Not Just a Holiday

A uniquely American holiday, this "Thanksgiving." In 2019 America, the last Thursday in November in the United States is set aside for food, family, and these days, football. But more than 400 years ago, stories of the "first Thanksgivings" in North America tell very different tales. The remaining Mayflower settlers celebrated surviving of a harrowing…

What Will Your Grandkids Call You?

I've picked "Papa." I am well aware that grandchildren pick their own names for their grandparents. And yes, I'll answer to whatever name my grandson calls me. But for what it's worth, I'm going to at least suggest to the little guy that he call me "Papa." That's not "Paw-Paw," as they say it in…

Courage

What does real courage look like to you? To me, right now, it looks like a sister-in-law who is going through cancer treatment for a second time in 10 years. It's knowing the suffering she's sure to face during the treatments, and choosing to go through them anyway, because the desired result is the best…