My Cave My View

Occasionally people have enough self-awareness that they understand when something they are witnessing is bigger than themselves – moments such as when man stepped on the moon for the first time and September 11, 2001. Abe Lincoln had clarity of purpose and place when he used a mere 272 words in...
I am working very hard on solving the world’s problems when my too-kind-and-loving wife happens by, carrying a load of wash or something like that. To her, it appears that I am sitting on my big overstuffed chair drooling with my eyes shut and snoring. She shakes me to see if I am dead. Of course...
I have lived long enough that I have experienced the death of loved ones and strangers; some expected, almost welcomed, the end of a long painful journey. Other times, tragically, unexpected. Their death felt like a blow to the side of my head with a sledgehammer. I know that birth and death are...
It is hot. Dang hot!  I don’t do well in the heat. Okay, I’m a sweater. Like most people from Monticello, if it’s above 80 degrees, I’m complaining that it’s hot. So now that it’s near 100 degrees you can bet I’m sweating and panting like a fat dog after a run. So the circumstances are not ideal...
Well, I might as well tell you all that I’m going to hell because someone stole my bucket of tools. I am not proud of it, but it can’t be helped. Let me explain my epic failure. This time of year is always special to me, mostly because I get to start a new year with the hope that this year I’m...
“This is not the year to get everything you want; this is the year to count all the blessing that you have.” There are times when those Facebook feeds or bumper stickers just reach out and smack me across the head and cause me to stop and ponder life. So, I am pondering all my blessings. Of...
I awoke to quite a start the other morning. I dreamed that I was making Christmas ornaments out of beer cans. Don’t worry, it wasn’t cheap beer. It was a local brewpub label which would create a nice merry glow on anyone’s Christmas tree. The confusing part is that my cold beverage of choice is...
Well it was a sad day when Eddie Van Halen passed on; his virtuoso guitar playing made him a Rock God to those who believed in Rock and Roll. His name along with Hendrix, Joe Walsh, and Eric Clapton inspired thousands of teenagers to save their money and buy their first guitar. I was one of those...
Okay, I am on another adventure with the in-laws camping at Maroon Bells in Colorado. We call it camping, but it is nothing close to how I used to camp. Apparently what I do now is called glamping and I’m not even sure if it’s legal in Utah. Since this COVID thing hit and people have been locked...
Oh yes, fall is in the air. Football lights, cross country meets, volleyball tournaments, pumpkins blushing orange, and cooling temperatures when the sun goes down.  Kids going back to school in new clothes with their backpacks full of essential school stuff like facemasks, hand sanitizer, non-...

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