We Will Get Through This

A voice called in the wilderness of Costco’s shopping carts: “Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your organization. We will get through this.” She directed everyone into organized lines. The woman’s voice and leadership helped calm what could have been an ugly situation. Through her persistent authoritative direction the line of customers moved … More We Will Get Through This

Free Burma Rangers

How can a family bring hope to the front lines of a war zone? Free Burma Rangers is a new documentary film to show how one family does so. I don’t often tell you to see a movie, but I had to tell you about this one. To see why for yourself, you can skip … More Free Burma Rangers

Change In the Air

Did you notice it? Change is in the air. All across the country most school-age children are back in school, homeschool, or in virtual classrooms. The first day of autumn will officially occur on Monday, September 23. If you live in a region of Canada or the USA that enjoys all four seasons you’re already … More Change In the Air

Radon Gas

Why, you may ask, is a travel blog talking about radon gas? Many things contribute to traveling light through life. One of them is good health. Occasionally I post about this aspect. Some of you are aware I was offline for some months. My sister was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer late last year. How … More Radon Gas

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day Weekend National Observances occur on Sunday, May 26 and on Monday, May 27, 2019 If you will be in D.C. on the weekend you’ll have several events to choose from. • Pay your respects at the war memorials on the National Mall. • Visit Arlington National Cemetery. The Memorial Day Roses Foundation provides … More Memorial Day 2019

What Was I Thinking?

96 degrees. 79% humidity. And a three-year-old boy. Were we in an air-conditioned car? No. Were we in an air-conditioned building? No. Were we at least in a swimming pool? No. Although, I was almost that wet—with sweat that is. We were at Grant’s Farm, St Louis. Smack dab in the middle of a crowd … More What Was I Thinking?

Go North!

If you are a big picture person perhaps you’d appreciate an overview of what to expect on this website for the next few months. A young correspondent asked the newspaperman, Horace Greeley for advice. In a letter dated 1871, Greeley replied, “Go West, young man. Go west!” I’d change that to: “Go north, young man…err, … More Go North!

Prize Quilts

The Saturday quilt auction is one of the highlights of the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale in Hutchinson. Held every April, the purpose is to raise funds for the disaster relief work of the Mennonite Central Committee. License plates in the parking lot indicate people have come from all over Kansas. Other attendees come from further … More Prize Quilts

Southern Spring

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:12 (NKJ) A sweet scent blows in the open window—daffodils, hyacinths, and many varieties of flowering fruit trees appear on this part of the earth. Cardinals, finches, wrens, and … More Southern Spring