The Red Bucket Man

The Red Bucket Man

  The Salvation Army has begun its annual campaign. So, yesterday, on the first of what I am sure will be many trips to the grocery store before Thanksgiving, I found the famous red bucket.   And heard the bell ringing, which frankly I am just sappy enough to...
How To Avoid A Long Hauliday

How To Avoid A Long Hauliday

People dread the holiday season for a number of reasons. You might have had losses or trials in their life that are overwhelming any attempt at celebration. You remember last year with tears in your eyes. You might put many demands on yourself, buying gifts, cooking...
Giblets And Growing Up

Giblets And Growing Up

There are some wonderful things about growing up. Your legs finally reach the floor when you sit down. You can pick your own bedtime. You can see over practically everything. When you have your own home, now there’s where the gittins’ good (a Southernism...
The Gratitude Checklist

The Gratitude Checklist

I can remember my prayer as a child before going to bed. “Bless Mommy and Daddy, Adam and Spencer and everybody else in the whole wide world.” Sometimes I wanted to leave my brothers out. Like after the night they pulled me out of bed. Forced my eyes open...