The first time I walked into my house, it was filled full with someone else’s stuff. The couple who lived here had remained childless and were nearing retirement age. The wife’s mother had lived here with them until she died, and they were alone again, ready to downsize, put everything into storage and move into […]
Archive for October, 2009
A few weeks ago, vacationing in Dallas, we had this urge to just sell all our stuff, including the house, and buy an RV to take our life on the road. We’d be untethered and free to go meet new people, see new things, visit family and friends we don’t have time to visit with […]
When the postcard came in the mail with the word, “Islam,” in huge print, I was intrigued. The local Islamic center was holding an open house to invite non-believers to learn more about their faith. It was an outreach program designed to dispel myths and open up conversations with a predominantly Christian community.
If it was […]
The story in Breathing Lessons centers around a day trip to an old high school friend’s funeral. The couple taking the trip isn’t all that old, but the wife is having some major empty nest issues. That same weekend, she would be saying good-bye to her daughter, who was heading out for college. And driving out […]