Archive for March 2018

Have you seen "Trust Jesus" lately?

Have you seen  "Trust Jesus"  lately?
   For years someone spray painted “Trust Jesus” on the overpasses in Chicago and the Midwest.  Who was it?         I-80 is a long and lonely stretch of road, cutting east and west across the United States.  That is where I first encountered my own personal “Trust Jesus”. Every so often it... Read more »

Does Land Ground You?

Does Land Ground You?
Not long ago many of us lived in small towns. Or we came from the farms around those towns. We are one or maybe two generations removed from that small-town life.  It is the same small town life popularized in the early 20th Century by Sinclair Lewis, in novels such as Main Street and Babbit. ... Read more »

Do you care about your lawn?

Do you care about your lawn?
It’s out there as I write. It is beckoning for me to go out to do something with it. hissing at me. I refuse. I will not let my lawn be the boss of me. My lawn is small.  It takes about fifteen minutes to cut it.  I rarely edge it.  My lawn is not... Read more »
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Big or Small: How do you like your grocery store?

Big or Small: How do you like your grocery store?
I’m not going to start this post with “when I was a kid”…. So… when I was a kid, grocery stores were magical places, usually because of the “electric eye” that opened and closed the doors.  I used to torture the one at the High- Low Store on South Western Avenue, running in and then... Read more »

Do you live in a purple house?

Do you live in a purple house?
Some believe the United States is a melting pot — of ideas and religions and cultures. Some believe that the country is irrevocably divided along ideological lines never to come together again. There seems to be less and less common ground nationally, in our respective states and locally.  One can argue endlessly about the differences ... Read more »