Let There be Light

Have you noticed lately how much more daylight we are seeing? Each day it's getting light earlier and staying light longer and as Martha would say: That's a good thing. Spring is not only an awesome time of the year but it's also a great metaphor for life. No matter how dark, cold and long…

Chapter 5

“Peter? I don’t know, I kind of like, Simon, calling you Peter would just seem strange, especially when I was whispering sweet nothings in your ear, I’d feel like I was cheating on the Simon I married.”. “As long as it’s me you are whispering sweet nothings to, you can call me anything you like,…

Really? A Ground Hog?

It seems to be one of those days that generates a buzz. People are talking about it, and even people who usually have no interest in the subject weigh in. There are those who place the utmost faith in what happens that day, and others who say it’s just a bunch of hokum. (if you…

Whoville: We are Free

Since it was first Introduced in Dr. Seuss’ 1954 Horton Hears a Who, Whoville has been a staple in popular culture.  In 1957 Seuss reintroduced Whoville in his book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the location and residents have been popularized in different media through the years.  There has been a TV special of…

Chapter 4

“And Simon, don’t be a jerk.” “Me?  A Jerk? Come on Andrew, you know me better than that.” “Exactly, don’t be a jerk.  Give Jesus a chance.” We had just arrived at the home where Jesus was staying, and I was getting last minute instructions before we went in. “Just keep an open mind and…

Whoville: We are God’s Friend

Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about Whoville in relation to Dr. Suess' classic Horton Hears a Who, but the reality is, that when most people hear the term “Whoville” that isn’t the book they think of.  Instead, they think of Little Cindy Lou Who and her family from Seuss’ 1957 Classic how the…

It’s Not Just About You

Oops. Last summer Shirell Powell made the difficult decision to authorize doctors to stop life support efforts for her younger brother. It was only while arranging her brother’s funeral that she discovered that she made the decision to end the life not of her brother but of a complete stranger. Her brother was in jail…

Chapter Three

“I know he’s a grown man, but a little courtesy never hurt anyone.”  I was a little put out, Esther had prepared dinner for all of us and Andrew hadn’t shown up. “Simon, don’t worry about it, you ate his share so it’s fine, really.”  Esther and her mother were puttering around in the kitchen,…

What makes us Kin

I had a coffee with my cousin the other day and we caught up on each other’s lives and chatted about family.  It was an enjoyable afternoon.  We discovered that we had a number of things in common and not just our white beards.  We both drive the same model car, love history and we…

Chapter 2

The path from the beach to the house was so familiar that I could almost walk it in my sleep, and probably have. As I finally trudged around the corner, exhausted from another night fishing and saw our home I could almost feel the weight drop off my shoulders. Esther was hanging out clothes to…