Pinewood derby, friction and angst

A lot of potential energy (call it psychic energy if you will, though not the kind that manifests as ectoplasm) doesn’t get translated into forward motion of any kind. [Read more]


Family Volunteer Day

serviceGenerally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. [More….]

We fell into conversation.

Grayson_Milling_company_01I’m currently on a cross-country drive with my parents that began Monday morning in Massachusetts. The fourth morning of our trip found us doubtfully inspecting our options at the continental breakfast in a motel in Grayson, Kentucky, in the company of an early-rising couple from southeastern Ohio. The phrase “we fell into conversation” describes our experience aptly, but it didn’t go the way you might think. [More….]