When you are slowly going blind

When you are slowly going blind

Terry and I recently discussed our eye conditions. Concerning her, she had a cataract to develop in one eye over time that came to seriously distort h...

January 14th, 2021 |  


Your new name

Your new name

My younger brother, Chris, and I went to college at the same time. We would often eat an evening meal together in the cafeteria. At one point, part of...

January 7th, 2021 |  


You can succeed in 2021

You can succeed in 2021

You want to be victorious in life? You want to live with peace? You want to live life with a mindset of happiness? You want to be a constant overcomer...

December 28th, 2020 |  



A story for Christmas

A story for Christmas

They say a roll of duct tape fell into his crib when he was ten months old, and it became the play toy that placated him more than any other.His nick ...

December 21st, 2020 |  


Just settle down

Just settle down

Sometimes the Ratchet gets wound up, particularly here at Christmas. It is not necessarily about me taking my meds. But, this time of year it is about...

December 17th, 2020 |  


Christmas cheer and a generous gesture

Christmas cheer and a generous gesture

One of my published books is entitled “Blessed by the Boys.” It tells stories of things said by our boys and things they did. What they di...

December 10th, 2020 |  


COVID-19 not a hoax

For the past six months I have been a strong advocate for mask wearing to the point of obsession. I have gotten into arguments and shouting matches wi...

December 7th, 2020 updated: December 7th, 2020. |  


How people misunderstand life

How people misunderstand life

A certain minister wrote the following account:Angela sat slumped in a hurtful heap against the wall. Her red-haired head rested heavily on her bent k...

December 3rd, 2020 |  


Be sure to sign off on the Lord

Be sure to sign off on the Lord

My life has experienced dramatic change within the last six months. I have spent more time with doctors and time in hospitals than I have in my life. ...

November 26th, 2020 |  


Talking to yourself is okay

Talking to yourself is okay

Have you ever noticed someone who was talking to themselves and you thought they were nuts? Have you ever caught yourself talking to yourself and thou...

November 19th, 2020 |