Through Amber Goggles

Funny how motivation can be found in unusual places. And, likewise how easily one can become discouraged. Even though I had driven to the pool and changed into my Speedo, I almost decided to go home. I realized I’d forgotten my goggles. A back-up pair was in my gym bag but a voice in my… Continue reading Through Amber Goggles

Their Shoes #39

Ryan was barely able to keep his eyes open as he ate his lunch at the homeless shelter. He bought his shoes from his friend recently. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I’ve been living on the street on and off for about five years. Sometimes I crash at… Continue reading Their Shoes #39

Wedding Planning 101

I don’t think I’ll give up my career as a nurse to become a wedding planner any time soon. But, things went well; great, even! There was never a more joyous bride than my daughter, Giselle. As far as for wedding planning, it all came down to logistics. The mother of the bride—that’d be me—couldn’t… Continue reading Wedding Planning 101

Their Shoes #38

Mixing things up a bit for this week’s edition of Their Shoes. A follow-up good news edition! Cynthia from Their Shoes #29    rushed to the counter while I was serving sandwiches recently at the homeless shelter. She could hardly contain herself waiting for me to be finished talking to a young man being served. “Guess what?… Continue reading Their Shoes #38

A Dad’s Words at his Daughter’s Wedding

I know that you are all anxious to get on with the night, but I am not a man of few words. First, I wanted to tell you that Rita and I have been married just short of 35 years. And, for all but the shortest time, somewhere near the beginning, things have been wonderful… Continue reading A Dad’s Words at his Daughter’s Wedding