A walk and romp through spring

I took Summer on a lead around Willow’s Field, the big grassy area next to our home not far from the waters of Green Bay, and then unleashed her for some chasing of the orange disc around our fenced-in backyard. Our scrappy 9-month-old fought the leash at first — at one point I had toContinue reading “A walk and romp through spring”

Mondays are for dreamers

Dean Wesley Smith quoted from Ingrid Bergman on Monday, applying the thought to the writer’s mindset. “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” Smith encouraged writers to stop dwelling on things that have gone wrong — that is, develop a bad memory — and keep an eye on moving forward. I do spend aContinue reading “Mondays are for dreamers”

Every life is precious

If we teach kids that people are made in God’s image, each a unique individual to be treated with care and respect, then we teach them to be gentle and loving and caring. If we teach kids that people are squishy targets and it’s fun to blow them away, then we teach them something else.Continue reading “Every life is precious”