My Heart Had Heart Surgery Today.

So, I sat today while my heart of hearts had her heart worked on. There’s no sense of being old(er) like awaiting news on your partner, lover, friend, wife…life. I walked the halls of the hospital and got a coffee. I sat on an outside roof area and looked into the valley of the cityContinue reading “My Heart Had Heart Surgery Today.”

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb

As 2021 comes to an end, I’m very excited to welcome yet another new year. You’d think, having done this some 60-plus times before, it would begin to look a little same-same. Thankfully, with each new year we all get a chance to start fresh… the beginning of new promises, resolutions, and life decisions. ItContinue reading ““If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb”

Are you the bud or the thorn?

When “She Who Must Be Obeyed” and I first “took to housekeeping,” as it was said where I come from, our first home was a small brick ranch. You know it. You may have lived in one yourself. But, even if you have not, you have certainly been in one. Just in case, let meContinue reading “Are you the bud or the thorn?”

The Traditional Sounds of Christmas

On any number of occasions, I have been known to say that God did not make me handsome, so he gave me a voice. As the story is told, and always by me, while waiting in line to leave heaven, bound for earth where I would soon be born, Our Lord took one last lookContinue reading “The Traditional Sounds of Christmas”

Blessed Winter Solstice, and Welcome to Christmas Week!

This morning at 5:02 EST, with a silver slice of Sister Moon Shining brightly,  Brother Sun stopped and stood completely still momentarily directly over the Tropic of Capricorn south of the equator. At that moment we welcomed this year’s Winter Solstice. Brother Sun now begins his long journey back to the north. Here at FallingContinue reading “Blessed Winter Solstice, and Welcome to Christmas Week!”

A Christmas Vision in Three-quarter Time

When I woke up this morningThis bright Christmas day.As God is my witness, it happened this way.Right there by my bedside, who’s sitting right there?It was Jesus, our Savior, in my old comfy chair.Quite startled, I yelled “Jesus!”What brings you around?It’s your birthday you know,What brings you to townWe’ve not much to offer or thingsContinue reading “A Christmas Vision in Three-quarter Time”

Fly The Friendly Skies…

So, I’m driving home just now, listening to George Winston’s Autumn album and thinking about Friday and my weekend… Then I noticed this sky… and suddenly, I am transported back to my “Frequent Flyer,” “Road Warrior” days and those uncountable Friday afternoon/evenings… The days when I was likely riding one of these contrails. You wouldContinue reading “Fly The Friendly Skies…”