Prompts

A number of years ago I was washing our van. I was cleaning the windows and on the edge of one of the back windows there was a small spot of yellow paint. Our oldest son was on a basketball team that went to the State Tournament and our windows were decorated by the cheerleaders.…

Seasons of Our Lives

I was visiting with an elderly friend and asked if they were headed south again this winter. She said, “That was a great season of our life, but we aren’t able to go any longer.” It got me thinking about the seasons of our lives. Season of Innocence – for most of us our childhoods…

Blue Pants, Red Shirt

At dinner the other night, my daughter-in-law asked me how my wife liked an outfit she had given her for a birthday present.  I told her my wife said something about pants and then she started using girl words, so I stopped listening.  How many possible words can a human being use for color, pattern,…

The Wright Brothers

 Just finished the book The Wright Brothers by David McCollough which, I know shockingly, was about the Wright Brothers. It was a well written account of two brothers who had a passion about manned flight. A few things struck me about the book. They made their money building and fixing bicycles, but their passion was…

And Another School Shooting

Among my darkest days as a middle school and elementary principal was when we went through a string of bomb scares. What I remember most is the look of fear in the faces of our students as we tried to comfort them and get them to a safe location while law enforcement searched our building.…