The Most Important Reason To Keep A Journal

“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.” Carolyn V. Hamil There are many awesome personal reasons to keep a journal.  Lists of why and “how to” are abundant and for these reasons I have developed the habit of daily journaling.  However, there is a rather hidden reason to […]

The Writings of HANCOCK – A Private World

“when the inner garden is under cultivation and God’s Spirit is present, harvests are regular events. The fruits? Things like courage, hope, love, endurance, joy, and lots of peace.” ― Gordon MacDonald, Ordering Your Private World I self-published a book through Amazon in 2015.   The book was compiled in 2000 a few months after my father died. […]

Hidden Photos: Negatives In The Rightmeier Trunk

The trick is that you can’t find the hidden treasure until you start digging. Often enough, if you take the leap and do something, something will happen. Probably not what you thought, but something.  Debbi Fields Recently, I found a packet of hidden photos in the form of photo negatives.  This occurred as I was digging  […]

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 […]

Calming Thanksgiving Afterthoughts From Maison Steinbuchel

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. – Johnny Carson The day before Thanksgiving is one of the heaviest travel days of the year.  This true of all modes of transportation, but […]

How To Not Spoil What You Have

 “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus I am writing this several weeks before it will post.  It has been a gloomy few days and even though I hate to admit it, my […]

Secrets Found In Great Grandmother’s Notebook

“In taking the measures of any person, always allow two inches extra for around the arm and two inches extra for around the hips” -Leta Grace Clark This past summer we inherited stewardship of the Rightmeier trunk containing the relics, secrets and artifacts of the Lewis Rightmeier branch of the family tree.  One of the […]

How To Give Lost Stories A Voice – First Friday Syle

Giving Lost Stories A Voice…. For years, an informal event in downtown Wichita, Final Friday, has drawn Wichitans out of the ‘burbs into city center.  It serves as a few hours of festivities to end the month and set up for a new one, while local artists of all genre, exhibit their talents. This month, […]