A Wish for the World

A Wish for the World

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 in A Passing Glimpse

Christmas Eve is here. Here is Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Instead of preparing my traditional fare of holiday aromas and deliciousness for the family, I’m sitting in a relaxing leather chair with dark wood arm rests, atop the crow’s nest of the M.S. Zuiderdam. The room is filled with plenty of suntanned faces I’ve never seen […]

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

In preparation for writing this reflection, I took some time to reflect on what this course has meant to me as an instructor. In short and technically, the course was truly not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag, and I […]

Threads of Love and Patches

Threads of Love and Patches

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

      I’ve spent a good portion of today picking up remnants throughout the house. Patches is a part of our family and one of Zero’s favorite playmates. Patches is truly living up to his name these days. He is missing several fingers on one paw. Another paw is missing altogether and his stubby […]

Swaying Hugs and a Road Song

Swaying Hugs and a Road Song

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

The recent snowfall painted a serene backdrop for my lengthy road trip to offer a final goodbye to someone that I’ve known most of my adult life. It seems I’ve lost count, but I know that I’ve attended far more memorial services in the past few years than I have in my entire lifetime. “It’s that circle of life […]

A Fifty Cents Blessing

A Fifty Cents Blessing

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

Stepping away from my truck, I was approached by a man today. He was life worn, middle aged or so, and layered with clothing. Lots of it, sheltering himself the best he could from the day’s wind chill of 0 degrees. “Sir”, he asked. “Could I bother you for 50 cents?” Carrying no money on […]

It’s Christmastime

It’s Christmastime

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

That time of the year is here again. And with it, I look forward to seeing those I love in the next week. I’m counting on those days being filled with plenty of soul filling goodness: puppy kisses and wagging tails, teary eyed laughter, reading, studying, loads of fab music backed by a tad more […]