Month: May 2014

A Sense of Place

Every person has a place.  A place for which his or her heart yearns, particularly in lonely times.  This place need not be a physical location.  It could be, for example, a set of circumstances or, perhaps, a person.  The common thread is a feeling of peace that arises from being present in one’s place.…

Reading and Writing and Louis L’Amour

Daddy loved to read westerns by Louis L’Amour.  The men on the book covers were rough-looking and spent their lives outdoors without a thought of SPF or zinc oxide.  Their hats and boots were utilitarian and, like their eyes, seemed weary.  They carried guns:  guns in holsters; guns balanced on saddles; guns casually held perpendicular…