments that are sometimes hard to absorb and arrive with no notice. I had one such delivery recently and it’s something about which I want to talk. I recently bought a pair of amber sunglasses to cut down on the glare reflected … Continue reading Time together, Time apart
(after you are finished with this column entry, please check out two other posts I've written about Jimmy Jenson. http://rreflection.areavoices.com/2009/01/20/the-singin-swede/ and http://rreflection.areavoices.com/2010/12/03/christmas-on-my-mind/ About ten months ago, I wrote a column about the singer Jimmy Jensen. I mentioned how one of my favorite of Jensen's songs was "Nicolena." I had several requests for the lyrics to … Continue reading Nicolena