What’s Brewing? When Age Is Just A Number

A part-time job at my favorite local coffee shop provides a front-row seat to everyday life. I’m sharing a few observations here on Mondays. Enjoy! This isn’t exactly news to me, but from my vantage point behind the coffee counter I’ve taken note this week of this truth — age is just a number. Here are …

An Open Letter to Young Women Who Might Want to Marry My Sons

My oldest son turned 30 today. Yeah, I’m that old (and then some). Reflecting back on this amazing young man’s life, and looking forward to what the future holds for him and his lovely bride of 9 years, I got to thinking about the other three — the younger brothers who are as yet unmarried. …

Remembering Uncle Bill and His Legacy of Love

There were those crazy red neon lips atop the billboard on Lakeshore Drive. And the alley by the brick high school where we played games on summer nights. That walk to the little park with the swimming pool that would be full of local kids. Warm, fragrant “dilly” bread, rich chicken soup with doughy “rivels” …