Change with but a moment’s notice, and much to do

Sometime early this year, when we were first beginning to hear about coronavirus, I met with my orthopedic surgeon about a shoulder problem. X-rays an...

August 6th, 2020 |  


Sometimes it can be a cat and dog world

When I adopted Jackie, I brought her into a household already accommodating one cat – Peanut. The two looked really good together as both were m...

July 30th, 2020 |  


Oh, what changes a week can bring about

Let’s look back at last week. We will find some things to our liking and others not so! From that we will determine if it was a good week or a b...

July 23rd, 2020 |  



The responsibility of freedom comes with training

As you already know, I am in the process (and it is a process) of training Jackie, my rescued and adopted Boxer, to become a therapy dog to, hopefully...

July 16th, 2020 |  


Helping Ohio children in pandemic

Helping Ohio children in pandemic

Right now, families and young people are dealing with unprecedented financial stress, social isolation, and abrupt changes to daily life.Child welfare...

July 16th, 2020 |  


Expanding broadband internet access

Expanding broadband internet access

This pandemic has been the Great Revealer. It’s exposing so many inequities in our society, and it’s affecting nearly every aspect of our ...

July 9th, 2020 |  


A different celebration of the Fourth of July

Well, the Fourth of July, the USA’s birthday, has been here and gone. How different it was from recent years gone by!The weather proved to be ra...

July 9th, 2020 |  


So let’s talk about wearing masks in public

So let’s talk about wearing masks in public

I went to a laundromat when my dryer went on the fritz. I was the only one wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus. An older man and woman who w...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Making change to changes to keep a new friend

I am less than enthusiastic about change! But I still have to admit, change can be good.The changes in format and seating in worship services? I don&#...

June 25th, 2020 |  


Changes, and the search for a successor dog

As my regular readers already know, I’ve been on a search for a successor dog for Kelly to team with me as a volunteer dog therapy team picking ...

June 18th, 2020 |