The young man across from me was enrolled in a master's degree program in engineering at a state university. His story was not exactly one that warmed the cockles of my heart. "I went to talk with my thesis adviser," he said. "He told me that our dissertations are due in June. He said that … Continue reading So You Want Your Master’s Degree?
Grazing near the top of the world
I sat at my desk and looked over my computer screen. There sat a couple plants on the window sill, their leafy greens perked and pointed toward the glass like arms stretched wide toward an approaching loved one. It never ceases to amaze me. Plants not only need the sun; they seek him out. They … Continue reading Leaves Toward the Sun
With baby formula and fruit in hand, Laura knocked on the woman's door. In a moment, a bright and welcoming face appeared and ushered Laura inside. Her cheerfulness beamed from behind her head covering and ankle-length dress. Laura took off her shoes in the closet-sized entryway/kitchen/pantry. To the right, two electric burners on top of … Continue reading Our Tinted Lenses
I wished with all my heart my friend was lying to my face. I looked him in the eye. He was telling the truth. "Last week I woke up one night with a really bad pain in my stomach. It was about two in the morning. I woke my wife up and asked if she … Continue reading Moving On
Be thankful in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:18