Film Review: When writing and war intersects

With daily news of Covid, calamities, and climate change, these are arguably the worst of times in recent memory. And to make matters worse, not since WW II has Europe and the world seen war like it's now seeing as Russia pummels Ukraine. It does however make this long overdue film review of mine a … Continue reading Film Review: When writing and war intersects

Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!

Happy New Year! Here's hoping you're looking forward to the next 12 months of 2022. I know I am. But not for the usual reasons. Like a new birth, job, wedding or anniversary. For me, it's about...new textbooks! YES siree...I geek on textbooks! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Ever since I was a kid, I've … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!

My Monday Metrical Musings #59

Best Time December Best time DecemberTo share FaithBut...Who will hearBeyond yuletide cheer? Best time DecemberTo share HopeYet...Who will listenTo this reason? A baby calledE-mma-nuelBorn in mangerWho can tell?God with usSomeday will showThis broken world Healings that flow. Best time DecemberTo share LoveYet...I'm tongue tiedSecrets locked inside. Best time DecemberYet I fearI'm...Not the oneRevealing God's Son … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #59

A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

[With permission granted to Salt&Light, a version of this post titled "Tragedy and grief in our schools, but the language of friendship speaks healing and hope" appeared on 27 July 2021 here] Usually, I alternate my Saturday blogs strictly between the topics of autism and parenting. But this has been a week like no other … Continue reading A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

A “Re-United States of America” – it’s what I want for my kids

This is my first political commentary (sort of) on America, and if sticks and stones should come break my bones after detractors read this, then (gulp) I think it'll be my last one too! But before you say anything, let me be crystal clear. I'm no political pundit. For most of my life, I avoided … Continue reading A “Re-United States of America” – it’s what I want for my kids

I pray weekly for my special boy in these 7 areas – for his future

Every parent has aspirations and dreams for their children, spoken or otherwise. I'm no exception. What is an exception though is the stuff I hope for when it comes to Caleb. The majority of the world of parents with neurotypical kids can more than reasonably hope for their offsprings to grow up strong, smart, independent, … Continue reading I pray weekly for my special boy in these 7 areas – for his future

Why I need Easter to restore hope

Today is Easter Sunday. Every year, I look forward to Easter far more than Christmas. For while the message of Christmas offers hope in the form of the saviour baby Jesus, it is Easter's message of His resurrection that completes the salvation message. It is Easter that ultimately delivers for me what Christmas first promises: … Continue reading Why I need Easter to restore hope