Soul Medicine

This morning, I got an email from my buddy Robert.  It contained an animal video that absolutely surprised and delighted me. At first, I thought about sharing the video with my friends by email or social media.  But I wanted to share the video with a larger audience:  with you, my readers. After I viewed… Continue reading Soul Medicine

A Long Sentence

This was the first year that I did not go to the police station to get my fingerprints taken, as I do each year, to confirm that I do not have a criminal record and that allows me, as Santa Claus, to show parents and others responsible for children’s welfare, that their charges are safe… Continue reading A Long Sentence

Seventy Years Ago

Ma and me at the house I grew up in. (circa 1951)

On January 8th, seventy years ago, at precisely 10:30 in the morning, a scream of joy erupted from my tiny mouth as I gasped my first breath of life. I don’t know if I was a planned addition to the St. Andrews clan or not, but I always felt loved by my mom. My dad… Continue reading Seventy Years Ago

Forever & Ever

Originally published February 14, 2012 Several of my previous blogs have been stories that included either my Mom, Dad, or both.  Although they are no longer living (Dad passed in 2001 & Mom passed in 2010), they are still very much alive in both my heart and mind.  The heartache never goes away – and it shouldn’t.… Continue reading Forever & Ever