Sixty-Nine Years of Memories

Smokey Mountain fall foliage drenched our honeymoon with stunning colors sixty-four years ago. Yesterday, baffling images swirled around me as I celebrated this  anniversary without my partner. Five years of dates before uttering those famous words, “I do”...
Awesome 85th Birthday

Awesome 85th Birthday

Maybe birthdays get more awesome with each passing year. Is that due to gratefulness that we are still here…and doing quite well, thank you. Or is it that friends and family are just glad we haven’t caused any big upset this year? In any case, March 22 was...
A Tribute to Betty

A Tribute to Betty

Another dear friend and colleague died this week. Betty Pesek and I first met on the west side of Chicago in April, 1967 at the Ecumenical Institute. Forty-eight years ago this month. In early 1967, staff at the EI developed a tactic they called “the Trilogy” to...