Smells

You can read the brain physiology, but the connections between emotion and memory and smell are very tight.  It hit me the other night when I was using my snowblower on a freezing night with a scarf wrapped across my face.  It took me back to the three-hole facemask I wore as a kid.  That…

Babies

One of the blessings of having grandchildren is that it stimulates memories of babies and raising children.  Probably memories we’ve tried to repress, because they are simply hard work.  Here’s my random observations: Babies are helpless. I mean totally helpless and they are terrible at explaining when something is wrong with them. The required equipment…

Earthquake + 5 Years

January 12, 2010 seems a long time ago and it seems like yesterday. It was a trip that almost didn’t happen.  There was a terrible snowstorm and many of the roads across the state were closed.  The team of twelve was leaving from Rapid City so my son and I had to drive there by…

Technology and How Things Have Changed!

Much of my life happens on my phone.  My calendar, email, contact list, my connections to social media, apps for weather, sports, and many other things held in my hand.  Think of technology and how things have changed. A number of years ago, we took a long family trip with our sons.   My youngest son…

Opportunity to be Christ

For those of us who don’t think God has a sense of humor or that God doesn’t teach us, we aren’t paying attention. A couple years ago I was driving on Highway 18 on the Rosebud Reservation. I came over a ridge and saw something along the side of the road; it looked like a…