Driving a School Bus

There’s a great article on GodUpdates about a retired man who took a job as a school bus driver. He had been one of the top-rated FBI agents in the country and later the CEO of a large corporation. However, he said his job driving kids to school was as significant as those jobs, and … Read more

Growing Old

I’ve lived in a senior retirement community for over a year now. Our oldest resident is over 100, and many are in their eighties and nineties. Although canes, walkers, and wheelchairs are common, a surprising number of my friends here walk unassisted—not only within the building but also around the neighborhood. Most of us have … Read more

Positive or Negative?

This afternoon, as a friend and I chatted in a sitting area of the retirement community, two other residents arrived and sat down near us. The lady started complaining about how unhappy she is. She doesn’t want to be here. She doesn’t like the food. Her apartment is too small. The cost is too much. … Read more

Valentine’s Day Love Poems

My late husband Jack and I dated more than fifty years ago, during a time when people wrote letters on paper and mailed them with a stamp in the Post Office. No expensive long-distance phone calls, no emails, no texts. Although I’m not much of a poet, through the months I was away at school, … Read more

Lost

I had a strange dream the other night. I was driving down a country road and my sisters were following me in a car behind mine. We arrived in the place that in dream was the town of Helotes, but it was on the opposite side of San Antonio from the real Helotes and looked … Read more

Deadlines

Last week was deadline week for a magazine I edit. In fact, the deadline had been missed, and last week was the new deadline. For some reason, we had delay after delay, and everything that could go wrong did. When we finally finished and I had time to catch my breath, I thought about maybe … Read more