Three Simple Reasons I Embrace Christmas Traditions

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas.  A lot of Christmas traditions haven’t been explained in song.   Clint Black December at our house is one long celebration.  On my side of the family it kicks off at Thanksgiving […]

What DNA Was Found In A Treasured Trunk?

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.   – T. S. Eliot This past summer, I inherited custody of the Rightmeier family treasured trunk.  Since then, I have been going through its contents, taking an inventory […]

Writing Is the Painting Of The Voice

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”  ― Voltaire I cannot draw, paint or even sketch well.  It is annoying to have a picture in my head yet be unable to get it onto paper properly.  When I saw this quote it resonated with me:  I can paint! Not with the obvious medium, but with words. I […]

Who Are The Poor And How Can We Serve Them?

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matt 26:11 Recently I was watching an episode of Poldark on Masterpiece Classic.  It is a BBC Period piece set in Cornwall England beginning in the 1780s.  In this particular episode the lower classes in the region were starving due to […]

Why Bother With A Girls In Aviation Day?

Flying is the best possible thing for women.  — Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, first licensed woman pilot, regards receiving her license, 8 March 1910. I participate in a closed Facebook group called The Landline.  It is a forum for pilots and controllers to interact over questions about anything pilot-controller aviation system related. Recently a […]


Personal Boundaries, What Do They Look Like?

“Do not remove the ancient (personal) boundaries which your fathers have set.”  ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Some time back I read “Boundaries” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend.  I heard this book referred to on the Dr’s radio show as well as the Dave Ramsey show.   So, I checked the book out from the […]

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How To Cope When Routine Transitions Turn Ugly

“Sometimes, life’s challenges are tough to deal with. You will succeed if you focus your thoughts on how to overcome the challenge.”  – Catherine Pulsifer It is back to school season.  It happens every year and is considered a routine transition.  Yet, the back to school vibe is everywhere and makes itself known by: the plethora of […]

How Flying Is A Walk Of Faith

 “Sometimes a pilot has to take a firm grip on emotions, forcing oneself to take a firm control of a nervous stomach or shaking hand.”  Weather Flying, Robert N. Buck Aviation is a world seeped in perceptions of thrills and frightful emotions.  In reality, it requires just the opposite.  Being led by ones emotions […]

One Event On Which History Pivots

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II The resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The one event  in history that brings out chocolate bunnies, colored eggs and marshmallow peeps.  I like chocolate and joyously display wonderfully painted eggs and decorations we acquired during our […]