For the last five months my younger brother, Charles, fought a glioblastoma. A glioblastoma is an aggressive malignant brain tumor. At age 43, he lost this battle on Friday. I despise cancer! I want to take the high emotional and spiritual road that says, "This was for the best. He is no longer suffering, etc." … Continue reading Losing the Battle
1901, the Pan-American Exposition was in Buffalo, New York. Exhibitions and visitors came from all over. One visitor was Bill. Unfortunately for Bill, he became the victim of a shooting. Fortunately for this man the first aid station at the Pan-American Exposition was large, it was the equivalent of an emergency hospital. There was even … Continue reading At Hand
I am not sure what I was thinking about writing this morning. I lost all thoughts when I arrived at the scene of what I would learn was a traffic fatality. I commute approximately one hour each morning and back each evening on Alabama Hwy 69, it is a hilly and curvy road. The posted speed … Continue reading A Prayer
Today I am participating in the funeral of a dear Christian lady. She was one of the first people to greet us when we first visited the Church in Parrish. Every time I am a part of a funeral or even simply attend a funeral I have mixed emotions. As mortal beings, we do not … Continue reading What Will They Say About You?
Chicago was not the first to ask that question, nor will I be the last. Time passes from sunrise to sunset and our life seems to vanish away like the morning fog. Using a calendar, we begin to see how little time we have. Consider this: if you live to be 80 years old, that … Continue reading Does Anybody Really Know what Time It Is?
Something reminded me of him today. A couple of things actually. First, I am taking a winter coat that belonged to him to the cleaners today and then I saw his favorite soft drink - Diet Rite Pure Zero. I do not think he would mind if I told you what I know of his … Continue reading Missing