Tag: death

Faith, General

Drowning

July 2015. Our daughter was engaged. Her fiance, Aaron had never been backpacking before; something my son and I enjoy.  We invited him to our family cottage near the infamous Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario Canada.  Algonquin is three times the size of the State of Rhode Island.  There are […]

Faith, General

Dying Too Soon

My mother-in-law died. She was 91. Her bout with dementia finally took her feeble 83-pound body.  Living in another country, we started the funeral planning process from 1500 miles away; texting and emails at first, then a phone call here or there. Flights were booked, Airbnb reserved, and coordinated with […]

Faith, Identity

Seven Years

I found my dad dead. By all accounts, he had died two days prior. He died sitting up reading the sports section of the newspaper. He was 79. Although no autopsy was performed, all the signs indicate he died of a massive heart attack. Less than Two Years Later I […]

Faith, General

That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen!

It was the summer before my senior year of high school. Me, the city-kid, spent it working for my uncle on his farm. Up early feeding hogs and helping with the wheat harvest. Kansas was super hot that year. To this day, I’m the only senior out of 525 in […]