Thankful for a solarium

  The solarium is one room over from the 90-year old’s double-occupancy Nursing Home room. The solarium permanently doubles as overflow parking for resident’s wheelchairs that if left in their rooms, would crowd their already tight living quarters. i’m thankful for overflow parking, even though it isn’t aesthetically enhancing the solarium. There’s a long list […]

Dear readers, Happy Thanksgiving

  (photo: 10 minute warmup walk, 53 minute run… this is why a 30-minute walk versus run made sense) Dear readers, Happy Thanksgiving. The hopeful feeling of gratitude that our American forefathers felt when they gathered on the original Thanksgiving Day… May we carry that over into every remaining day we get to spend on […]

Arriving late to volunteer was a huge aha moment and blessing

      Arriving late to volunteer last week was a huge aha moment and blessing. We normally arrive around 8:00am and deliver big boxes of food to needy Families in West Orange County Florida on Thanksgiving morning. In 14 years, we have never arrived as late as 9:00am, and what we discovered was awesome. […]

Dear Son, Did You Hear Last Night’s Prayer?

Dear Son, I was wondering about my own temptation to go through the motions, like last night as we said our dinner time prayer. I wanted to add an additional, timely petition that all homeless people would have a warm place to sleep. But I didn’t. Last night (Jan 4) was, after all, Orlando’s coldest […]