Remote Stress

Hurricane Irma is now history. The monster storm weakened before making landfall but nonetheless, made quite a mess.  As a native Floridian, I have family in every part of the state and all were affected by the storm that defied meteorologist’s predictions. My home and community were unscathed when we experienced tropical storm force winds […]

A Glimpse Into the Future (2028)

Forecasting the weather seems like a hit or miss proposition. That makes me wonder if forecasting the future is any more accurate. Both meteorologists and sociologists use data, computer models, historical precedent, and any number of technological tools to produce scientific projections. Yet both nature and humans can be capricious and quite subject to change. […]

Why We Laugh When Stress is High

Hurricane Irma is steadily moving toward Florida as I write. I have dozens of relatives scattered across Florida – all in the path of this dangerous storm. I refuse to give in to fear so I don’t keep the television on to watch the continuous reels showing the devastation in the places Irma has hit already. As […]

After the Wedding

This article is published by Beauty For Ashes Press in an anthology called From Tears to Triumph: Tales of Transformation Through Jesus Christ. In celebration of our 39th anniversary, I want to share it with you here. After the Wedding It seems unreasonable to anticipate an event for years, plan and prepare for months – […]

Elevation and Attitude

Do you know the elevation where you live? Florida’s Emerald Coast is where I work and play. Local coastal locations have an elevation of about 10 feet above sea level. Not an ideal place to be when hurricanes make landfall. Our home is on 20 acres inland with a 60-foot elevation – giving us a […]