Distance is a way of life right now.

“Social distancing” has become a commonplace phrase these days thanks to crazy times because of the coronavirus.

It would be an easy way to complete today’s WordPress Discover “distance” prompt, but it’s almost too easy.


I planned to discuss Mount Rushmore in this column.

Instead, I wrote about stairs, persistence and two people I met in an old graveyard.

I realize those sentences don’t make sense so here’s a little backstory. (more…)

Mama and I were enjoying a breezy evening on the front porch of a cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota yesterday when our neighbors opened the door to their cabin.
We had different neighbors when the day started, but the new ones — a man and his wife — quickly spotted us. (more…)