Rustlings

Rustlings (September 25, 2017)

I’m typing this article on the morning of my birthday. A friend called early this morning with birthday greetings and a poignant question. He asked, “What do you plan to do with the next year of your life?” Hmmm… of course, the operative word is ‘plan’ because I have...

Rustlings (September 18, 2017)

Moving is almost always hard. It typically involves packing, tossing, leaving the old and acclimating to the new. This past Sunday, our church family packed up hymnals, Bibles, guest cards and pencils. We tossed those bits of trash that had accumulated in the pew...

Rustlings (September 11, 2017)

It all happened in one day. During my morning run, I slid in with some United States Marine Corp (USMC) trainees on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Their steadiness, chants and camaraderie made my run much easier. I thanked them for their service and for helping me keep...

Rustlings (September 5, 2017)

It didn’t happen all at once. In fact, I can’t really pinpoint a moment or a minute or a month when it occurred. As I glance back over the last three years, I recognize it just sort of evolved. I’ve gained fifteen pounds since moving to Greenville. Unless I’m...

Rustlings (August 28, 2017)

It was part of my first venture in New York City. It made the next five or six trips much easier. I purchased a ticket for one of those ‘Hop on Hop off Tour Buses.’ We cruised through Harlem, Central Park, Midtown, Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribecca, Chinatown and Wall...

Rustlings (August 21, 2017)

We consider them commonplace, but calendars are actually very complex systems. The earliest calendars were lunar based and followed phases of the moon. These phases – full, waxing and waning – were easily visible and identifiable by the ancients and thus provided a...