Late on a Friday afternoon in July, I stop by what is one of my favorite stores certainly in the Austin area but also, possibly, anywhere in the world I’ve ever visited. The Turquoise Trading Post has been in operation in the same blue awning–clad shopping center on Burnet Road since the summer of 1994. … Read More Forever Turquoise
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. –John Ruskin I’ve been thinking about work a lot lately. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about what kind of work I’m meant to do. Our recent relocation from Mississippi to central Texas is truly a new chapter… Read More So, what do you do…?
I had a teacher in graduate school who began each class with a prayer. This wasn’t an unusual occurrence as I was a graduate student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and many of my professors did the same. This particular professor prayed in a particular manner, asking God to bless the class, both… Read More A Writer is Someone Who Writes
Today is Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and I have been an official resident of Texas for exactly one week. I’ve been busy since I got here. I’m nesting a bit, organizing our kitchen gadgetry and arranging the decor. I’ve also been dipping quite a bit into the famous Austin live music scene. Over the course… Read More New House, New City, Old Memories?
It’s that time of the summer again. July 4th celebrations are behind you. Likely, too, your summer beach vacation has come and gone. Although the weather is still boiling, you’re counting down the days until the kids head back to school and life returns to normal. Ahh, the blessings of fall and football and routine.… Read More Help your student get the most out of summer reading