My first real look at “Harry Potter”

I’m ashamed to admit, I watched the very first “Harry Potter” movie for the very first time last night. Making books into movies is something I think most authors aspire toward when it comes to their work. But it’s a tricky business. There’s something about a person’s...

PERSISTENCE: Never. Give. Up.

Today is a day I will not soon forget … a day that came after much preparation. At that end of that preparation, I had a friend tell me that I “personify persistence,” and she went on to define it: “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of...

Harley

Pets are a lot like people. There are so many wagging tails, tilted heads, barks of joy, and contented purrs out there. As a whole, they make us smile and perhaps bring a touch of joy to our day. We pat them on the head. Nice kitty. Good dog. There are so many people,...

For My Uncle Doug

Dougie 3/14/60 — 6/18/14 Who knew a transfusion could cause such intrusion? In the midst of your prime blood was stealing your time. Once proud, young, and strong, you fell sick far too long. For, an athlete in purple is still just a mortal when fate rises up and...