The Blue Box

It’s Christmas time.  A time of good cheer, merriment and warm fuzzy feelings.  I do not forget the reason for the season.  The birth of my Savior.  But I also am inclined to enjoy the warmth of all that the season offers.  Friends, family, food, … [Read more...]

Rough and Tumble

Recently in a conversation I realized that within families there is usually at least one person that is more prone to being an accident just waiting to happen.  But that person also seems to have the luck of the Irish about them too.  Watching them … [Read more...]


From experience I can tell you that when you are about 7 and you have to admit to your parents that it was you who cut the rubber gasket that goes around the top of the tub styled dishwasher, with a knife every time you unloaded the dishwasher, just … [Read more...]

Odds Are…

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there will the squirrels nesting in it jump out scamper away as it tumbles?  Odds are yes. Will those same squirrels have time collect the nuts they have been packing up that tree trunk for months, stuffed … [Read more...]

Out Like a Light

There is one big reason he sun goes down every day, it is so it gets dark. In darkness we sleep. It is dark, quiet, calm; all the things that go along with sleeping. Unless you have one of the light people living in your house. Those nocturnal … [Read more...]


There are too many types of art in the world to discuss in this space. So I have chosen one that we can all claim we are artistic at.  Waving.  Yes waving is an art.  A lot of painting, sculpting, dancing can be a bit highbrow. For us regular folks, … [Read more...]

Trimming the Trees

We have trees growing around our house. This may seem like a little thing to most people as there are trees growing around most every house. But we planted each tree ourselves and made the yard just how we want it. We live in a farming community and … [Read more...]

99 Contests

Winner, winner chicken dinner. In the same way con men bark out hope to get you to part with your hard earned cash, contests have the ability to turn sane people into wild eyed hopeful little children just itching to give up a piece of yourself to … [Read more...]

Instant Gratification

Since winter is on the horizon let me say that I kind of like to shovel snow. Not deep snow, then the shoveling becomes work. Just light snow.  The line from light snow to deep snow to me is set at about four inches.  Over four inches and it is more … [Read more...]

When Surgery Comes Knocking

If for some happy reason some sort of surgery has not come knocking at your door, hurray for you and your household. But alas for many of us that knock has come at least once, some more times than we can or want to remember. I have found it is all in … [Read more...]