The Best Part of a Bleeding Heart

The Best Part of a Bleeding Heart

Like any other self-respecting word-nerd, I subscribe to Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Day”. I like learning the meaning of unfamiliar words, I like learning the etymology of words I know and I’m especially interested in learning the background and history of common...
Better Vision: Seeing More of What is Really There

Better Vision: Seeing More of What is Really There

I have been wearing glasses since I was two years old. Adorable you say? Picture this; I was not walking by age two so I was crawling and scooting across the floor like a little Woody Allen. And to complete the picture, I had a “lazy” left eye so there was little...
The Sure Bet of a Simpler Life

The Sure Bet of a Simpler Life

I should have put money down and shaken hands with any number of people who were betting I would not be able to make the switch to semi-retirement at 25%. I could have made a bundle off my wife but that’s hardly a net gain for the household. Before I started...
I May be Positively Glowing in Twenty Years

I May be Positively Glowing in Twenty Years

10 days before I semi-retired to 25% in July, I found out I had prostate cancer. That’s never going to sound like good news but fortunately, I turned 65 in August and Medicare reduced our costs significantly. Because of my age and a couple of other circumstances, the...
Turning 10!!!

Turning 10!!!

Highlands church North Denver has been the best “experiment” I’ve ever been part of. And, yes, I know we are a church, but the whole prospect has been an experiment in being a new kind of church. Like, would it be possible to be a church where everyone is welcome...