My old baseball glove

7-7-2019 I was eight years old and it was the year that New York Yankees’ pitcher Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series....

Slowing down, trying harder

7-2-2019 Two thoughts have been stuck in my mind for a while. One is my perceived need to slow down and be more mindful. It’s not like my...

I’ve found some hope

6-24-2019 Some of you may know that I volunteer at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. I do it for a several reasons. It gives me a...

Who are We?

6-20-2019 It is 3:59 p.m. as I start to write this. I just finished watching the news and two commercials before I turned off the TV. Now...

A letter to my dad

6-17-2017 My father died twenty-five years ago. I not going to say that I miss him every day, I don’t. There are periods of time that I...

Four friends

6-9-2019 My dad moved us to Dumas, Texas ( pronounced a little like dumb-ass) when I was fourteen, I knew no one in the town of 9000...

58,320 Names

5-26-2019 Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Some folks are off work, school is out and for some, the official summer season begins. People will...

A 1704 year old tree

5-22-2019 Today Suzanne and I walked the University of Arizona campus. We do this often because it’s beautiful and there’s a coffee shop...

The Earth’s Air Conditioner

5-16-2019 Yesterday the Tucson temperature bumped up against 100 degrees. That was not so unusual for this area this time of year. The...

My Zippo Lighter

5-2-2019 A friend of mine and I have decided to give a talk about being veterans of the Vietnam war. In starting preparations for the...

What Do We Deserve?

4-22-2019 A friend of mine recently said he asked his teenager when it wasn’t okay to lie. The response was -“When you’re in court .” A...

A Thing is Right

4-2-2019 I’m in the process of reading Aldo Leopold’s book, A Sand County Almanac. It was published in 1949, the year after my birth....

Two Men

3-22-2019 There are 7,650,000,000 people on the planet and approximately half of them are men. This brief note is about two of those...

When Then vs. Now

3-13-2019 This morning I met again with a dear friend of mine for coffee and conversation. Jack and I meet every two weeks, and even at...

Call Them by Thier Names

3-5-2019 Suzanne and I sat and listened to Francisco Cantu, the author of The Line Becomes A River, talk about why after four years as a...

Sharing the Road

02-28-2019 Let’s play a game called Sharing the Road. The rules are simple and easy to learn. It could also be called let’s make a deal,...

Gratitude

2-19-2019 Suzanne and I recently saw the Spike Lee movie Blackkklansman. The movie is so overpowering that in the last few scenes, I was...

Spending Time

02-13-2019 During my undergraduate days, I wasn’t a very good economics student. I took two classes only because they were required, and...

Langston Hughes at my Dinner Party

2-5-2019 I’ve been thinking about having a dinner party and trying to decide who to invite. It needs to be somewhat intimate, lively and...

Listening

1-31-2019 I understand. The world is a busy place and we have many important things to do. Jobs to work, kids to raise, money to be...

 
DWDRD