It is truly winter now. The snow is beginning to pile up and it makes it more difficult for my old pickup truck to get up the hill.
Sometimes I wonder why I live here, and yet when I look out the windows and see the beauty that God has bestowed upon me, I find a simple answer, this is a blessing.
My son is due in mid-December. Currently he is stationed in South Korea and plans on coming home on leave to spend time with his mother, aunt and wife. I am thankful that he is going to take some time to visit with me here at the cabin. It will be a time of reflection and joy and I truly look forward to it.
Shortly after he leaves, I will head to Texas for the rest of the winter. Winter is beautiful and I love the solitude here, but I miss warm weather and sunshine and realize at this point in my life, that a little sunshine is a great thing.
I am wishing all of you happy holidays and that whatever religion or belief you have that it brings you comfort at this time of year.
I am making significant headway on my third collection of short stories and hope to have them out to the public by February or March 2024. I am happy to say, that my short story The Cell Tower has been nominated for the Michigan notable book award. In truth, it was difficult to write as it deals with the painful and taboo subject of incest. I did not write it to titillate the public, quite the contrary as I hoped to address the proverbial elephant in the living room. Only time will tell whether this story had the impact I hoped it would.
Well. I’m going to sign off now as it is in the middle of the night, and I probably should go back to sleep, but I wanted to get this message out to all of you that I care about. Again, enjoy your holidays, worship your God, and be thankful for everything you have.