Shoes for the journey

I’m out at the lake, finishing a book. It is quiet, beautiful, and, well, “lake-ish.”  At home, I walk in my tennis shoes, but out here I wear my favorite hiking shoes. I love my Merrell’s. They are broken in. They have a steel shank with a good, sturdy sole, and the fit keeps little […]

Time: Spent or invested?

I was a sophomore in high school when Jim Croce’s song “Time in a Bottle” reached #1 on the charts.  He had written the song a year earlier, after his wife had told him she was pregnant. ABC Records hadn’t planned to release the song as a single, but, in 1973, Jim Croce was tragically […]