How many of your friends start their emails with “yesterday I had a ride-along with NASCAR…”? [Read more…]
I was contacted by a furniture company recently. They complimented my blog and suggested I do a future post, cleverly including their products. While that’s not what we do here at AST, I was motivated by the idea they suggested: writing about your favorite place to read. Or better yet, a fantasy reading spot.
I can’t do a blog post today. My little essays are meaningless in the face of such tragedy. I feel despair about the carnage, and about the possibility of it ever getting better. But if we didn’t learn anything from seeing twenty 6-year-olds being slaughtered, if we weren’t moved by a President’s tears, there’s no hope for us.
So I’m spending my time praying and hugging my family. I’m sorry I’m such a downer. I’m sure by next week, like the rest of the nation, I will have forgotten, mostly. And continue whistling past the graveyard, hoping it never happens to us personally.
Please say something. I’d appreciate it.
I’m writing this post because someone I know is dealing with health challenges. In fact, three — no, four — people I know, friends or family. Severe health challenges. It can be depressing, but here are some helpful offsets. [Read more…]
As I sit writing in the pre-dawn, a blessing arrives: the sound of raindrops on my patio roof. I’m struck by inspiration: how beautiful it would be to feel the drops on my skin. I set my notebook aside and open the front door, but there’s a problem.