We made our annual trek to Wisconsin last week to visit the in-laws and restock our cherry supplies.  On the way back we faced 50 mph headwinds that demolished our gas mileage but did wonders for the wind… Read More

Going it alone….

Here it is 9:10am and all my clocks except for the computer say it is 8:10am.  I guess we forgot that Mr. Bush decided to go it alone again and change the date when the time changes. The… Read More

Leave Politics to the Politicians….

 This year I decided to make a life change. Up until that point I was an avid follower of the political process. I watched every convention and heard most of the speeches present there.  I followed most… Read More

More Barns…

We just got back from our annual trip to northern Wisconsin this week. We re-supply our cherry inventory and visit the in-laws.  This time we trekked through country roads and took quite a few more pictures of barns…. Read More

Fall in Parke County…

   I live just a couple of counties south of Parke County Indiana. To those who know it Parke County is covered bridges.  Here is a picture that was taken in the fall of 2001.

I Believe…

I believe that too many Christian denominations today spend far too much time idolizing Jesus and far too little time actually doing what he commands. I believe that those who think that getting into heaven simply requires saying… Read More

Let Others be Right….

Let Others Be “Right” Most of the Time From: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson Richard Carlson makes the statement “Do I want to be ‘right’ — or do I want to be happy?” Many times,… Read More

Attention Waiters….

A Personal Peeve…. One of the things that constantly peeves me off is related around my wife and I eating at restaurants. For the most part when the waiter/waitress discover that I am deaf the check almost always… Read More

Bicycle Rack??

Ok the picture above is of a bicycle rack. No there are no bicycles in it that is the rack.  So in this case editing did not strecth the truth.  This is one of many unique bicycle racks… Read More

Carnegie Museum…. Again

  Here is another picture from our April 2008 visit to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. I couldn’t resist putting in one with my hubby included. The museum has many recreated ancient architectures like the on in the… Read More

Carnegie Museum

Here is a picture showing several of the displays for rocks and crystals from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. I think we spent at least an hour just in this area when we were then in April 2008

Don’t Sweat It…

I am going to start a new category called “Don’t Sweat It” It will be primarily based on the books by Richard Carlson one of most popular is entitled DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. With all the myriad… Read More

Rock Hound?

I’m not a rock hound but this crystal which is on display at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh is really beautiful. The museum has a spectacular collection of rocks and many other things. We visited there in April… Read More

I Believe…

  I believe that the Bible is a collection of documents created by man for man. I believe that some of the words and overall messages in the Bible were inspired by God. I believe that much of… Read More

1999 View from the World Trade Center

This picture was taken during our celebration of my wife’s birthday in January of 1999. It was taken out the window of the restaurant that was on top of one of the World Trade Center towers. Notice the… Read More

Retirement Don’ts

Don’t under spend your income/savings I know this is the opposite of what all financial planners espouse. Since many seem to enter retirement with too little savings under spending their money is just not possible. But for those… Read More

Brown v. Board of Education..

Here is a picture from our 2009 trip west. It was taken at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka Kansas. The picture was taken during when the federal government mandated school integration in… Read More

Butterflies and Flowers

  With Fall now in full swing here in the Midwest I am looking back on summer.


One of the themes of my life is “Simplify”. I have several plaques around my study with that message. In light of that I have decided to simplify this blog somewhat. Instead of attaching numerous photos on one post I… Read More

A Life Lost..

Last Thursday there was an accident just down the road from our house. I live on a somewhat twisty rural road that has just too many people going too fast for the conditions. Sorrowfully a life was ended in this… Read More


They say as you get older you need to exercise your brain so it doesn’t go soft. In that light this new category just popped into my head so I thought I would give it a try.  We… Read More

I Believe…

  I believe that Christ loathes our personal pride and selfishness and celebrates our humility and compassion. I believe churches should be recognized by their works today not by their buildings or ceremonies either past or present. I… Read More

October Snow!!!!

Just in case you forgot, winter does come early in some years.  This picture was taken on October 8, 1989 in Indianapolis.  We got over the foot of snow that day!  

I Celebrate…Historical Centers

This is a new category post where I will talk about those people and things that I believe are truly right about the world today. Lately I tend to look back at things and always notice where we… Read More

Will the World be Different Because I Was Here?

I want to feel that I have changed the world at least to some small degree. So the above question at least occasionally enters my mind. This query is somewhat related to the previous post about being childless…. Read More